Teaching with Type: Design for the Renaissance Grammar Classroom

A lecture to be given by Paul F. Gehl, as part of the Johns Hopkins University Fall Special Collections Seminar Series. October 18, 2017, 5:15PM | Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Homewood Campus, Brody Learning Commons Macksey Seminar Room, 2043, M-Level RSVP to Shellie Dolan at libraryfriends@jhu.edu or 410.516.7943 Textbooks — defined as instructional tools intended for use in…

The Art of Grammar: Buno’s Neue Lateinische Grammatica 1651

In 1651, a highly unconventional Latin grammar was published in Gdańsk, Poland. Written in German by Johann Buno and entitled “Neue Lateinische Grammatica in Fabeln und Bildern” (A New Latin Grammar in Stories and Illustrations), the book includes ten extremely unusual grammatical engravings. Ostensibly designed to aid understanding and memorization, the engravings are richly detailed and include strange, exotic, and sometimes violent imagery.