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Lecture 7

CS100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Printing, Prepress, ScriptoriumPremium

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Communication Studies
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Jade Miller

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Week 7 (February 26th, 2018) The Printing Press Revolution
ch.9 Paper Block Printing from China to Europe
ch.11 Aspects of the Printing Revolution
ch.12 Early Modern Literacies
pdf Printing Press and the New Adult
Carter: Chinese block printing
o Standard inexpensive paper
1st century AD in China
12th century AD in Europe
Step technology need one thing for other to work
o Printing
8th century AD in China (block printing)
15th century AD in Europe (printing press)
The demand for information and knowledge brings these two together;
and the raw materials needed before developing the idea of block
printing ex. need for paper in the first place
Developed place after place; person after person
China developed printing onto paper first
Block printing in China is reproducing many versions of the same thing
o Allows for the reproduction of ideas at mass level
Why is paper important for this?
o It ould e diffiult to produe paper if it eret so eas to ake
Around 100 characters for European printing press
Chinese printing press more complicated
13th century -- wooden removable type
Printing press that we have today is a direct descent from Gutenberg (Germany)
EU pre-print: Scriptorium
o Prior to printing press in Europe/Germany, there were books
o Scriptorium is a place for writing in monasteries
o Author
Nothing to do with the physical writing
Their ideas/information
o Scribe
Wrote the words in the book
o Artist
Illustrations on pages and book cover
Called manuscript
Books were a lot less user friendly
Length, structure none of it
Einstein: Age of scriptorium
o Books as an internal entity, without guidance to provenance
o Knowledge as a prerequisite
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