Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Creating an Artist's Book: A workshop with Max Yela and Eddee Daniel

Developing the Artist's Book: Concept and Practice

A book design and self-publishing workshop at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

February 20, 2016 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm 

Book design has been an increasingly important aspect of my artistic practice. In the past eight years I have created 15 self-published books using online services Blurb and MagCloud. In this workshop I will share my experience and help you create your own book.

I am delighted to be joined by Max Yela, head of the UWM Special Collections Library. Max has an impressive knowledge of all kinds of books, bookmaking processes and book design ideas. His contributions will complement my own and provide a deeper understanding about how to create your own artist's book.

The workshop has two sessions. You can choose to take either one separately or both. The first session is on Feb. 20 at 1:00 pm.

Here is the full workshop description for session 1:

Photographer and book artist Eddee Daniel and book-arts theorist Max Yela offer an introduction to the practical and theoretical approaches to working with the book form as art medium. These two workshops introduce participants to concepts and approaches for developing an artist's book project. Skills and techniques will be discussed, including the basics of self-publishing a digital, print-on-demand book. While each workshop may be attended independently, together they provide an overview of developing conceptual approaches to designing a book.

Part I: The Journey
Using hands-on exercises and examples of artist's books from Special Collections at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries and Eddee Daniel’s personal book samples, we will discuss basic book-arts concepts, including movement, pacing, and rhythm in book design; image editing for narrative sequence; form as meaning ("function follows form"); 2D and 3D composition in book design; "time" as a design element; the function of text as a visual component of design; color transformations; and the role of materials in conveying meaning and expression.
Participants may bring a digital or print portfolio of images for critique as a book project.

Fee: $50/$45 members.

To see a complete listing of my photo books, go to my website.

Link to book description

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