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Beyond Words: Visual Narratives from the Block Book to the Graphic Novel
We often think of the comic strip as a rather recent invention, but the history of sequential narrative begins with the history of art.
Beyond Words: Visual Narratives from the Block Book to the Graphic Novel picks up this thread toward the end of the Middle Ages, when early book printers in the West used carved wooden blocks to stamp words and images onto the page. Because of their method of production, these books later came to be known as “block books.”
New mechanical printing processes in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries made books and printed pictures much more widely available than they had ever been before.View more
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Exceptions to regular gallery hours occur during exhibit set-up and/or tear down and may fluctuate depending on the anticipated needs of our audiences.
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Please call ahead to schedule field trips and group visits.
- Field trips: Monica LaVold 715-426-3484
- Groups: Cole Zrostlik 715-426-3496
Questions? Call or email Cole Zrostlik, Event & Gallery Coordinator
at 715-426-3496 or firstname.lastname@example.org
140 Union Street, Library Lower Level, River Falls, WI 54022