The Art of Bookmaking

HON 398 - Professor David Skora

Modes of Inquiry: Textual Analysis, Artistic Creation and Analysis, Historical, Social and Cultural Analysis

Course Description:

This course is a studio introduction and survey of the techniques, processes, and equipment that introduce the basic techniques of bookmaking. Through demonstrations and hands-on projects, students will learn how to create pamphlets, multi-section bindings, and art books. This class will explore conceptual book structures and contemporary applications of bookbinding. Students will learn skills relevant to both design and art with a focus on creativity, design, and craftsmanship. We will also examine the history of bookmaking and the techniques used to create books during different time periods. This will include a brief overview of the cultural contexts that influenced the creation of books.