This course is ideal for students with interdisciplinary interests who want to create books and explore self-publishing ideas with diverse subjects related to any major and minor at the College. No previous art experience is needed. Students will learn basic book design techniques and principles that can be applied to create print media documentation for use in future capstone and other independent projects. All students are encouraged to explore their own poetry, prose, original and printed artwork, autobiography, and many other subjects. This course explores the art and function of the book by focusing on the integrated relationship between form and content using traditional and non-traditional structures and art materials. Emphasis is placed on the book as a communicative medium, the integration of text and image, and the creation of sequence, narrative and meaning through visual and textual means. The course introduces bookbinding techniques, typography and communication design and basic printmaking using relief and transfer techniques. Studio sessions, lecture and discussion, group and individual feedback and critiques. No prerequisite.