Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Spring 2015

Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)

Degree In

Book Arts

First Advisor

Julia Leonard

Abstract

The conceptual foundation for my creative thesis work is based in research into the development of science, particularly the field of cosmology, and its related visual vocabulary. Three interrelated projects encompass my interests in unique artists' books and variable editions, research based projects, codified presentation of data, and universal interconnectedness, or oneness in all things, that was at the heart of medieval cosmology and is embraced by some 21st century subcultures.

The thematic timeline of the artwork spans developments in the Early Middle Ages related to astronomy and cosmology and through 20th century guidebooks and NASA's social media accounts. The resulting artwork includes an artist's book, sculptural bookwork, monoprints, and an edition of broadsides.

Public Abstract

The conceptual foundation for my creative thesis work is based in research into the development of science, particularly the field of cosmology, and its related visual vocabulary. Three interrelated projects encompass my interests in unique artists’ books and variable editions, research based projects, codified presentation of data, and universal interconnectedness, or oneness in all things, that was at the heart of medieval cosmology and is embraced by some 21st century subcultures.

The thematic timeline of the artwork spans developments in the Early Middle Ages related to astronomy and cosmology and through 20th century guidebooks and NASA’s social media accounts. The resulting artwork includes an artist’s book, sculptural bookwork, monoprints, and an edition of broadsides.

Keywords

publicabstract, Artists' Books, Book Arts, Book Studies, Fine Arts

Pages

iv, 25 pages

Comments

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Copyright

Copyright 2015 Candida Pagan

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