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IS 590 ABO - Advanced Problems in IS - Introduction to Artists Books

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Variety of newly developed and special topics courses on different aspects of the information sciences intended to augment the existing curriculum, offered as sections of IS 590. Course Information: Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule. 1 to 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated. Class Schedule Information: Class materials fee or field trip fee may be required.

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### This course will look broadly at the development of modern artists' book from a historical perspective by tracing important precursors (including William Blake, William Morris, the 17th century cut-up Little Gidding Harmony bible) but focusing primarily on modern and contemporary artists- books. Our understanding of artists' books will be rooted in two distinct but sometimes overlapping frameworks: concept and craft. We will look at artists- books in the context of libraries, museums, and alternative art spaces. We will read texts ranging from established book historians to contemporary art critics, as well as reading and examining artists- books via digital facsimile.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 2 hr

Term(s): Fall


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