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Notice—there is a full waitlist for this program. If you don't really want to be in this program in a serious way, really, please don't—let someone else have a chance.


Full Schedule








Basic Class Schedule
I've made some changes to the basic schedule: added some class time on Thursday afternoon. This makes a lot of class hours, a situation that will change as we go through the quarter. The point is this: in order to get anywhere in the various media/arts of the book, you need a lot of upfront instruction. As we go on, your time will be (a little) more yours to configure—on Thursday in particular. I assume you will use it to do work, so you might as well get used to it.

We're looking at some possible schedule changes...Most likely we're going to switch LECTURE to Wednesday, in 1412, then get another room on Tuesday so we can do SEMINAR on Tues.

Monday 10-3 studio (L2 0233)
Tuesday 10-1 lect / seminar (C2109)
Wednesday 10-1 workshop (Lib 1412)
Thursday 10-12:30 seminar/workshop (L2 0129)
Thursday, 1-4 studio (L2 0129)
Friday 10-5 studio (L2 0233)

Texts to Purchase @ the bookstore

A Century of Artists' Books, Drucker
Novels II, Beckett please get this edition:ISBN 0802118186
VAS: An opera in flatland, Tomasula / Farrell
Writing on the Wall, Morley
Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud
I'm conisdering adding A History of Reading, by Alberto Manguel -- look it up and tell me what you want to read it?

In addition to these texts, you'll be required to read materials provided in a "program reader," paid for by a fee assessed along with your tuition.

In addition, we'll make a library of amazing books on books in our program studio...

In addition, we'll spend some good times in Evergreen's Rare Book Room...



I hadn't budgeted or arranged to charge you field trip fees, but I see there's to be a book arts show in Portland that we shouldn't miss. Details are below. We'll talk in class about how best to get down there—hopefully together.

"Book + Art = Contemporary Artist's Books and Broadsides from the John
Wilson Special Collections"

WHERE:Collins Gallery
3rd Floor, Central Library
801 S.W. 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205


March 16 - May 10, 2009


Monday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday: noon-5 p.m.


Artists have been associated with books since the beginning of book
production centuries ago. But around the mid-20th-century, fine artists
began making books that are works of art that critics now call "artist's
books" or "bookworks." Because the Pacific Northwest is particularly
rich in book artists, Multnomah County Library's John Wilson Special
Collections has been actively collecting these materials for more than a

This exhibition features selections from the hundreds of titles within
the special collections and includes "prototypes" of artist's books from
the early 20th century; books by Oregon artists; books with unusual
structures or made with unusual materials; letterpress books; books
produced using copy machines or typewriters; one-of-a-kind and multiple
edition books; and hand-printed broadsides of poetry and other texts.


Claire Van Vliet
Walter Hamady
Barbara Tetenbaum
Sandy Tilcock
Chris Stern
Warja Honegger-Lavater
Kathy Kuehn
Emily Larned
Sarah Chamberlain
Timothy Ely
Jessica Spring
Shu-Ju Wang
Inge Bruggeman
Diane Jacobs
Ken Campbell
Clemens-Tobias Lang
Sarah Horowitz
Mare Blocker
Sabine Golde
Catherine Alice Michaelis
Leonard Baskin
Alison Knowles
and many others


Wednesday, March 18, 6-7:30 p.m.

Please join us for a brief talk on artist's books by exhibition curator
and John Wilson Special Collections Librarian Jim Carmin. Refreshments
will be served.

For more information, contact Jim Carmin <> at