IS 590BP The Book as Physical Object

Examines all the physical aspects of books and how these inform us of the books' manufacture and place in a scholarly world. Covers all aspects of book production, from the earliest books to computers, and concentrates on their physical aspects. The course will look at all kinds of manifestations and features of codices that will useful in cataloging and bibliographical description, in reading scholarly bibliographies, in deciphering booksellers' catalogs, and in describing copy-specific information for finding aids.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Summer 2019

    • IS590BP
      Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri, 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Library ARR
      Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri, 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      Library ARR
      CLASS MEETS in the Main Library, Rare Book Room 346 located at 1408 W. Gregory Drive in Urbana, Illinois.
      Sidney Berger
      1 weeks
      Credit hours

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).