Orario & Sede
18 nov. 2021, 17:00 – 19:00
ID: 941 306 0862
Lecturer: Rebekah Cochell
Adjunct Instructor at Liberty University’s School of Digital and Studio Arts Department (Lynchburg, Virginia).
Title: The Book of Kells as a Semiotic Model for Modern Book Design
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.