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Designing Books
CIS 116
Spring 2019 not offered

This intensive course will help students to understand how books are physically designed and created. Students will learn to use the book format in their work as a means of expanding, preserving, and restructuring ideas. After a visit to Special Collections and Archives to look at examples of artists' books and a review of 1200 years of Eastern and Western book binding types, students will make at least eight books, including an accordion book, a long-stitch book, a Coptic stitch book, side-sewn bindings including a Japanese four-hole stitch books, variations on pamphlet binding and a map fold book, as well as a simple box. The properties of bookbinding materials will be discussed in detail. No prior experience is necessary.
Credit: .5 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM CIS
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on JUN-25-2024
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