1-outline of print culture lectures_9-18&9-23

16 illuminated manuscript 17 middle of the fifteenth

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Unformatted text preview: later by other editors   according to their own understanding of the text. 16 Illuminated Manuscript 17 Middle of the fifteenth century   Feudalism in sharp decline   Roman Catholic Church’s authority on the wane   dictates of commerce 18 Ample supplies of paper meet new social needs   rise in university and commercial manuscript production   growth of international book trade   in Paris alone, some 10,000 lay scribes by the 15th century 19 But the abundant supply of paper   did nothing   to alleviate   the laborious task   of copying each manuscript   by hand 2   dictates of commerce 18 Ample supplies of paper meet new social needs   rise in university and commercial manuscript production   growth of international book trade   in Paris alone, some 10,000 lay scribes by the 15th century 19 But the abundant supply of paper   did nothing   to alleviate   the laborious task   of copying each manuscript   by hand 20 Invention of the Printing Press   Johannes Gutenberg (1397-1468, Germany)   studied metallurgy   invented movable type printing   printed between 160 & 185 copies of two-volume Latin Bible   with about three-quarters on paper and the rest on vellum 21 First page of the first volume of the Gutenberg Bible 9/17/13 22 23 Gutenberg’s technique of printing: a. type mold b. right width c. uniform height d. proper ink e. wooden screw press 24 case of cast metal type & a composing or type stick 25 26 27 28 Printing from Movable Type   broke the cycle of   ancient texts   disappearing   being rediscovered   and disappearing again   making possible   multiple copies 29 Printing Protocols   standardized 3 28 Printing from Movable Type   broke the cycle of   ancient texts   disappearing   being rediscovered   and disappearing again   making possible   multiple copies 29 Printing Protocols   standardized   spelling   grammar and   syntax   facilitated communication 30 Typographical fixity   provided t...
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2014 for the course MEDIA 180 taught by Professor Parisi during the Fall '08 term at CUNY Hunter.

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