Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

ARCH 676 - THE ARCHITECTURE OF BOOKS

Long Title: THE ARCHITECTURE OF BOOKS
Department: Architecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate
Description: Over the past decades, the conception of books has become an integral part of any architectural practice. This seminar aims to introduce students to the book as a means to think about the production of space, and as a critical vessel to discuss and disseminate architectural ideas. In the first part of the seminar students will engage in an in-depth analysis of seminal architectural publications, considering their historical background, conceptual background and introducing such topics as typography and layout- and in-class discussions of relevant literature. The second part will be dedicated to the actual "building" of a small architectural publication, which will reflect critical and editorial skills as well as the craft of bookmaking. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ARCH 376. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ARCH 676 if student has credit for ARCH 376.