Methods and Techniques of Editorial Processes (p) (2016/2017)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Federica Formiga
Federica Formiga
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. IIB dal Apr 24, 2017 al Jun 10, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IIB
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.2  
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.2  
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3  

Learning outcomes

The course aims to address and explain the printing techniques from movable type to contemporary industrial processes. Writing tools and supports and publishing processes will be considered as well. Moreover, the course will take into consideration the professions involved in the creation and distribution of the editorial artefacts. Particular attention will be given to printing machines and technological evolution from the end of the nineteenth century to the contemporary age.


The course will focus on the printing processes and in particular on the developmental phases of books and other publishing products. The printing techniques will be defined and explained, deepened into the productive aspects of the editorial artefact. The cours will handle typologies of typefaces and finally the different kind of supports. Finally, the course will describe and analyze various printing machines.

- Daniele Baroni, Lessico del design editoriale, s.l., Cartiere Burgo, 2001. Saranno da studiare i lemmi che verranno indicati a lezione

- Dario Moretti, Il lavoro editoriale, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2005.

- Fréderic Barbier, Storia del libro. Dall’antichità al XX secolo, Bari, edizioni Dedalo, 2004, pp. 141-163, 171-186, 343-369, 373-479

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Dario Moretti Il lavoro editoriale Laterza 2005 978-88-420-7625-4
Daniele Baroni Lessico del design editoriale Cartiere Burgo 2001
Barbier, F. Storia del libro dall'antichità al XX secolo Dedalo 2004

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral test consistin of an interview on the bibliography and on materials uploaded on the e-learning platform. The exam will aim to ascertain the depth and breadth of acquired knowledge, the property of language, the ability to connect such knowledge and the ability to exemplify printing processes.