Collins Living Learning Center | Discovering the Artist's Book
L310 | 22247 | Yara Cluver


Artist's books are a fairly recent phenomena where various types of media
interact in different ways and where concept is further emphasized through
unique structures.  The focus of this course is on practice where you will
experiment with structure as it relates to concept through both traditional and
experimental bindings.  We will be cognizant of how structure, materials,
layout and design, and use of text convey and emphasize your ideas so that
craft and content are fully integrated in the books you make.  We will also
explore the evolution of artists' books from the earliest forms, such as the livre
d'artiste, through the explosion in creativity and concept that occurred in the
1960's and beyond.  Through readings and visits to the collections of the Lilly
and Fine Arts Libraries, you will be exposed to a vast array of possibilities for
this medium.  The course will culminate with an exhibition of student books at
the Fine Arts Library Foyer during finals week.