ART122 The Book Form (8)

This subject focuses on the book form as a means of communicating ideas and information. A brief history of book production will introduce students to the possibilities and constraints offered by different methods of book production. Students will learn how to make a variety of book structures and develop skills in combining image, text and physical form to convey ideas and information.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ART122. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Communication and Creative Industries

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to differentiate between 'book' as a concept and 'the book' as a structure;
  • be able to explain how book conventions have evolved over time;
  • be able to demonstrate the affordances offered by different methods of book production;
  • be able to make a range of book structures; and
  • be able to combine image, text and format to convey ideas and information in the book form.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • What is a book?
  • A brief survey of book history
  • Methods of making books: hand written, printed and e- books
  • Book structures and conventions
  • Book genres: illustrated books, picture books, graphic novels, artist's books
  • Image and text/form and content

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ART122 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Short paper - book conventions
20
2
Bookmaking skills
40
3
A final outcome
40

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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