Friday, March 22, 2013

Typographia's Videos

Because 3 is a magical number, I thought that it would be good to have three areas the typographia videos covered.

1. How printing changed writing and reading.
Text: In Defense of Poesy by Sir Phillip Sidney.
This would talk about the rise in the amount of writers, because there were now more readers who could afford to buy books and consequently read. Sidney wrote his defense because of the bad poetry going on by the sheer amount of those who could get published now.

2. How it changed text.
Text: George Herbert's poetry.
Printing meant that writers could experiment with the formatting of their poetry, allowing for new forms to emerge at this time.

3. Censorship.
Text: Areopagitica by Milton.
Printing made ideas spread wildly, with the means in which to produce it. Some institutions found this threatening and censored what material left the printing press.  

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