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Book Art
Course Description

BOOK 117
Visible Language
Fall

This course explores the language of type and its relevance to students’ own written and visual creations. We will examine contemporary trends in visual poetics and legibility, and study the history of writing and type. We will learn about the avant garde period, and students will research the history of written language from their cultural backgrounds. In the studio students will learn both traditional letterpress printing and experimental and improvisational techniques as they produce works on paper. Workshops, guest artists, and field trips will be included.

Course Credit:
4

Instructor(s):
Kathleen Walkup

Note(s):
No auditors
Limit twelve students.

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Creating & Critiquing Arts, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Create, Innovate & Experiment

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Activities & Resources
Eucalyptus Press

Center for the Book

Contemporary Writers Series Broadsides

Contact Information

P: 510.430.2217
F: 510.430.3398
E: bookart@mills.edu

Last Updated: 6/23/17