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Form and Content: An introduction to conceptual thinking

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Angela Lorenz has been creating highly sculptural, mixed-media limited-edition artists’ books in Bologna, Italy since 1989. Her work may be found in over 100 public collections in North America and Europe, such as the Graphische Sammlung Albertina in Vienna, the Victoria & Albert’s National Art Library, the British Library and Tate Library. In the U.S., collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Prints and Drawings Dept), the Fogg Art Museum, the Clark Art Museum, the National Gallery, the Walker Art Center, and the Getty Research Center. She has lectured and exhibited frequently in the US and abroad, at book arts academies, universities, museums, libraries and academic conferences.
www.angelalorenzartistsbooks.comMany years ago WSW published one of Angela’s artists’ books, Lyatext. It’s long out of print, but like all of her work, the book is a perfect example of how the physical material of the piece can add to the meaning. She is not often in the U.S., so we are thrilled to be able to offer this class.

Form and Content: An introduction to conceptual thinking

Angela Lorenz
July 22–26, 2013


This course is designed to set the wheels of conceptual thinking in motion. You will explore how text, materials, process and structure relate to the content of a piece, be it artist’s book or another genre. The instructor will use her own work and historical examples, including ancient art and literature, to convey the possibilities of merging content with form. Participants will be encouraged to experiment with low-tech processes such as rubber stamping, dyeing, potato prints, resist, rubbings, embossing, folding and sewing to complete the two assignments: a group alphabet piece of single letters on a 6″x6″ support, and a mock-up of a 3-D structure.

Tuition $775/$720 members
Lab fee $30
Class limit 8

Please call us at 845.658.9133 if you are interested in this class.

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