ART 118 - Artist Books and Pop-up
Students will design and create original artist's books— intentional works of art created in the form of a book— using a variety of basic movable book structures and pop-up techniques. Curriculum will also focus on design process development, conceptual development and typographic layout. Coursework will demonstrate critical and creative thinking and applied learning via the knowledge and techniques of paper engineering and the history and aesthetics of the movable and pop-up books. Recommended for Art and Applied Design majors as well as non-majors. May be repeated up to 9 total credits.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Have learned and assembled a variety of basic and creative book binding styles and pop-up techniques.
2. Have designed and created original artist books using existing written content or have written their own content according to the assignments.
3. Have focused on design process development, conceptual development and typographic layout.
4. Have learned the history of; the book form throughout the world, movable books, artist's books and fine press books.
5. Have a charged imagination to create personally and artistically relevant books.
6. Have personally studied artist books, pop-ups and historical books from the collections of the University of Oregon Special Collections and the collection of the instructor.
7. Have researched artist books, pop-up books and the history of the book at the library and online.
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