Subject: Art History
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 2 only
Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Art and Art History


The medium and the message refuse to be divorced. We will study works from fine presses, both historical and contemporary, artists’ books, chapbooks, and graphic novels, and there will be the opportunity for interested students to introduce other visual forms of text to the class, such as video games, electronic poetry or street art. We will study the theory of textual objects and gain further insight by becoming, ourselves, makers of textual objects. The final assignment, which can be collaborative, will be a critical essay, a textual object, or some combination of the two.

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 120.3 or ARTH 121.3, and 3 credit units ART or ARTH courses at the 300-level or above; or permission of instructor
Note: Students with credit for ARTH 498.3: The Book as Object Fine Printing Artists Books Chapbooks and Graphic Novels may not take this course for credit.

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