|Using Digital Technology to Produce a Book
A Masterclass for Artists
presented by Dr Douglas Holleley, author of 'Digital Book Design and Publishing'
Monday 9th - Friday 13th February 2004
Contrary to futurists’ predictions that computer culture would mark the demise of the book, electronic technologies, by changing the way books are produced and distributed, are creating a renaissance in book culture. At least as significant to print publishing as Gutenberg’s moveable type in its time, electronic, or desktop, publishing has brought the tools of book production to anyone who owns or has access to a personal computer. Add a scanner and printer, page layout and image processing programs and you have, at your desktop, a means to work with typography, images and page design undreamed of fifteen years ago.
This Masterclass covers all the essentials of digital bookmaking for photographers, artists and designers who want to move beyond the manuscript to the page. Based on his years of work as a photographer, artist’s bookmaker and teacher, Douglas Holleley has developed a clear and considered approach to Digital Book Design and Publishing.
Douglas Holleley has run this masterclass at the Maine Photographic Workshop, Rockport, Maine, the International Center for Photography, New York, NY and the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York, U.S.A.
The association with photographs and the book is almost as old as photography itself. Fox Talbot’s seminal work, The Pencil of Nature, was published within five years of his invention of the negative/positive process. It is almost as if there is a deep, even intimate relationship between the picture and the page. It is for this reason that most artists will at some point consider publishing their work in book form.
This Masterclass addresses all of the stages involved in book production. Participants will apply principles of sequencing, and image and text editing, to create a working maquette. They will then learn how to assemble and print their photographic book using Adobe Photoshop and QuarkXPress (or Adobe InDesign). By the end of the workshop participants will have a book that can be further editioned by being printed commercially, or at home on their desktop printer. Such a book can be either a limited edition artist book or a commercially printed trade book.
This course is designed for those artists who already have a collection of images and who would like to further amplify and extend the expressive content of their work. From a conceptual standpoint, the workshop will address the particular ability of the book (through the juxtaposition of images and text) to clarify content and extend meaning, and subsequently present this as a coherent and self-contextualising object. Participants need no prior knowledge of either QuarkXPress, InDesign or Photoshop. However, you should have basic computer skills. More important is to have as many images as possible (and ideally some text) and the desire to present your work in a way that amplifies and clarifies your intentions, not just to others, but also to yourself.
For further information on Douglas Holleley, his recent publications, artists’ books and portfolios please see: www.clarellen.com
To book a place on this Masterclass, please contact:
The Project Office
Faculty of Art, Media and design
Kennel Lodge Road
Payment for the full course fees must be received with the completed booking form. Cheques should be made payable to UWE, Bristol.
If the institution or organisation you work for is paying your course fees we can send them an invoice for the fees, we cannot invoice individuals. Payment must be received before the start of the course.
For further enquiries please contact The Project Office:
Tel 0117 32 84810