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Effective: Fall 2011
GID 91BOOK ARTS II4 Unit(s)

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: GID 90.
Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Book Arts & Paper Family of activity courses.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • A successful student will be able to plan, develop and construct books using materials, media and presentation suitable to the book's content.
  • A successful student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of design, layout and typography in book arts.
  • A successful student will demonstrate an understanding of narrative structures, pacing and sequencing in book arts.
  • A successful student will demonstrate an understanding of reproduction techniques in book arts.
  • A successful student will discuss and analyze content and form in book arts.
  • A successful student will evaluate craftspersonship in the book arts.
  • A successful student will understand the history of the book arts and the contributions by individuals of diverse populations.
Description -
Continuation of GID 90. Studio experiences in making art that takes book form. Students will learn strategies for content development; design, layout and typography; and narrative structures, pacing and sequencing. Reproduction techniques include traditional and digital media including relief printing, stencil printing, transfer printing and commercial printing. Emphasis on content and narrative while advancing book construction skills.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Plan, develop and construct books using materials, media and presentation suitable to the books content.
  2. demonstrate an understanding of design, layout and typography in book arts.
  3. demonstrate an understanding of narrative structures, pacing and sequencing in book arts.
  4. demonstrate an understanding of reproduction techniques in book arts.
  5. discuss and analyze content and form in book arts.
  6. evaluate craftspersonship in the book arts.
  7. understand the history of the book arts and the contributions by individuals of diverse populations.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Table space for each student, sink, storage area, light table, iron and ironing board, spiral binding machine, paper cutter, mat board cutter.
  2. When taught via Foothill Global Access:
    1. On-going access to computer with Email software and capabilities.
    2. Email address.
    3. Java-script enabled internet browsing software.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Project Development
    1. Project development approaches (Lec)
    2. research and information gathering (Lab)
    3. defining communication objectives and design objectives (Lab)
    4. making prototypes (Lab)
    5. production and reproduction (Lab)
    6. distribution (Lab)
    7. evaluation (Lab)
  2. Design
    1. Design development approaches (Lec)
    2. design & layout: balancing content and form (Lab)
    3. typography: selecting appropriate fonts and typographic layout (Lab)
    4. working with images (Lab)
    5. text and image relationships (Lab)
  3. Book Structures
    1. Book structures approaches (Lec)
    2. narrative structures (Lab)
    3. pacing (Lab)
    4. picture relationships (Lab)
    5. sequencing images (Lab)
  4. Reproduction Techniques
    1. Reproduction techniques (Lec)
    2. fine art printing techniques (Lab)
    3. commercial printing techniques (Lab)
    4. image transfer processing (Lab)
  5. Critique and Evaluation
    1. evaluating form and content in book arts (Lab)
    2. evaluating craft in book arts (Lab)
    3. history of book arts as communication media and craft (Lab)
  6. Books as Cultural Force
    1. historical (Lec)
    2. contemporary (Lec)
    3. cultural practice and tradition (Lec)
    4. contributions by diverse populations (Lec)

Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Evaluation of prints produced. Evaluation of each project is determined by how completely it fulfills the parameters and goals of the assignment.
  2. Participation in group discussions and critiques.
  3. Reading, research & writing assignments.

Representative Text(s) -
Haslam, Andrew. Bookdesign. New York: Abrams Studio, 2006.

Disciplines -
Art
Graphic Interactive Design
 
Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Oral presentations, Laboratory, Demonstration.
 
Lab Content -
Concept development sketches, planning and production sketches, prototypes and maquettes, art production, printing and book binding.
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Reading assignments from assigned textbook.
  2. Reading of handouts.
  3. Reading of internet research sites.
  4. Writing about art projects.
  5. Writing portfolio and artist's statements.