Greek Printing in the Mortimer Rare Book Room

The exhibition "Printing the Greeks: Technical & Aesthetic Considerations" is on view through March 25th, 3rd floor Neilson Library.

example of Greek printing

 

Classical and Christian texts are exhibited. They range in date from 1482 to 2003, and were printed using various designs, or fonts, of Greek types. The exhibition examines the evolution of Greek typographic letterforms, from lapidary to cursive, and the role of early publishers in promoting Greek studies.

The exhibition was written by senior Elaine Chan '07 as part of a Fall 2006 special study on Renaissance books, based in the Mortimer Rare Book Room.

Contact

Mortimer Rare Book Room
Neilson Library
(413) 585-2906
bblument@smith.edu