Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
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This unit examines the artist's book, considering all aspects of the production and design of the book. Students will consider the book as an object or sculptural form. Students will investigate the principles of typography and book design, and learn how to set and print type using letterpress methods. Students will consider the relationship of image and text, the question of sequence in the structure of the book, the relationship of form and content. The unit will consider the presentation and distribution of the artist's book looking at both historical and contemporary examples. Occupational health and safety instruction relevant to the Artists' Books studio will be addressed.
On the successful completion of this unit students will:
By folio 100%
12 hours per week, including 4 hours studio and 8 hours of independent study
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