Artists Books syllabus 15

week 1 January 21
Student introductions
Introduction to class and lynda.com: you must sign up this week. I will submit the class list to the site tonight: enroll for tutorials
Funes Digital Arts Contest: hosted by this class

FIVE lynda.com TUTORIALS for the class
InDesign CC Essential Training, David Blatner
Photoshop CC for Photographers: Fundamentals, Chris Orwig
Photoshop CC for Photographers: Intermediate, Chris Orwig
Lightroom 5 Essentials: Develop Module Basics, Chris Orwig
Lightroom 5 Essentials: Develop Module Advanced Techniques, Chris Orwig

1000 Artists’ Books: Exploring the BOOK as ART
see below at the end of the syllabus for access

Develop your gleaner • forager • thrift store • 2nd hand bookstore browsing • nature loving • doodling • to-do list maniacal • recycling self

Fall in love with your coffee or tea stained notebooks, your scribbles and sketches, your lists and your notes:
art inspired by calligraphy, graffiti, handwriting

Journals and writing as image: evolution of a double page spread

Retna: Art in the Streets: writing as art form

Laura Wait: book artist: “Words as image are a central part of my imagery in paintings, book arts, and prints , leading to my current obsession with letterforms and wall writing. . . . books celebrating the essential cyclical nature of art, agriculture, and the universe. Spirals, labyrinths, Fibonacci’s sequence, and landscapes are illuminated on these pages. Images were created using solar plate intaglio, painting, collographs, woodcuts, and handwriting.”

Linda Zackstypewriter poetry

BLOG: Create personal blog for your art, writing, journaling, and reflections: each class, we will look at a few student’s blog sites and wordpress.com

SCREEN: 1000 Journals: DVD and website

Blurb:
Refueled magazine
What Liberty Ate magazine
Gabriela Iancu
Ash Thorp: CSUSM graduate: Ender’s game, etc

HOMEWORK:
WATCH: Chapters 1-4 in InDesign CC Essential Training, David Blatner

SKETCHBOOK/JOURNAL :start writing, scribbling, drawing. Find great instances of typography in any arena to bring into class: think graffiti, billboards, cds, magazines, zines . . . Put them in your journal/sketchbook. Add anything, stain the pages, spill some coffee, dye with fruit juice, splatter ink, etc. . .
CREATE: 5-10 handwriting, calligraphy, graffiti inspired pages to scan next week

UPLOAD to your blog NEXT WEEK: in class next week we will post a minimum of 5 pages from your sketchbook/journal inspired by 1000 journals and the artists we looked at today: load full size so we don’t have to click to view them: we’ll talk about how to scan or photograph them, take close-ups or full size, as long as they’re compelling; or you can start to do this and experiment this week and post

THINK ABOUT: ideas for developing your Books of Transformations: your big project for the semester: what do you want to spend your time working on book wise this semester
Collections: start gathering, gleaning and foraging stuff to scan photograph draw glue . . .



week 2 January 28
CLASS: Sitting is the New Smoking & Sitting is the New Twinkie

Laura Wait short video
Refueled magazine Issue 13
Online Magazine Site for layout ideas

Make sure you’ve watched chapters 1-4 for we can jump into importing images into InDesign
1. setting up layers
2. placing photoshop psd files
3. drawing an image frame
4. scaling to fit: option-shift to scale from center
5. scale, position, rotation, skew: point at which rotation occurs
6. display performance options
7. GRAYSCALE image tips
8. type outlines filled with images
9. edit original command
10. clipping path
11. links palette
12. flipping
13. corner effects
14. step and repeat

HOMEWORK: Continue to do the tutorials: InDesign CC Essentials Training by Dave Blatner:
Week 1: Chapters: 1-4 (last week’s homework)

Week 2: Chapters: 6-9 : we will skip 5 this week: you will each be asked to demonstrate the use of a particular tool next week based on the tutorials in InDesign
TOTAL OF 10 SKETCHBOOK PAGES: Create a total of at least 5 more pages of images/drawings, texts/collages in your Journals/Sketchbooks: Our scanning software has been installed for the demo next week, so have your sketchbook pages ready. If they can be focused around your final book project, that would be great.


Week 3 February 4
CLASS:
scanning and textures and fonts
1 . STUDENT DEMOS: each of you will demonstrate how to use a particular tool based on the tutorials in InDesign: this is to insure that you are diligently studying the TUTORIALS: chapters 6-9
2. SCAN: I will show how to scan at hi-res 16 bit, and X-treme closeups with a scanner
Scan pages inspired by 1000 Journals and the artists we looked at last week.
We will bring these pages into InDesign to begin experimental work combining hands-on and digital

3. BLURB PLUG-IN: create book pages using Blurb’s plug-in for correct sizing

4. SCREEN:
Continue with: 1000 Journals: DVD and website
About Jenny Holzer: documentary: write a post for your blog about the video
Refueled #9
Online Magazine Site: Issuu: Art and Design

TexturesTextureking: we began to explore texture king last week
Fonts dafont.com

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Using an historical photograph:
Manuscripts
Manuscripts: Walt Whitman
Flickr Library of Congress
American Memory 
Browse by Subject
example: women suffrage prisoners

SCREEN:  
Margaret Kilgallen, Barry McGee, Mark Bradford
DISCUSS: Final Project: The Book of Transformations: Artist as Alchemist:This is your Final Book Project

Casey Johnson’s project

An experimental process-oriented book:
fire and paper: transformations: say good-bye to the white/black page, or at least some of them.
water and paper: stains
sides of buildings: graffiti, peeling paint, textures
earth and paper: stains: pigments, teabags, coffee grounds, cabbage and beet juice
body marks
projections
dried, dessicated flowers,
what is a beautiful mark on a page?
“John Crowe layers automatic writings and drawings with found materials and recycled papers, achieving subtle variations in texture and color by sanding, painting and otherwise transforming the surface. ‘The dimensions of these works are determined by the size of my pockets, ‘ says Crowe. ‘Small
bundles of pages are my constant companions, allowing me to work on cafe tables, airplane trays, and on small drawing boards I occasionally tie around my neck for long forest hikes.”— Altered Books, Holly Harrison

How do we represent the “self” and our inner/outer landscapes; how to represent our passions, obsessions, preoccupations, dreamlife . . .

YOUR BOOK: minimum: 40 pages
please incorporate the following:
1. new fonts: think carefully about your choices
2. scanned objects, such as leaves, body parts, coins: anything that will not break the glass surface of the scanners
3. scanned handwriting: your grocery list, to do list, telephone numbers . . .
4. scanned book pages that have relevance to you, help to “define” you: dictionary, foreign language, ancient, old botanicals, anatomy
5. scanned texture
6. diagrammatic images
7. appropriated image fragments (altered), or your own image fragments
8. backgrounds from digital images (after next week)
9 digital images with reflections from mirrors, windows, water; silhouetters, shadows
10. poetic narrative
11. a beautiful mark
12. papers transformed by the elements: earth, air, water, fire
13. something from your book shelf
14. evidence of your travels
15. photographs and other evidence of your passions

relationship of books and fire: historical means of destroying books:
Aztec and Mayan codices
film adaptations of books: from book to film to book; from moving image to still to still to still

HOMEWORK: TUTORIALS
Week 1: Chapters: 1-4 (last week’s homework)
Week 2: Chapters: 6-9 : we will skip 5 this week: 
Week 3: Chapters 10-13: you will each be asked to demonstrate the use of a particular tool next week based on the tutorials in InDesign

BLOG POST: Remember to Scan or Photograph and Post more images from your Journals/Sketchbooks to your BLOG: you should have a total of at least 10 images/sketches/storyboard layouts/notes, etc, as well as photos for your project if you will be using them, by next week posted on your blog. The latest images and/or photos should begin to reflect the focus for your final book project.

Next week, I’ll show you how to export your page spreads as jpegs, and you can begin posting your spreads as well.

Everyone should know what their final project focus will be by next week.


week 4 February 11

Beginning of CLASS:
Deb demos:
exporting facing pages from InDesign as jpegs for your blogs
We will look at your blogs: so far you should have a total of at least 10 images/sketches/storyboard layouts/notes, etc, as well as photos for your project if you will be using them.

Photographer opportunity: Tuesday, Feb 24, 5:30-7
“Some of you might know Bartletti’s haunting work in the book “Enrique’s Journey” and in the L.A. Times.

He has now turned his lens to uncover both the deplorable conditions that workers in Mexican tomato fields are facing and how U.S. consumption of these crops continues this unfortunate cycle.
It is the first event in a semester long Food Justice series the CHABSS Engaging Diverse Dialogues and the Border Studies Program  is co-sponsoring with many other organizations.
Here are some links to his previous and current work.”—Fredi Avalos


CLASS
:
DISCUSS: Book Project Proposal under HOMEWORK
Abedini Reza
Doug and Mike Starn website
Mike and Doug Starn: Attracted to Light
Online Magazine Site for layout ideas: find a magazine layout and artwork you like that might provide inspiration for your own book, and write about it.
WRITE: Book Project: what is your focus, writing, images.

HOMEWORK:
1. Continue to work your way through InDesign Essentials by Dave Blatner

2. Write: Book Project Proposal: This is to help you conceptualize your ideas about your project, to help learn to be articulate about your own work. You need to write a minimum of 2 pages and post your writing on your blog. You can add images, diagrams, storyboard, but you still need to write the equivalent of 2 pages, or 500 words. You do not need to turn in a paper. Everything should be on your blog

a. Describe the proposed book project, including format (size), anticipated length, focus of book/theme and content of book
b. Relevance of your project to your own life. Why have you chosen to your particular subject for your book project. How will you tell your story to make it compelling, memorable.
c. Detailed description of your project’s components: photos, drawings, scans, lists, texts, writings, etc etc.
d. How do you plan to find other artists who might help inspire your project, conceptually, aesthetically, technically
e. How will research enhance your project
f. Timeline for various activities: gathering different assets, creating the assets: texts, photos.
g. How will your book project enhance your learning and growth, relationships, etc; that is, what do you anticipate you will learn from creating this project.
h. What do you want your viewer/reader to remember a year after looking at your book project.

Most of the class time next week will be devoted to your presentation of Book Proposals which will be posted to your blogs by 5 pm on Feb 18


week 5 February 18
CLASS:
most of the class time will be devoted to your presentation of Book Proposals. They must be posted to your blogs by 5 pm.
SCREEN: Swoon, from The City Dreams and ending segment of 1000 Journals
DISCUSS: Altered Book Workshop in 2 Weeks

INTRODUCEBook as SCULPTURE/installation: investigation and redefinition of form and purpose of books: book as building blocks
Terrilynn Quick’s floppy disk books
Books made from CD disc holders
Wall formats: scrolled books
Book Sites
Science and the Artist’s Book: sources of inspiration

San Diego Book Arts organization: check out their links page

Robert The: “Collecting discarded books from thrift store bins and even dumpsters, Robert The creates objects of art that comment upon their own meaning and irrelevance. In his artist statement, The explains that these tossed aside books ‘are lovingly vandalized back to life so they can assert themselves against the culture which turned them into debris.’”

mummy-3

Cara Barer: website
Cara Barer iPhone
Cara Barer: Time Capsules, Bundles

I transform books into art by sculpting them, dyeing them and then through the medium of photography presenting them anew as objects of beauty. I create a record of that book and its half-life.

Books, physical objects and repositories of information, are being displaced by zeros and ones in a digital universe with no physicality.  Through my art, I document this and raise questions about the fragile and ephemeral nature of books and their future.

I arrive at some of my images by chance and others through experimentation. Without these two elements, my work would not flow easily from one idea to the next. A random encounter on Drew Street with a Houston Yellow Pages was the primary inspiration for me. After that chance meeting, I began to search for more books, and more ways to recreate them.

I realized I owned many books that were no longer of use to me, or for that matter, anyone else. Would I ever need a “Windows 95 Manual”?  After soaking it in the bathtub for a few hours, it had a new shape and purpose. Half-Price Books became a regular haunt, and an abandoned house yielded a set of outdated reference books, complete with mold and neglect. Each book tells me how to begin according to its size, type of paper and sometimes contents.

As I begin the process, I first consider the contents of each volume. I only spent a few seconds on the “Windows 95 Manual”. The “New Century Dictionary of the English Language,” was a treasure. Its fascinating illustrations and archaic examples saved it from taking on a new form.

This transformation and photographic documentation led to thoughts on obsolescence and the relevance of libraries in this century. Half a century ago, students researched at home with the family set of encyclopedias, or took a trip to the library to locate information. Now, with computers, tablets and/or smartphones, an Internet connection and cloud storage, a student has the ability to amass knowledge and complete a research paper without ever going near a library. I have fully embraced all this technology, and would not want to be without it, but fear the loss of the beautiful record of books common over the last two centuries.

Book Art: Sculptures from Old Books: video
Brian Dettmer
: CBS
Brian Dettmer: Ted Talks
Brian Dettmer: website

Anselm Kiefer: Arttatler

10 artists who use books as their medium: choose one to write about

Donald Lipski: master manipulator of the found object, the book . . .
Donald Lipski: artnet
Buzz Spector:”never underestestimate the value of obsessive compulsive disorder on being an artist.”
Buzz Spector: Bookslut
Anselm Kiefer: artnet

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HOMEWORK: You should have at least 5 double page spreads posted on your blog

DUE March 4 for MID-TERM GRADE: see Tiersa’s Blog as a good example
Remember, the blog is to document your progress on your book. Pages can be in-progress.
Week 1
1. Blog 5 pages from your sketchbook/journal inspired by 1000 journals, Linda Zacks, etc
2. 1000 Journals: in-class writing posted on your blog about the video

Week 2
Blog: 5 more pages of images/drawings, texts/collages from your Journals/Sketchbooks for a total minimum of 10 pages of preliminary materials

Week 3
1. Scans and photographs for your project that reflect your focus for final book project: post on your blogs: additional 5 pages with scans, photographs
2. About Jenny Holzerin-class writing posted on your blog about the video

Week 4
InDesign tutorial: by now, you should have worked your way through most of InDesign Essentials

Week 5
Book proposals due (2 pages) with supporting images posted on blgos

Week 6
BLOG: You should have at least 5 double page spreads posted on your blog

Week 7
BLOG POSTS: 5 more double page spreads from your book for a total of 10 double page spreads: these can include page-spreads-in-progress. Also include some of the writing, journal entries, etc. you are doing for your book.


week 6 February 25
CLASS: You should have at least 5 double page spreads posted on your blog
SCREEN: A
gain: Opening Titles on 1000 Journals by Linda Zacks
1000 Journals website: screen from Chapter 18 to the end (@ 30 minutes)
Someguy’s website
Pleasure to Burn
Someguy and Catcher in the Rye

DISCUSS: continue discussion of ALTERED BOOK workshop for next  week

HOMEWORK

1. BRING NEXT WEEK TO CLASS for the ALTERED BOOK workshop:
A special book to alter
HANDWRITING
: examples of yours and others, old journals, diaries
TOOLS
:exacto knivesscissorspaint brushes, paints, pastels, sharpies, pens: i will supply blades for exacto knives
MATERIALS:Collage elements: a box full of stuff: tea bags, leaves, petals, and flowers pressed flat, butterfly wings, old stamps, envelops, ribbons, raffia, twine, paint samples, fabric swatches, seed envelops, beads, feathers, maps, decorative papers, old dictionaries, rubber stamps, old magazines, images, old photos, keys, dice, dominoes, tarot cards, loteria cards, playing cards, stars, sewing patterns, tags, envelops, doilies, sheet music, sewing notions, measuring tape, needles, incense, photocopies, charms, computer ephemera, old botany or zoology textsbooks, shells, feathers, tiny screws, pins, safety pins

2. BLOG POSTS: 5 more double page spreads from your book for a total of 10: these can include page-spreads-progress. Also include some of the writing, journal entries, you are doing for your book.

DUE March 4 for MID-TERM GRADE:
 see Tiersa’s Blog for as an example
Remember, the blog is to document your progress on your book. Pages can be in-progress.
Week 1
1. Blog 5 pages from your sketchbook/journal inspired by 1000 journals, Linda Zacks, etc
2. 1000 Journals: in=class writing posted on your blog about the video

Week 2
Blog: 5 more pages of images/drawings, texts/collages from your Journals/Sketchbooks for a total minimum of 10 pages of preliminary materials

Week 3
1. Scans and photographs for your project that reflect your focus for final book project: post on your blogs: additional 5 pages with scans, photographs
2. About Jenny Holzer: in-class writing posted on your blog about the video

Week 4
InDesign tutorial: by now, you should have worked your way through most of InDesign Essentials

Week 5
Book proposals due (2 pages) with supporting images posted on blgos

Week 6
BLOG: You should have at least 5 double page spreads posted on your blog

Week 7
BLOG POSTS: 5 more double page spreads from your book for a total of 10 double page spreads: these can include page-spreads-in-progress. Also include some of the writing, journal entries, etc. you are doing for your book.


week 7 March 4
CLASS
MEET in ARTS 342
 for Artists Altered Book Project/Workshop
BRING your collage/paint/glue/scissors supplies and a book to alter.
You can use manipulated photographs: torn, burned, taped, mutilated, stained with coffee, tea, Polaroid, cell phone . . . transformed by the elements: earth, air, water, fire.
Other misc to bring:

HANDWRITING: examples of yours and others, old journals, diaries
TOOLS:exacto knives, scissors, paint brushes, paints, pastels, sharpies, pens: i will supply blades for exacto knives
MATERIALS:Collage elements: a box full of stuff: tea bags, leaves, petals, and flowers pressed flat, butterfly wings, old stamps, envelops, ribbons, raffia, twine, paint samples, fabric swatches, seed envelops, beads, feathers, maps, decorative papers, old dictionaries, rubber stamps, old magazines, images, old photos, keys, dice, dominoes, tarot cards, loteria cards, playing cards, stars, sewing patterns, tags, envelops, doilies, sheet music, sewing notions, measuring tape, needles, incense, photocopies, charms, computer ephemera, old botany or zoology textsbooks, shells, feathers, tiny screws, pins, safety pins

“The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time. The book’s intended function has decreased and the form remains linear in a non-linear world. By altering physical forms of information and shifting preconceived functions, new and unexpected roles emerge.”

HOMEWORK:
1. Finish your altered book/pages, and post images from the workshop on your blog: photos or scans of what you’ve done
2. Continue working on your final book and upload images and spreads to your blog: post another 3-5 double page spreads


week 8 March 11
CLASS:
1. You will present your work from last week’s workshop

2. I will take a look at your books-in-progress

3. DEMOS:
Paragraph styles
Using different fonts in one paragraph for emphasis
Leading: importance
Text wrap
Blending modes in fx
I will show you how to package your files, and then to create a PDF version of your in-progress book.

4. Calligraphy: (
from Ancient Greek: κάλλος kallos “beauty” and γραφή graphẽ “writing”) is a visual art related to writing

Writing in the Book / Writing on the Body: Scenes from The Pillow Book, a film by Peter Greenaway

Brody Neuenschwander: Pillowbook calligrapheramazing site and work: filmic, sculptural, 2-D, etc
Brody Neuenschwander 2-D work: incredibly beautiful

5. Writing on the Body: feminist/political art
“The work of Shirin Neshat addresses the social, political and psychological dimensions of women’s experience in contemporary Islamic societies. Although Neshat actively resists stereotypical representations of Islam, her artistic objectives are not explicitly polemical.

Rather, her work recognizes the complex intellectual and religious forces shaping the identity of Muslim women throughout the world. Using Persian poetry and calligraphy she examined concepts such as martyrdom, the space of exile, the issues of identity and femininity.” Wikipedia

Shirin Neshat: The Gun and the Gaze
Shirin Neshat: Artnet

5. Laura Foster: Rumplestiltskin: nice use of text
6.
 David S. Rose

HOMEWORK
1. Continue working on your final book project
2. Research an online book artist or graphic designer, study their work, and write on your blog about their work in relation to your own: what inspires you about the work, what repels you, etc. LENGTH should be the equivalent of a page, or approximately 250 words. You will present your artist next week in class!


week 9 March 18
CLASS
:
Present your online artist to the class
DEMO
:
Photoshop layering:
CHAPTER 10: Working with Layers in:
Photoshop CC for Photographers: Fundamentals, Chris Orwig

CHAPTER 8: Working with Layers in:
Photoshop CC for Photographers: Intermediate

a. Photoshop to InDesign: Save the file in your InDesign folder and then Place in Indesign
b. InDesign to PhotoShop: Save to return to the edited file in Indesign

flower texture
SCREEN
:
Jerry Burchfield
My medium is light and photography is my primary tool of expression. Known as a conceptually oriented artist/activist, my work is environment responsive and about change, natural process, interaction, physical connections, and evolves through what I call ‘orchestrated chance.’ I use traditional and alternative applications of photography, light painting, performance, video, evolving installations, extended documentations, and dedicate myself to long-term projects in an ongoing effort to make work that documents change over time, creates an awareness of natural beauty, and addresses humanities teetering relationship with nature. —artist statement

Primal Images exhibition
Struck by the exotic and impenetrable mystery of the world’s largest rain forest on his first visit to the Amazon in 1998, photographer Jerry Burchfield sought to create a body of work that would celebrate the beauty and spirit of the place while reminding people of the forest’s endangered and perishable nature. Primal Images exhibits Burchfield’s lumen prints, created by a camera-less method that dates back to the origins of photography

“Although photography has made it possible for us to see more “realistic” depictions of faraway things and places, it has also, through its proliferation and technological ability to render reality, extended this distance to the point that photography has become a substitute for “real” experience. Such loss is tragic and contributes to the abuse of what has been traditionally called “natural resources.” I seek real experience and try to make work that connects directly with natural energies.”—Jerry Burchfield

HOMEWORK:
1. Research a second online book artist or graphic designer, study their work, and write on your blog about their work in relation to your own: what inspires you about the work, what repels you, etc. LENGTH should be the equivalent of a page, or approximately 250 words.
2. Continue to work on your Book Project: try adding layered images from the Photoshop Layer demonstration


week 10 March 25
Present your second online artist.
SCREEN
David Carson
Jessica Walsh & Stefan Sagmeister

Irene Chanthe role of chance/transformation

We’ll also go over how to package your files in InDesign to make sure all your links are fine and not broken . . .

HOMEWORK:
1. Continue work on your books: double page spreads from InDesign
2. Research a third online book artist or graphic designer, study their work, and write on your blog about their work in relation to your own: what inspires you about the work, what repels you, etc. LENGTH should be the equivalent of a page, or approximately 250 words.


week 11 April 1: SPRING BREAK
I am sending you via PeopleSoft what is due by April 8


week 12 April 8
DISCUSS: 
entries for Funes Digital Arts Competition, with 3 prize winners ($100 each) and online submissions: Our TA Julius Williams is in charge of the contest.

PRESENT:
1. Present your third online artist:  ALL  should be completed by this time. The entire purpose of this assignment is that you really look closely at artists you can inspire your thinking and art practice.
2. Present you most recent double-page spreads and progress on your books

Screen
April Greiman : color abstraction
Marian Mantjes (for Jackie Perez)

HOMEWORK:
Continue working on your final book project


week 13 April 15
DISCUSS & SELECT:  FUNES DIGITAL ARTS COMPETITION photos: make a Collection in Lightroom or a folder for your 300 high-resolution jpeg images: you can submit up to three; remember to use 300 dpi for high resolution jpegs when you export your images.
DISCUSS: sizes for the Description Box
POST: post your three selected images on your blog: if you can’t decide, post your favorites and allow the class give you advice, which you can take or not

COMPLETING YOUR COVER & BOOK & UPLOADING TO BLURB
REVIEW!!! VERY IMPORTANT:

TWO ESSENTIAL LINKS TO COMPLETE YOUR BOOKS:

1. HOW TO UPLOAD FROM INDESIGN TO BLURB: TEXT

2. VIDEO: INDESIGN TO BLURB

VIEW: your work in progress on your final Book Project, especially from those who have not shown us photos for their books
I will talk to each of you individually about your progress, as book must be uploaded to blurb next week

WORK ON YOUR FINAL BOOK Project to upload next week


week 14 april 22
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Upload your PDF Book to Blurb.com during this class, or before, to insure you will have it for the final: see discount code above.

TWO ESSENTIAL LINKS TO COMPLETE YOUR BOOKS:

1. HOW TO UPLOAD FROM INDESIGN TO BLURB: TEXT

2. VIDEO: INDESIGN TO BLURB
: watch from 2:36

UPLOAD: 3 images to the Submission Portal for the
Funes Digital Arts Competition: funes.csusm.edu

UPLOAD at:  funes.csusm.edu

SIZE of longest side must not exceed 24 inches. You will enter the size of your image in the submission portal’s description box when you upload; for example. 16 x 24;   12 x 18;    24 x 24

SUBMISSION FORMAT: 300 dpi high resolution jpeg. Please include a title and your name in the file name; for example:  landscape2_ansel_adams.jpg  or  portrait3_annie_leibovitz

INFORMATION sheet PDF FUNES_Competition_info1

Remember to post your Funes Digital Arts Competition photos on your blog


week 15 April 29
Final viewing of all Blog Sites at the beginning of class!! (25% of your final grade).

ADD: WE WILL DO THIS IN CLASS to add your books to your blogs as a blurb slideshow
1. go to book in blurb: go to: my dashboard
2. set book up for sale
3. go to preview once all that is done and go to share
4. go to embed
5. go to copy for word press, click copy
6. return to your word press site and create new post
7. change tab from visual to HTML, paste into the field CMD+V
8. post as normal


week 16 May 6 ARTS 342
FINAL: POTLUCK/CELEBRATION:
Please bring something to SHARE
Exhibition of your Artist’s Books in Arts 342
Presentation of your work



RESOURCES

Brushes:
Free Photoshop Brushes
Designfruit
Brusheezy
Deviant Art
Textures:
Textureking
Fonts
dafont.com

Book Production Site:
Blurb

Resources: artists and 

Zentangle
Zentangle blog
Zentangle patterns

A special book to alter
HANDWRITING
: examples of yours and others, old journals, diaries
TOOLS
:exacto knivesscissorspaint brushes, paints, pastels, sharpies, pens: i will supply blades for exacto knives
MATERIALS:Collage elements: a box full of stuff: tea bags, leaves, petals, and flowers pressed flat, butterfly wings, old stamps, envelops, ribbons, raffia, twine, paint samples, fabric swatches, seed envelops, beads, feathers, maps, decorative papers, old dictionaries, rubber stamps, old magazines, images, old photos, keys, dice, dominoes, tarot cards, loteria cards, playing cards, stars, sewing patterns, tags, envelops, doilies, sheet music, sewing notions, measuring tape, needles, incense, photocopies, charms, computer ephemera, old botany or zoology textsbooks, shells, feathers, tiny screws, pins, safety pins
Linda Zacks at CMYK
Linda Zacks at Blurb
Linda Zacks website
Laura Wait: book artist: “Words as image are a central part of my imagery in paintings, book arts, and prints , leading to my current obsession with letterforms and wall writing. . . . books celebrating the essential cyclical nature of art, agriculture, and the universe. Spirals, labyrinths, Fibonacci’s sequence, and landscapes are illuminated on these pages. Images were created using solar plate intaglio, painting, collographs, woodcuts, and handwriting.”
Irene Chan: the role of chance/transformation
Mary Ellen Long
Mary Ellen Long: additional images
Mary Ellen Long: installations
Sarah Armstrong : All the work in one way or another is involved with the landscape of the life cycle – beginnings, decay and regeneration. Using industrial materials and technology, I draw analogies to the respiratory, nervous and circulatory systems; the skin, the brain, vision and perception – exploring our changing relationship to our physical selves and our environment.
Alison Shaw: studio landscape
Doug and Mike Starn : transformations of photographs
Doug and Mike Starn: portfolio
Fields of light: essay re work of Mike and Doug Starn
Eve Faulkes
Tana Kellner
Sonya Rapoport
Buzz Spector
Marita Redondo blog
Anna Reynolds at Blurb
Dan Eldon on BBC
Dan Eldon: Journey is the Destination
Book Report, Erika Biddle
Eve Faulkes
Tana Kellner
Anselm Kiefer: scale 
Olivia Parker
installation books (Kruger)
tiny books, miniature books
codex, scroll books

 

Donovan’s altered book pages 

Donovan’s final book: Donovan Olson published at Blurb

Screen:
Balladora
Tom Scott
David Maisel

Shirin Neshat: Hand
Shirin Neshat: The Gun and the Gaze
Shirin Neshat: Artnet
Iranian Posters
Reza Abedini
Reza Abedini 2
Saed Meshki
:
Saed Meshki: books online
Frank Sauer: collage

DVD segments:
Barry McGee and Margaret Kilgallen
Mark Bradford
Jenny Holzer
Cai-Guo Qiang: the scroll, calligraphy, fireworks; typography, graffiti
Arturo Herrera, Oliver Herring, Ida Applebroog
The Pillowbook, Peter GreenawayThe Word Made Flesh
Hillman: 6 artists/designers: Carson,
lynda: Paula Scheer

Roni Horn: waterscapes
Sally Mann: southscapes
Alison Shaw: seascapes
Deborah Small: Hidden Meadows project

Screen artists:

Color (fine photography magazine)

The Photographic Sublime/The Documentary Sublime:
epic, theatrical, astonishing
Edward Burtynsky: the neo sublime industrial landscapes: China, Australia, Oil
Edward Burtynsky in China
Edward Burtynsky: TED

Magnolia Editions: Donald Farnsworth
Blurb: Origin: Donald Farnsworth 

Richard Misrach
Richard Misrach’s images

misrach

1000 Artists’ Books: Exploring the BOOK as ART

Here’s how to access the book on line.
Go to the CSUSM Homepage
Click Library in the left column
Click the blue button in the gray bar under the CSUSM Library menu bar
Login with campus user name and password
In the Search & Find dialog box select Books, Media, & More
Key in (or copy and paste) 1,000 Artists’ Books: Exploring the Book as Art
Click the blue Search button
At the bottom of the next page in the blue rectangle click
View online version, CSUSM connection required
Under Safari Books Online you will see a thumbnail of the book cover, it’s publishing information and a dark blue START READING button
Click it and wait of the pages to load
IMPORTANT: I find it best to scroll through slowly using the arrow keys on the key board. You can also click in the Contents column on the left and go that way. Let the pages load or else it begins showing only preview pages rather than the whole page.

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