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The Book of Kells as a Semiotic Model for Modern Book Design

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The Book of Kells as a Semiotic Model for Modern Book Design

Orario & Sede

18 Nov 2021, 17:00 – 19:00

Webinar Bibles, Evangeliaries...


ID: 941 306 0862

Passcode: 697326

The Book of Kells (Latin: Codex Cenannensis; Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS A. I. [58], sometimes known as the Book of Columba) is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin, believed to have been created c. 800 AD, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament together with various prefatory texts and tables.

Lecturer:  Rebekah Cochell

Adjunct Instructor at Liberty University’s School of Digital and Studio Arts Department (Lynchburg, Virginia).

Language: English

Abstract: The graphic design of a book affects the way the reader receives and processes information. However, design is often focused on aesthetic principles and traditional wisdom, not considering how design aspects affect cognitive processes and educational outcomes. Medieval manuscript design encouraged a reading culture nurtured by deep, contemplative and slow reading methods, enhanced by semiotic images, text and design. This presentation examines the efficacy of page design elements on educational outcomes, specifically disfluent fonts, handwritten fonts and multi-modal design and explores how medieval illuminated manuscripts, such as the Book of Kells, can influence modern design.

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