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Information Management Public Lecture Series

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r/Goran%20Proot_2013.jpgThe Importance of Design: Tradition and Experiment
in Flemish Early Modern Typography (1473-c. 1815)*


Dr. Goran Proot
Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Rare Books, Folger Shakespeare Library,
Washington, DC


Thursday, January 24 at 1:30 pm
Rowe Management Building Room 3089


Design has been an important factor in marketing books since the beginning
of printed books in the fifteenth century. In this public lecture, Dr. Proot
will address the question: How did the layout of hand press books evolve
over long time-spans? He will explore different forces that defined the
typographical identity of books in general and of different text genres in
particular. Focusing on Flemish books produced between 1473 and c. 1815, he
will demonstrate how tradition and innovation, fashion and technical
improvements, time and time again, needed to find a new balance.


*Co-sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library