Beyond the Text: Rare Books as Artifacts

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Date/Time:Thursday, 12 Oct 2017 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Location:Parks Library
Cost:Free
URL:http://instr.iastate.libguides.com/c.php?g=149064
Contact:
Phone:515-294-6117
Channel:University Library
Categories:Training, development
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Learn to identify unique features of early printed books (circa 1450-1850) and what they indicate about their design and production. Seating is limited. Preregistration is required. Register through Learn (at) ISU. Keyword: LIB. Please let us know if you require any kind of accommodation.

What will you discover when you approach a book beyond its text and examine it as an artifact? Trace the transition from manuscript to print culture evidenced in early books and manuscript leaves from the library's rare books collection. Participants will learn to identify unique features of hand-press era books and have the opportunity to explore a book from the collection to discover its history.