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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (CCAD)
Japanese Binding
Japanese Binding
Spring 2016
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Kerry McAleer-Keeler
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The history and evolution of Japanese bookbinding. Exploration and production of historically important Japanese bookbinding methods, including hand scroll, stab binding variations, accordion books, and ledgers. Techniques such as backing paper or cloth for covers and making traditional book cases are covered.
At the end of the course students should: 1. Have a growing mastery of a range of Japanese bookbinding techniques. 2. Build upon the basic foundation of the visual and technical elements of book arts. 3. Develop self-awareness and self-assessment through expanded program inquiry, scholarly thinking, and creative work. 4. Be able to apply the technical information and problem solving techniques gathered in this class in regards to Eastern binding methods to other areas in and outside the realm of book arts and design. 5. Have the working knowledge and skill set to work independently on book arts projects.
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