ARTIST’S BOOK COURSE
The artist’s book is not a book like any other. It’s an artwork often made by the artist himself in a single copy or in a very limited edition. Its appearance may change in form and content, depending on the artist’s sensibility. There are no pre-established rules for its realization. This course aims to offer an overview of the expressive possibilities of the artist book, its use by contemporary and non-contemporary artists. Participants will be assisted in the design and creation of two artist’s books, following guidelines regarding their structure. In particular, you can choose between an accordion structure or a single folded sheet. By following these few directives, everyone can express with any limits his creativity in the content of the book, creating a unique and precious art object.
The course will be structured as follows:
First day: Historical-artistic introduction of the artist’s book with examples and comparison.
Second day: Realization of the prototype of the accordion book.
Third day: Realization of the prototype of the folded single sheet book.
Fourth day: Analysis and development of individual projects.
Fifth day: Final discussion and collective vision.
DURATION: 10 hours, divided into 5 lessons of 2 h
PARTICIPANTS: min. 4 – max. 8