Visual Meter and Rhythm: the Function of Movable Devices in Books | University of Oxford

Visual Meter and Rhythm: the Function of Movable Devices in Books

Speaker
Emily Martin, Bodleian printer-in-residence
Event date
Event time
17:15 - 16:30
Venue
The Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BG
Venue details

The Weston Lecture Theatre, main entrance on Broad Street

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

Movable devices, sometimes referred to as novelties, in books are not new. From anatomical lift flap books, to astrolabes and other volvelles in the early modern science texts, from carousel and pop-up children’s books to contemporary artists books. These devices allow for the ultimate means of emphasis within the pages of a book.
 
A presentation by the Oxford Bibliographical Society and the Centre for the Study of the Book.