Artists' Books: Topics

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

AB: Transgressive Narrative

Spring 2021

Taught By: Marc Lepson

Section: A

CRN: 3870

Credits: 3

What does it mean to go beyond boundaries, past accepted limits? How does transgression differ from sensationalism or narcissism? Who puts the boundaries in place? Why the impulse to transgress? How does culture swallow these aberrations and make them acceptable? This class looks at how artists seek to push at the edges of societal norms around sex, violence, religion, politics, race, and gender roles and more. We’ll look at the relationship between experimental forms and traditional narrative expectations. Students will learn book formats and develop variations based on their concepts. You will develop a semester-long project that explores their ideas and pushes the boundaries of form and function. Readings, audio, and visual histories will augment related studio work and critique. This course will also share content with other Artist’s Books classes - including tutorials and student work - on a book arts “virtual studio” site. Please note that there may be costs for materials up to $125 associated with this class. No students will be turned away from the class for an inability to pay this cost.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students, sophomore and above.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:57am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/21/2021 - 5/6/2021