Austria, Salzburg

The book as printed space – concept and printed work

when 8 August 2016 - 27 August 2016
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee EUR 950

The course deals with the current status of the printed (analogue) book and concomitant questions. It enables participants to design and develop their own publications, from the initial idea, through the conception, right up to the finished product.

During recent years, a real boom has been observed in very small editions of artistic publication projects, accompanied by developments in desktop publishing and digital printing. In contrast to industrial manufacture, small editions allow a high degree of interaction between production and conception, so that technical processes may influence decisions on content.

Taking current examples and historical models, we will analyse the various approaches and forms of production for our project. These include analysing pictorial language, formats and varieties of paper, text production, typography and typesetting techniques. In small groups, we will discuss concepts and prepare dummies for various book projects – prototypes that allow a different way of thinking about the space that is a book.

Course leader

Bernhard Cella

Course aim

The aim of this course is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the medium “book” as a production process, and for individual participants to produce their own small publication or part of a larger one.

Fee info

EUR 950: regular fee
EUR 710: reduced fee for students


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