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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (CCAD)
Type and the Book Form
Type and the Book Form
Fall 2015
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MA in Art and the Book degree students; other graduate students with permission of the instructor.



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Typography for book arts and design. Development of narrative themes through the use of type, image, grid, materials, and multiple page sequencing. The history of typography including the use of technology; terminology and classification.
As a result of completing this course, students will be able to: 1. gain a new understanding for how to view, select and use type in a composition whether as concept, image, element, or text. 2. have a true understanding of typographic history, type classification, and the nuances of a character that can be applied to all fields of work and thus strengthen overall craft. 3. bring a thoughtful use of typographic selection when creating artists’ books 4. be able to critically self-assess the appropriate use of type in book work in order to support ones’ unique artistic voice.
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jbb (Fri, 20 Mar 2015 02:02:42 GMT): Rollback: Please add CCAS boilerplate to syllabus.
awade (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 19:57:58 GMT): Rollback: This is an old Corcoran syllabus. Needs to be updated to CCAS template.
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