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CPR 2403. Book Arts: Concept and Content. 3 Credits.

This course is for the beginner to intermediate student in fine arts, graphic design, or photography, and encompasses the fundamentals for creating and assembling artist's books. Class focus will be on student examination of book content and concept and will cover a range of book structures such as portfolio forms, pamphlets, Japanese stab binding, concertina, Coptic, and perfect bindings. The altered book and book object will also be covered. The Intermediate student will work more independently with additional hybrid book forms under the guidance of the instructor. Content of the books is emphasized with demonstrations in a variety of print and image-making techniques.