Book Structures

  • Course Number: 2703
  • Subject: Graphic Arts and Design
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Description:

    This course introduces a variety of hand bookbinding techniques, including folded, sewn and adhesive binding structures as well as a variety of protective enclosures and custom boxes. Projects will allow students to explore the book as a means to organize, structure, and present visual information in a variety of media.

  • This course is an introduction to the art of the book: a significant format for the expression of information and creativity. Bookbinding has a long history in Europe and a particularly rich history in Rome. Students will engage first hand with the historical tradition and contemporary possibilities of this craft. The course will cover traditional binding techniques including folded, sewn, and adhesive structures, as well as custom portfolio design. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing the unique format of the hand-bound book to engage with students' visual and psychological experience of Rome. Course projects will incorporate a range of media including drawing, photography, collage, graphic design and printmaking in the execution of both traditional and modern book structures. Each project will provide an opportunity for students to plan and execute unique book designs reflecting their personal Roman experience.

  • Special Notes:


  • Cross-listings:

    ART 2703

  • Pre-requisites:

    Minimum grade of C- in (FDPR 1521, FDPR 1522, or VS 1151 or equivalent non-Temple courses.)