BOOKS & PAPER SUMMER SESSION 3
JUNE 18–30, 2023
Books and Artist Books: Craft and Concept
Books are both objects and ideas; in this workshop we’ll create both. We will cover a variety of bookbinding styles, specific techniques, and low-tech image-making processes, and we’ll work through many elements of the artist book: pacing; pauses; narrative content and structure; turning pages; looking through, around, or under pages; words/no words; images/no images; the sublimity of an inkless book. We will start by developing bookbinding skills and exploring ideas through generative exercises. Then students will work independently, incorporating skills and concepts gained in the workshop and/or the materials and ideas they bring with them. All levels. Books studio.
Associate professor at University of Iowa Center for the Book; other teaching: University of Georgia Cortona Program, Penland, Art New England (MA); co-director of Paper and Book Intensive (MI); collections: Sackner Archive of Concrete Poetry (IA), Yale University (CT), Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (TN); former Penland resident artist and core fellow.