BOOKS & PAPER SUMMER SESSION 7
AUGUST 13–18, 2023
Hybrid Book Structures: Form and Content
In this part-ideation/part-structure-exploration workshop, we’ll examine the role that page design, material selection, and book structure play in designing artist books, in particular those with multiple layers of content. We’ll ask what opportunities the artist’s book can offer to display multiple visual and textual voices? We’ll create book structures suited for hybrid reading experiences, such as the dragon scale binding, the magic wallet, a split-page pamphlet binding, and the instructor’s “game board” binding. We’ll jump-start our work with a chance-based ideation exercise. Demonstrations of image and text-generating techniques will help each student find ways to transfer their ideas to the page. The goal is for each student to leave with one finished project and working models for further inspiration. All levels. Books studio.
Visiting professor at Reed College (OR); former head of books and printmaking at Oregon College of Art and Craft; workshop teaching: Haystack (ME), Paper and Book Intensive (MI); two Fulbright fellowships, Walter Tiemann Price for Experimental Books; collections: Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Museum of Modern Art (NYC), Gutenberg Museum (DE); work published in Masters: Book Arts (Lark Books); representation: Vamp and Tramp (AL).