Event Title

Mass Produced Artworks: The Concept, History, and Teaching the Making of Artist Books

Session

Integrated Design

Description

Historical, social and current questions of contemporary visualization techniques used in mass-produced art books will be analyzed, with a specific focus on books produced by artists. A detailed historical overview of how artists used books as a medium of expressing their ideas will be presented, starting from early avant-garde (Surrealists, Dadaists, Constructivists, Situationists until our contemporary times. The aim is to show how the book-making has been utilized for advancing the experimental visualization techniques, by linking artistic and cultural innovations to inventions in design. Furthermore, the principal concepts of artist books will be discussed to show how the theoretical elaborations in this field contributed to the advancement of the experimental design. By referring to the writings of El Lissitzky, Karel Teige, Walter Benjamin, and others, we will argue that the innovative design emerges from the innovative concepts and theories. In conclusion, we will present a case study of our teaching experience with the students of Integrated Design at UBT during our Artist Books course where they designed experimental artist-books.

Keywords:

artist books, art books, artworks, avant-garde, visualization techniques, overview, educational methods, book-making

Session Chair

Ajhan Bajmaku

Session Co-Chair

Miran Mohar

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-69-1

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

27-10-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

27-10-2018 10:30 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2018.218

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Oct 27th, 9:00 AM Oct 27th, 10:30 AM

Mass Produced Artworks: The Concept, History, and Teaching the Making of Artist Books

Pristina, Kosovo

Historical, social and current questions of contemporary visualization techniques used in mass-produced art books will be analyzed, with a specific focus on books produced by artists. A detailed historical overview of how artists used books as a medium of expressing their ideas will be presented, starting from early avant-garde (Surrealists, Dadaists, Constructivists, Situationists until our contemporary times. The aim is to show how the book-making has been utilized for advancing the experimental visualization techniques, by linking artistic and cultural innovations to inventions in design. Furthermore, the principal concepts of artist books will be discussed to show how the theoretical elaborations in this field contributed to the advancement of the experimental design. By referring to the writings of El Lissitzky, Karel Teige, Walter Benjamin, and others, we will argue that the innovative design emerges from the innovative concepts and theories. In conclusion, we will present a case study of our teaching experience with the students of Integrated Design at UBT during our Artist Books course where they designed experimental artist-books.