Collins Living Learning Center | Discovering the Artist's Book
L310 | 16031 | Yara Cluver


Artistís books are a 20th century phenomenon where various types of visual media interact,
and where concept is further emphasized through unique book structures.  The focus of this
studio course is on practice and we will experiment with a variety of book structures and
relate them to concept through both traditional and experimental bindings.  We will be
cognizant of how book structure, image-making processes, layout, design, and text convey
and emphasize your ideas so that craft and content are fully integrated in the artistís books
you make.  This course is open to artists working in any artistic medium and gives you a new
avenue in which to explore that medium.  We will also explore the evolution of artistsí books
from the earliest forms through the explosion in creativity and concept that occurred in the
1960ís 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.