Contemporary Publishing (2020/2021)

Course code
4S007103
Credits
12
Coordinator
Federica Formiga
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
STORIA DELL'EDITORIA CONTEMPORANEA (M) 6 M-STO/08-ARCHIVAL SCIENCE, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LIBRARIANSHIP CuCi IB Federica Formiga
EDITORIA APPLICATA (M) 6 M-STO/08-ARCHIVAL SCIENCE, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LIBRARIANSHIP CuCi IA Alessandro Bigardi

Learning outcomes

Contemporary Publishing (m)
The course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the current state of Italian and international publishing with regards to social, cultural and technological recent developments. At the end of the course students will be able to recognize the main dynamics in publishing and to identify and evaluate the different publishing products; moreover, they will have acquired the tools to keep themselves up-to-date in the field over time.

MM: History of Contemporary Publishing (M)
This module aims to illustrate the context within which the publishing industry has developed from the late nineteenth century to the last decade; through a presentation of the most relevant case studies, the module intends to provide an overview of those events and protagonists who led the field to its current outline. At the end of the course students will be aware of the historical dynamics that have shaped the modern publishing industry.

MM: Applied Publishing (M)
This module intends to outline traits and peculiarities of the many editorial products currently present on the markets and to explore the editorial processes that create them. At the end of the course students will understand how a modernly organized publishing house works.

Syllabus

This module aims to illustrate the context within which the publishing industry has developed from the late nineteenth century to the last decade; through a presentation of the most relevant case studies, the module intends to provide an overview of those events and protagonists who led the field to its current outline. At the end of the course students will be aware of the historical dynamics that have shaped the modern publishing industry.

Assessment methods and criteria

Please refer to the description of the two modules.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Federica Formiga Anche le parole sono in armi. Opuscoli e propaganda nella Grande Guerra Luni 2019
Severino Cesari Colloquio con Giulio Einaudi Einaudi 2018
Barbara Sghiavetta Editoria a testa alta Le quarte di copertina de "Gli Struzzi" Pàtron 2008
Giulio Einaudi Frammenti di memoria Notte tempo 2009
Alberto Cadioli, Giuliano Vigini Storia dell'editoria in Italia dall'unità ad oggi Editrice la bibliografica 2018
Massimo Gatta Struzzi senza prezzo. Note sulla collana fuori commercio Einaudi (1946-2018) Biblohaus 2019 978-88-958-4465-7
Drew N., Sternberger P. By its Cover. Modern American Book Cover Design Princeton Architectural Press 2005
Colonetti A. et al. Disegnare il libro. Grafica editoriale in Italia dal 1945 ad oggi Grafis Edizioni 1989
Briar Levit Graphic Means. A History of Graphic Design Production 2018
Gary Hustwit Helvetica 2007
Alessandro Bigardi L'affermazione della griglia nell'organizzazione dello spazio tipografico 2013