21H.343[J] Making Books in the Renaissance and Today


Class Info

Explores the impact of new technology on the recording and distribution of words and images at three different times: the invention of the printing press ca. 1450; the adaptation of electricity to communication technology in the 19th century (telegraph, telephone, phonograph); and the emergence of digital media today. Assignments include essays and online projects. Students participate in the design and construction of a hand-set printing press.

This class has no prerequisites.

21H.343[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by A. McCants and J. Ravel.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

You can find more information at the Jeffrey S. Ravel Subjects Taught site.

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