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Undergraduate Course: Developing Artists' Books (LLLA07113)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryTHIS IS A FOR-CREDIT ONLY COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED

This course will enable students to focus on developing sustained and personal visual content and ideas within the wider context of the ┐book form┐. Printmaking and mixed media techniques will be used as a way of generating ideas to develop into artists' books. The use of diverse materials and scale will be looked at in the work of artists such as Anselm Kiefer and Kiki Smith and also where the discipline of the artist book lies in contemporary art practice.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:

    RESEARCH
    Demonstrate an informed approach to a range of different possibilities offered by the book form in artistic practice.
  2. PRACTICE
    experiment with mixed media and printmaking and develop ideas within the context of the artist book
  3. PRESENT
    develop, design and make at least one finished artists┐ book derived from personal research and exploration.

Reading List
Recommended
Bury, S., 1995. Artists' books: the book as a work of art, 1963-1995. Aldershot: Scolar Press.
Bodman, S., 2005. Creating artists' books. London: A&C Black.
Weitman, W. and Wye, D., 2006. Eye on Europe: prints, books & multiples, 1960 to now. New York: Museum of Modern Art.
Bodman, S., ed., 2011. Artist's book yearbook 2012-2013. Bristol: Impact Press.
Johnson, Robert Flynn, 2001. Artists' books in the modern era 1870-2000: the Reva and David Logan collection of illustrated books.
Smith, Keith, 2001. Books without Paste or Glue, Volume 1. Keith A Smith Books
Smith, Keith, 1998. Bookbinding for Book Artists. Keith A Smith Books
Coldwell, Paul, 2010. Printmaking: A Contemporary Perspective. Black Dog Publishing
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Ability to make effective use of book making techniques
Skills in designing ideas for artists┐ books
Understanding of process for transforming visual ideas
Ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of artists┐ books within visual culture
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr Robbie Bushe
Tel:
Email: r.bushe@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
Email: s.landles@ed.ac.uk
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