Developing the Artist's Book: Concept and Practice - Part I: The Journey

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 1 pm- 4 pm

A Workshop with Eddee Daniel and Max Yela

Part I: The Journey - Saturday, February 20, 2016 -

Part II: The Return - Saturday, March 12, 2016 -

Fee: $50/$45 members. You will receive a list of materials to bring to the workshop via email.
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Photographer and book artist Eddee Daniel and book-arts theorist Max Yela offer an introduction to the practical and theoretical approaches to working with the book form as art medium. These two workshops introduce participants to concepts and approaches for developing an artist's book project. Skills and techniques will be discussed, including the basics of self-publishing a digital, print-on-demand book. While each workshop may be attended independently, together they provide an overview of developing conceptual approaches to designing a book.

Part I: The Journey
Using hands-on exercises and examples of artist's books from Special Collections at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries and Eddee Daniel’s personal book samples, we will discuss basic book-arts concepts, including movement, pacing, and rhythm in book design; image editing for narrative sequence; form as meaning ("function follows form"); 2D and 3D composition in book design; "time" as a design element; the function of text as a visual component of design; color transformations; and the role of materials in conveying meaning and expression.

Participants may bring a digital or print portfolio of images for critique as a book project.

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