I took a class in book construction through CoD and it was great! One of the things we did was visit the Newberry; it s well worth the trip. I took the trainMessage 1 of 2 , Aug 16, 2007View SourceI took a class in book construction through CoD and it was great! One of the things we did was visit the Newberry; it's well worth the trip. I took the train in and walked from Ogilvie - it's 2-3 miles but a very pleasant walk (took me about 45 minutes). There's also a Red Line (I think) stop not too far from the library. The Newberry has a considerable collection of medieval and near-medieval manuscripts and maps. This sounds like a terrific opportunity, although research at the Newberry is available to pretty much anybody (no lending, though).
Robyyan Torr d'Elandris <rtesca-ayreton@...> wrote:I know the Newberry isn't the most convenient location for a lot of people, but... I recently received a catalog of public programs for Fall, 2007. Some are free, some have a cost involved, many look interesting. In particular.. .<http://www.newberry .org/programs/ SemFall2007. html#newberry>
Constructing a Medieval Book: Book Making and Manuscripts in the Middle Ages
10:00 am -- Noon
Register Online (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express accepted)
This seminar will be a brief, hands-on introduction to the art and
craft of making a medieval book. We will consider what materials went
into the production of a book, how they were selected and by whom, and
we will look at how a book's design and production were closely tied to
its use and content in ways that differ greatly from book production
today. Come get an up-close view of some of the Newberry's most
beautiful and interesting medieval manuscripts, and learn how they were
made along the way.
Megan Moore is the Assistant Director of the Center for Renaissance Studies at The Newberry Library.
Robyyan Torr d'Elandris (Dennis R. Sherman)
Tree-Girt-Sea, Midrealm (Chicago, IL USA)
http://robyyan. googlepages. com
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