Beyond Words: Visual Narratives from the Block Book to the Graphic Novel

Presented by River Falls Public Library Gallery at River Falls Public Library Gallery, River Falls WI

Jul 08
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Aug 10
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.

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ADMISSION INFO

Free Admission

Contact: 715-425-0905

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Jul 22, 2019 at 09:00 am - 08:00 pm (Mon)
  • Jul 23, 2019 at 09:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Jul 24, 2019 at 09:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jul 25, 2019 at 09:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jul 26, 2019 at 09:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jul 27, 2019 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jul 29, 2019 at 09:00 am - 08:00 pm (Mon)
  • Jul 30, 2019 at 09:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Jul 31, 2019 at 09:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Aug 1, 2019 at 09:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)

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Additional time info:

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.

Additional weekday and Saturday/Sunday hours may vary based on staff and volunteer availability.

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 czrostlik@riverfallslibrary.org

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

River Falls Public Library Gallery

140 Union Street, Library Lower Level, River Falls, WI 54022

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