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307DPOK credit 3 10 workshop hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 68 to 83 hours of self-study English, Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Any book form realized by nonlinear output method and presentation possibilities

books in space.

Mode of study

in person

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Work in an unconventional way and search for different strategies for the implementation of visual book production and new possibilities for the distribution of its content. Engage and represent your own

attitude and work with an open range of approaches.

Course contents

The module aims to search for a newly formed structure of visual content using a book medium.

The premise of the realization of the book is beyond the reach of classical book production, perceived as a stable source of material media, or its mere transfer to online space. The course should predominantly lead to a nonlinear presentation of the book form with emphasis on the procedural creation of the work. Part of the topic is to find the importance of a hybrid form of book media remediation and its new possibilities of reorganization and selection of image links. The motivation is to examine the perspective of changing the cultural status of the book and its anchoring in the context of the social structure of communities. Through the reflection of individual works, we will find individual selected methods of experiment, aimed at a new interpretive form of the visual book.

Recommended or required reading

BIRKIN, Jane. Art, Work, and Archives: Performativity and the Techniques of Production, Essay, Archive Journal, 2015

CSERES, Josef a MURÍN, Michal; Od Analogového k digitálnímu, Nové pohlady na nové umenia v audiovizuálnom veku, Fakulta výtvarných umění, Banská Bystrica, 2010, ISBN 80-89078-78-3.

DRUCKER, Johanna. The century of artists' books. 2nd ed. New York City: Granary Books, 2004. ISBN 9781887123693.

HADLER, Florian and IRRGANG Daniel,“Nonlinearity, Multilinearity, Simultaneity: Notes on Epistemological Structures.” In Proceedings of the Interactive Narratives, 2014.

LUDOVICO, Alessandro; Post digital printing, The Mutation of Publishing since 1894, Onomatopee, 2012, ISBN: 9789078454878.,_Alessandro__PostDigital_Print._The_Mutation_of_Publishing_Since_1894.pdf

MANOVICH, Lev. Jazyk nových médií. Přeložil Václav JANOŠČÍK. Praha: Univerzita Karlova, nakladatelství Karolinum, 2018. Studia nových médií. ISBN 9788024629612.

SPORWART, Douglas-Roland; Self- publishing in the digital age: The hybrid photobok, James cook university, 2011.

LEIJSEN, Rob van Leijsen; Copy, Tweak, past. Methods of appropriation in re-enacted artists books, Essay, Editions clinamen, 2020, ISBN 9782970110385

HUBATOVÁ-VACKOVÁ, Lada a Pavla PAUKNEROVÁ. Knihovna: svazky a digitalizáty, sbírky a databáze = The Library: books and eBooks, collections and databases. Přeložil Irma CHARVÁTOVÁ. V Praze: Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová, 2018. ISBN 9788087989487.

Assessment methods and criteria

Original procedure in project implementation, critical thinking, overview in contemporary art and book production.



Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:

Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Rudolf PREKOP Studio No. 113
Lažanský palác
lecture parallel1

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