DOI

10.17077/etd.nd7jzcue

Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Spring 2018

Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)

Degree In

Book Arts

First Advisor

Leonard, Julia

Second Advisor

Barrett, Timothy

First Committee Member

Jacobsen, Cheryl

Second Committee Member

Simon, Giselle

Third Committee Member

Smith, Julie

Abstract

Investigations in Botanical Contact Printing (Where the Light Meets the Trees; Thirteen Variations) explores the process of botanical contact printing on paper, culminating in a series of thirteen handmade artist books. Each of the thirteen books contains a poem from a collection of thirteen poems written by Alice Yousef. Every element of the book: materials, structure, calligraphed text, type of botanical contact print, sometimes the enclosure, responds to the poem, providing a visual interpretation of the written word. The completely different approaches to binding structure in this series intend to not only visually support the text, but also explore the possibilities of botanical contact print imagery in the book form.

Keywords

Artist books, Book Arts, Bookbinding, Botanical Contact Printing, Natural dyeing, Poetry

Pages

ix, 57 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 57).

Copyright

Copyright © 2018 Christine Marie Manwiller

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