History of Printing with Daniel De Simone of the Folger Shakespeare Library

When: Friday, October 16, 2015, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Where: Room 210, Mearns Centre for Learning-McPherson Library


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Knowledge of the history of printing and the book are increasingly relevant across research in the humanities and fine arts. Understanding how books are created ? such as illustration in early printed books — helps in interpreting and situating the object in the context in which it was produced.? Learning how to evaluate these elements of material culture is essential to a broad understanding of the main subject of study.? In this workshop Daniel De Simone will outline a course of study for the history of printing and book history essential to incorporating this field into research.

Noted curator Mr. Daniel De Simone is the Eric Weinmann Librarian at the Folger Shakespeare Library. His scholarly interests include the history of printing, antiquarian bibliography, book illustration, and eighteenth-century Italian and French books. Prior to joining the Folger Shakespeare Library, Mr. DeSimone was the curator of the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress and operated his own New York-based bookselling business for twenty-two years.