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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 introduces the basic techniques of book making. Through demonstrations and hands-on projects, this course includes how to create pamphlets, multi-section bindings and art books. This class will explore conceptual book structures and contemporary applications of book binding. Students will learn skills relevant to both design and art with a focus on creativity, design and craftsmanship. We will also be examining the history of bookmaking and techniques that were used to create books during different time periods. This will include a brief overview of the cultural contexts that influenced the creation of books.