University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Feb 09, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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ART 214 - Introduction to Book Art: Intersection of Art and Design

(3 units) CO7
Introduce students to the field of artists’ books as a form of artistic expression and inquiry. Examine the history/craft of the book as art and as a carefully designed object in our cultural landscape.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Laboratory/Studio: 3
Offered: Every Fall and Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. analyze, synthesize and integrate an understanding of the contemporary field of artists’ books and the book arts. They will be able to articulate this subject and identify where it resides in history and in contemporary culture.
2. identify and articulate the historical contexts between printing, bookmaking and artist publications from several cultural perspectives, and to consider the book as an evolving cultural icon and an expressive medium.
3. identify and challenge the role of the book and the idea of the book in contemporary culture and to invent possible futures for the book through creative studio art projects and discussion.
4. develop and employ coherent writing, composition and communication skills through research papers, discussions and oral presentations. They will be able to discuss and present findings of historical and contemporary work to the class.
5. effectively analyze and discuss samples of historical and contemporary work presented in class while also determining applications of this analysis to their own artistic work and critical writing.
6. demonstrate awareness of one’s own beliefs, concepts and biases in assignment interpretation, project fabrication, written assignments, class discussion and critique.
7. develop and evaluate possible solutions to studio art assignments that lead to well-grounded and creative conclusions.
8. produce well-supported positions that thoroughly and respectfully considers alternative viewpoints in written assignments, class discussion and critique.

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