Methods and Techniques of Editorial Processes (p) (2018/2019)

Course code
4S01408
Name of lecturer
Federica Formiga
Coordinator
Federica Formiga
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-STO/08 - ARCHIVAL SCIENCE, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LIBRARIANSHIP
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. 2A dal Feb 18, 2019 al Mar 30, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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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.

Syllabus

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.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Franco Nidasio, Massimo Villa Elementi di tecnologia grafica e internet: carta, carettere, composizioni, immagini, fotolito Arti Poligrafiche 2004 5. ed., pp. 13-27, 31-34, 41, 51, 120-127, 221-225, 248, 252-263, 269-321, 347-353
Daniele Baroni Lessico del design editoriale Cartiere Burgo 2001
D. Baroni Un oggetto chiamato libro Longanesi 2017

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will take place in oral form and will assess knowledge of bibliography and materials uploaded on the e-learning platform. The exam will aim to evalute the depth and breadth of acquired knowledge, the property of language, the ability to connect such knowledge and the ability to exemplify techniques.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018