Workshop on “History & Art of the Western Book”

The George Fox library invites you to The History & Art of the Western Book, a workshop led by Isaiah Cox, an antiquarian book collector.

Isaiah Cox

The workshop will discuss the development of the book from the 15th to the 21st century, and will include real examples from across seven centuries.

Topics will include:

  • medieval manuscripts and the role of Christian monasteries and scribes in the dissemination of information
  • Renaissance era ecclesiastical manuscript production
  • the introduction of the printing press and early books
  • craftsmanship of binding
  • and more

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to examine manuscripts and books.  

The workshop, which is open to all students and employees, is at 7:00 p.m. on April 20, 2017 in the Murdock Learning Resource Center’s study rooms 101 – 103.

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