22 Feb History of Colour in Printing Course
The history of printing is not in black and white. Colour played an essential role in print culture even before Gutenberg printed his Bible, but it has long been hidden in plain sight because colour printing is rarely recorded.
This interdisciplinary, introductory course provides an overview of colour printing techniques in the West from manual techniques c.1400 through the development of chromolithography in the mid-1800s.
The Institute of English Studies, University of London, is offering this week-long course running 10 to 14 July as part of the London Rare Books School (LRBS), with reduced fees for students. Further details at here. Other courses at this year’s LRBS can be found here: here.