ART 3306 - Print Media: The Artist’s Book and the Object Multiple
Fall or Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.
Prerequisite: ART 2301 .
This course examines the Artist’s Book and the Object Multiple, which expand the definition of an edition by being 3-dimensional, tactile, and often collaborative or text-based. Students will have the option to produce hand-made objects of various forms (for example, Louise Bourgeois’ sewn books), digitally-printed and bound artists’ books (such as Amy Sillman’s zines), or any combination of the two (or example, Kiki Smith’s editioned porcelain sculptures) and have access to digital printers, CNC routers, and various other fabricating machines as well as traditional printing presses. The class will be divided into units focusing on traditional skills in bookmaking, with guest instruction from the Wells Book Arts Center; on mold-making and casting, with emphasis on 3-D fabricating capabilities; and finally on the natures of hand-made multiples versus their machine-made digital cousins.
Studio work will be supplemented with a field trip to New York to visit the Artist Book and Object Multiple collection at the MoMA. Depending on the semester this course may involve a collaborative project with visiting artist or pairings-up with writers and poets to produce textual editions.
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