Lessons take place at the Ecole nationale supérieure des sciences de l'information et des bibliothèques,

the Municipal library in Lyon (Fonds anciens)

and the Lyon Museum of printing

2 July


Richard Cooper

History of the book and its illustration in Lyon in the 16th century

3 July


Paul Taylor

Book illustrations, title pages and bookbindings (1)


Barbara Tramelli

Between text and Image: the collection of illustrated books at the municipal library of Lyon (1480-1600)


4 July


Paul Taylor

Book illustrations, title pages and bookbindings (2)



Barbara Tramelli

The printing process and the print matrices as objects of knowledge


5 July


Paul Taylor

Book illustrations, title pages and bookbindings (3)



Barbara Tramelli

Indexing iconographic developments: The Warburg Institute database



The funded project Illustrated Printed Books in Lyon (1480-1600) is organising a summer school on the images in books in the 16th century, with a special focus on how to understand, describe and use them for a various range of research topics.

The summer school is taught by Professor Richard Cooper, Brasenose College, Oxford ; Dr Paul Taylor, the Warburg Institute, London ; Dr Barbara Tramelli, CNRS CIHAM/Equipex Biblissima, Lyon.

The Centre Gabriel Naudé is offering 8 grants to attend. The grants will cover the fees for the registration as well as the meals and 4 nights in Lyon. Travel expenses are not covered.

Applications close Monday 11 June. To apply follow this link.

Professor Richard Cooper (Brasenose College) is emeritus professor of French, University of Oxford. His research interests are French Renaissance literature, relations between France and Italy in the Renaissance, Court Festivals, Renaissance antiquarians; Renaissance manuscript painting. He has published extensively on the history of literature and history of the book in France, with a special focus on Lyon.

Dr Paul Taylor is Curator of the Photographic Collection at the Warburg Institute, University of London. His research has mostly been about how words affect the way we look at images. He has written about the terminology of painting in Dutch, French, English and Italian artistic texts from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. The Photographic Collection of the Warburg Institute is the world’s largest database of subject-matter in Renaissance imagery, and Dr Taylor has many years of experience of teaching in the field.

Dr Barbara Tramelli  recently published her book on the Milanese painter Giovanni Paolo Lomazzo (Brill 2017). Her research focuses on the written transmission of artistic knowledge in the Renaissance, on the relationship between text and images and on early modern workshop practices (including alchemy) in the visual and decorative arts. From 2016 she has been working as chargée de mission for the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, on the project ‘Le Livre Illustré à Lyon, 1480-1600’.

The project Illustrated Printed Books in Lyon, organised by the Municipal Library in Lyon, the Centre Gabriel Naudé, the Warburg Institute in London and the University of Oxford, is funded by Equipex Biblissima

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