2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

INTDS 3110 Visual Books

This course explores the nature and possibilities of the book form as a medium for artists. We will investigate both traditional and non-traditional book forms and techniques to develop a visual vocabulary of the creative possibilities of the book as art. Through the exploration of openings, structure, pacing, materials, imagery, and the writing or manipulation of text, students will create several artist's books that integrate concept with form. Class time will focus on material experiments and model making, developmental critiques of projects, and discussions of contemporary artists using the book format.