This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of art in the book form. It examines the conventions of the written word, the image, and image-text relations. Students will work on a series of exercises that consider how images form narratives and how bookbinding can be complementary to content, rather than an afterthought. Individual projects focus on the relationships between form and content and employ a wide range of media and materials for text and/or images. Students are expected to use the course as a vehicle to help advance, topically and conceptually, their ongoing artistic practices. Book structures and designs will be explored through bookbinding demonstrations and hands-on practices. Contemporary and historical artists' books will be explored through samples, slide lectures, readings, student research and presentations, and critiques.