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Graphic Design 009, Visual Book

How and when is the book seen as a work of art? At a time when the very concept of the book is challenged by screen-based text and image, there are many extraordinary ways in which the physical book has been addressed by leading artists of today and the recent past, where the artist has been the impetus in conception, design, and production. We look closely at some of these works as we explore different ways of understanding and making: creating content that integrates text, images, color, graphic sequence, sculptural elements, and audience. In concert with assigned readings, projects investigate approaches to ideation, book structure, graphic sequence, media/materials, collaborations, and thematic studies, culminating in a collective synthesis project. Preregistration required through the Freshman Seminar Program.

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