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VIS2545 Artists Books: Materiality of Word and Image
Credit Points: 15

The poet Stéphane Mallarmé wrote that ‘all earthly existence must ultimately be contained in a book.’ This unit will investigate the diverse architectural qualities, shapes and characteristics of the book by examining case studies from history. The unit will also explore the history of visual poetry and its various international contemporary expressions. It will consider how word may be seen as image, how word invokes image and how image may invoke word – that is, the liminal and poetic space between image and word. It will also approach how to make our own books through many hands-on methods. In doing this we will individually and collectively create new forms in order to move towards an answer to that perplexing question – ‘What is a book?’

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MABUTHVisual Art Major - Bunbury
MIAAGGVisual Art Minor - Bunbury
MABUUAVisual Arts Major
MABUVIVisual Arts Major
MABUUFVisual Arts Immersion Major
MABUVJVisual Arts Studio Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014