Mini-Podcast - Episode 40: Stenciled Choir Books

January 7, 2022

Today we will cover a fascinating early printing process, still in wide use today–– stenciling! Beginning with the history of the stencil and moving into the use of stencils in choir books, this podcast will cover the basic processes of stenciling, discussing how they developed and were used in sacred and secular settings. From the Carthusians to Pablo Picasso, stencils have been used in art for centuries as pattern making tools that create beautiful, crisp images and lines. 

Resources:

Eric Kindel, (2019) “Stencil: a descriptive bibliography.” Éditions à jour https://centaur.reading.ac.uk/90582/1/Kindel%20Stencil%20a%20descriptive%20bibliography%202019.pdf 

Choir Book with Selected Texts for the Mass and Office: https://www.textmanuscripts.com/medieval/choir-book-mass-office-141431