This course explores the art of the book. Emphasis is placed on the book as a communicative medium, the interrelationships between text and image, and the creation of sequence, narrative, and meaning through visual and textual means. Students will develop original content and design for book projects, and are encouraged to explore their own poetry, prose, artwork and other subject matter of interest. Students learn basic bookbinding, typography and layout skills, relief and intaglio printmaking, and digital imaging. Directed and self-proposed projects, critiques and discussion of traditional and contemporary art. Prerequisite: one of the following art studio courses: ART 204, 205, 206, 208, 212, 214, 309 or consent of instructor. Previous experience with digital imaging is encouraged.