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Art & Art History

University of Mississippi

Art 373. Book Arts

This course’s intention is to introduce book structures, basic binding techniques, and artist’s books. It will focus on the craftsmanship and technical details of fine binding. Students explore the visual narrative sequence in a series of book assignments and cover a visual book’s basic history.

By the end of the semester, students will learn the following techniques and concepts:

  • Book Forms / Structures
  • Chapbook / Pamphlet
  • Simple Case
  • Accordion
  • Japanese Side Sewn Album
  • Perfect Binding
  • Coptic
  • Exposed Tapes
  • Italian Longstitch
  • Portfolio
  • Paper Wrappers
  • Simple Box Construction
  • Book design and layout
  • Thinking in a sequence of pages
  • Visual narrative

“She is very hands-on and willing to help at all stages of the process. This class is so much fun and it makes such a great addition to your art skills.”

“Lauren is very informative and expert in her knowledge of book arts. She makes the class challenging, yet engaging and fun. Overall, it is a cool craft-focused class that is in a more laid-back environment with a very kind teacher.”