ART 185 — Artist Bookmaking: Materials, Methods, and Meaning
The course will teach bookbinding techniques and review various forms of what the artist’s book can look like, and what it has meant throughout art history. There will be lectures on different styles, movements, and artists like Yoko Ono, Enrique Chagoya, Golnar Adili, Sol LeWitt, punk and DIY culture, Fluxus, and more. Students will work on projects from the simple zine to the accordion book, stab binding, Coptic stitching, the sculptural book, decorative covers, and finally on their own creative final project. By the end of this course, students will have finished their projects and there will be a final critique.
This course is open to students at all levels, and no previous experience in making books is required. Students must purchase their own bookmaking supplies for this course and can expect to spend approximately $60 for these materials.