This 1.5 hour workshop will focus on altering the look, feel and substance of an existing published book. Through creative deconstruction of an existing text or structure, students will make a re-imagined work.
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
- respond to an existing text/book and consider different approaches to altering the content or structure within the context of the altered book;
- explore the different possibilities offered by the deconstruction of a book form;
- develop one altered book through an immediate response to an existing text.
Artists’ Books: Deconstruction and Reconstruction
This course will introduce students to:
- the concept of the altered book and the work of artists who alter books in their practice e.g. Tom Phillips, Georgia Russell and J Safran Foer
- different approaches to altering an existing book through demonstrations.
This two hour group workshop will introduce techniques, processes and concepts to enable students to alter an existing book into a more focused and personal exploration.
Bodman, S., 2005.Creating Artists' Books. London: A&C Black.
Smith, Keith, and Jordan, Fred, 1998. Bookbinding for Book Artists. Rochester NY: Keith A Smith Books.
Bodman, S., ed., 2011.Artist's book yearbook 2012-2013. Bristol: Impact Press.
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