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IS 573 ABO - Advanced Topics in Collections - Introduction to Artists Books

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of Collections, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula. Course Information: 2 or 4 graduate hours. No professional credit.

Special Instructions:

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. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 2

Term(s): Fall


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