Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
M-STO/08 - ARCHIVAL SCIENCE, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LIBRARIANSHIP
Semestrino IA, Semestrino IB
Providing the necessary knowledge to organize the printing of a text in relation to design intentions, editorial needs and production characteristics through the use of computer programs.
Prerequisites: Creative, relationship-wise, proactive, research purposes.
1) Media & Materials:
sizes (iso,offset standards, sheet-fed, folding, trimming, signatures, sheets, leaves, pages, recto/verso, front/back); characteristics (composition, surface, colour, grammage, fibre, caliper); scopes (publishing, finishing, usage).
2) Printing & Binding:
technics (woodcut, tipography, rotogravure, copper engraving, lithography, offset, photography, xerography, silkscreen, relief printing, hot-stamping); characteristics (line engraving, half-tone, four-color process, duplex, pantone, varnishing, films, plates, inks); assembling (staple, twist-stitching binding, perfect binding, hardback, slipcover, endpapers, slipcases, overlapping, millennial binding, outside-text tables, excerpts).
3) Graphics & Design:
writing (lettering, stylistic classification, technical classification); composition (body size, leading, justify, weight, width, slope, orthography, sets, glyphs, kerning); layout (project, grids, roughs, elements, disposition).
4) Editing & Proofreading:
texts (originals, reviews, galley proofs, collations, translations, editing, guides, drafts, diagrams, tables, units, indexes, whiteprints); figures (originals, clipping, bleeds, digital proofs, wet proofs, scanning, sampling, halftone screens, supervising, cuts, reproductions).
5) Tools & Media:
composition (photocomposition, typography, linotype, monotype); prepress (final layouts, assembling, imposition, desktop publishing, macintosh, quark xpress, adobe photoshop, adobe indesign, macromedia freehand).
BRINGHURST R., Gli elementi dello stile tipografico, Edizioni Sylvestre Bonnard, Milano 2001, pp. 27-47, 49-66, 67-80, 158-186, 301-312;
FIORAVANTI G., Il nuovo manuale del grafico, Zanichelli, Bologna 2002;
TSCHICHOLD J., La forma del libro, Edizioni Sylvestre Bonnard, Milano 2003, pp. 37-62, 94-96, 103-107, 108-116, 117-120, 130-132, 133-135, 136-152, 178-179.
BANN D., La stampa oggi. Tecniche, materiali, processi, Logos, Modena 2007.
Teaching approach: Computer assisted lessons supported by specific in-depth requests from partecipants; Adobe InDesign lab on Mac OS.
After having standed an executive trial with Adobe InDesign on Mac OS, you'll gain admittance to a multiple choise test based on reference books of I Program or II Program, optionally.
A couple of exam simulations will be provided through download from teacher's webpage, along other educational material as exercise.