Z117 .H47 2003 DVD
Discusses the physical format of books printed during the hand-press period on hand-made paper. Identifies laid and wove papers, watermarks, and the folding of sheets for folios, quartos, octavos, and other formats.
N5300 .D58 v.6 VHS
Sixty of the most precious books formerly owned by the Kings of France and now owned by the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.
PN4888 .C5 V53 2002 DVD
This program examines the growth and vitality of diocesan newspapers in the 19th century, especially in defending the immigrant Church against anti-Catholic bias, then considers how the Catholic Press came to flourish in the 20th century and its changing place in Catholic life since since Vatican II. Part of the Catholic Life in America series.
Z271.3 .M37 E9 1994 VHS
An instructional video on how to create marbled papers.
Z110 .C7 H697 2004 DVD
Stan Nelson, a specialist in the Division of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian Institution, demonstrates the steps involved in cutting punches by hand, preparing matrices, and making type in a hand mould.
N5300 .D58 v.5 VHS
"The Books of Hours" by the master painter Jean Bourdichon.
Z271 .H35 1996 VHS
An introduction to the craft of bookbinding featuring nine projects for the beginner.
NC998.6 .S9 H45 2007 DVD
2 discs; 170 minutes.
This film goes into the history of the popular Helvetica typeface, while also using the occasion to reflect more broadly on how type affects our lives.
Z110 .C7 H697 2004 DVD
An examination of book structures throughout history, the ways in which they work, and how best to handle them to preserve their original, physical integrity.
Z471 .I535 2006z DVD SMC
This gripping documentary chronicles the devastating effect of giant book chains on the country's independent bookstores. During the golden years of the independents, there were 5,200 members of the American Booksellers Association - today there are fewer than 3,000.
ND3359 .L5 L5 1999z DVD
A documentary about this seventh century illuminated manuscript. Part of the Memorable Leaders in Christianity series.
ND3359 .L5 L56 2005 DVD
Documentary describes the creation of the Lindisfarne Gospels, combining location footage with images from other manuscripts of the period and reveals the major pages of the Gospels in fascinating close-up. The complex process of making and decorating an illuminated manuscript is also explained.
Z281 .M35 2008 DVD SMC
Presents the actual making of a manuscript as it would have been done in the Middle Ages.
Z117 .H47 2003 DVD
A brief history of Christophe Plantin's 16th century printing press, demonstrating the process of creating a printed book in the tradition of the Renaissance.
Z 107 .M43 2005 DVD
Looks at the creation of medieval manuscripts ~ how illuminations were accomplished, what materials were used, how scriptoria functioned, which titles were selected. Explains the crucial role artists and artisans played in the survival of Western culture.
N5300 .D58 v.4 VHS
A major exhibition featuring 240 manuscripts of French illumination from 1430 to 1520.
NE850 .P756 1998 VHS
Demonstrations of the four major printing processes: relief, intaglio, lithography, and screenprinting. Also available on CD-ROM as Prints & Processes (NE850 .M56 1999 CD-ROM) with additonal discussions about forty prints from masters such as Dürer, Rembrandt, Gauguin, and Picasso.
ND1430 .S23 1997 VHS
British art critic, Sister Wendy Beckett, explores Italian illuminated manuscripts.
E303 .S3 2005 DVD
This NOVA documentary follows a team of conservators, engineers and historians as they attempt to preserve some of America's most valuable documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution.
Z701 .S46 1987 DVD
A documentary on the struggle to preserve the human record in spite of increasing brittleness in old books.
ND3359 .K4 W67 2000 VHS
"The Book of Kells" tells the story of this magnificent masterpiece. Created on the windy Hebridean island of Iona thirteen centuries ago, it now rests in the Trinity College library in Dublin. The manuscript has mystified, and motivated writers from W.B. Yeats to James Joyce and Umberto Eco, and its intricate Celtic knotwork continues to influence artists and craftsmen today.