Type, Lettering, & Calligraphy, 1450-1830 (2001)

The development of the major formal and informal book hands, the dominant printing types of each period, and their interrelationship.

Topics include: the Gothic hands; humanistic script; the Renaissance inscriptional capital; Garamond and the spread of the Aldine Roman; calligraphy from the chancery italic to the English round hand; the neo-classical book and its typography; and early commercial typography. The course presupposes a general knowledge of Western history and some awareness of the continuity of the Latin script but no special knowledge of typographical history.

This course is taught in French.