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Fielding Questions, Michelle C. Moode May 2018

Fielding Questions, Michelle C. Moode

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Artists' Book / The Kojiki Or Records Of Ancient Matters, -The Story Of Ancient Japan-, Kazumi Wilds May 2018

Artists' Book / The Kojiki Or Records Of Ancient Matters, -The Story Of Ancient Japan-, Kazumi Wilds

Theses and Dissertations

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Investigations Into Botanical Contact Printing (Where The Light Meets The Trees; Thirteen Variations), Christine Marie Manwiller May 2018

Investigations Into Botanical Contact Printing (Where The Light Meets The Trees; Thirteen Variations), Christine Marie Manwiller

Theses and Dissertations

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 ...


Memories, Bonnie Duong Jan 2018

Memories, Bonnie Duong

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

This research included learning how to make an accordion book where I explored the integration between graphic design, printmaking and bookbinding. My topic of the book shares my passion for storytelling and draws from childhood memories of spending time in my parents’ family business where the dining room furniture acted as my playhouse. It was a meticulous undertaking but I value the time consuming process and demand for bookbinding. The illustration and process of assembling the book was cathartic to realize this furniture was like my home. I hope to continue to explore bookbinding and printmaking and how it can ...


Split Infinity (No Blue, No Green), Lisa Miles May 2017

Split Infinity (No Blue, No Green), Lisa Miles

Theses and Dissertations

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Beans, Ian Huebert May 2017

Beans, Ian Huebert

Theses and Dissertations

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26 Coffee Cups: An Exploration In Book Design, Scott Christian Hage Jan 2017

26 Coffee Cups: An Exploration In Book Design, Scott Christian Hage

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

As a graphic design student, within the past two years I have become increasingly enammored with the intricacies of book/publication design. For an artistic medium such as book design, that exists, as book designer Richard Hendel would describe, “as a craft with its own traditions and a relatively small body of accepted rules,” there seems to concurrently exist many theories about how a designer might achieve a harmonious solution to the problems presented by the relationship of content (text and/or image) and the printed page. With this opportunity to present an Honors project, I have decided to research ...


Drawing From The Book Of Nature, Amy Richard May 2016

Drawing From The Book Of Nature, Amy Richard

Theses and Dissertations

My work is a response to the miraculous energy exhibited in nature, an invisible power that creates exquisite structures and designs in every living thing around us only to destroy them and begin again. Specifically, it is inspired by a lifelong fascination with the detritus left behind. Shimmering maple tree seeds, decaying oak leaves, or delicate marine relics awash on the beach are tangible (and daily) reminders that life is precious and fleeting, but also hopeful as that energy is always transformed into something new.

The drawings, pulp prints and sculptures produced for my thesis are futher animated by the ...


Caput Mortuum, David Glenn Rollins May 2016

Caput Mortuum, David Glenn Rollins

Theses and Dissertations

Caput Mortuum is a visual representation of my own spiritual quest for enlightenment using alchemy. Ancient alchemists sought perfection in all things and visualized a personal spiritual hierarchy that resided within all physical matter. The lowest tier of this scale represents the dull and lifeless material while the highest could touch the Divine. Reshaping the material world revealed the ordinary item's latent potential, aiding in its own transformation as well as the alchemist's into more perfect beings.

Inspired by this idea, I seek to bring ultimate perfection to every piece I create. By manipulating and altering books and ...


By Measure Of, Kristen A. Hartman May 2016

By Measure Of, Kristen A. Hartman

Theses and Dissertations

A limited variable editioned artist book, by measure of depicts an allegorical conversation between medieval author Christine de Pizan and a contemporary woman. It is, in essence, an exploration of edges in which the characters examine the parameters of identity, both personally and societally designated–how to define/re-define/emphasize/blur them, and what happens in the space where they meet.


As Yet Uncertain: A Portrait In Procession, Thomas Richard Helmers May 2016

As Yet Uncertain: A Portrait In Procession, Thomas Richard Helmers

Theses and Dissertations

As Yet Uncertain: A Portrait in Procession is an installation of prints featuring a combination of image and text. Drawing inspiration from various depictions of the grotesque in art and literature, the project examines the grotesque form, both in body and mind. As Yet Uncertain: A Portrait in Procession observes how the grotesque—a body that is always in the act of becoming—relates to uncertainties and ambivalence in identity and humanity.


Collaborating Across Organizational Lines, Bethany R Davis, Sarah Luko Mar 2016

Collaborating Across Organizational Lines, Bethany R Davis, Sarah Luko

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

This poster details the collaborative efforts of the University of Iowa Museum of Art and University of Iowa Libraries' Preservation & Conservation department to stabilize and digitize four large-format folios of Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s 18th century Le Antichità Romane.


The Visual Memoir Project: Searching For An Art Of Memory, Blake Smith Dec 2015

The Visual Memoir Project: Searching For An Art Of Memory, Blake Smith

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

This essay describes an in-progress arts-based dissertation project that attempts “visual life writing” (Sinner & Owen, 2011) as photographic memoir. Spanning several years to date, the series addresses the idea of visually archiving the self through an everyday photographic ritual. Ruminations on loss, presence/absence, and the passage of time are given creative and emotional consideration from behind the camera. Through narrative reflections on my experiences as an artist, teacher, and researcher, the process of art-making is brought alongside the images themselves. Drawing as its subject matter selected scenes, encounters, and objects from everyday life, I share how the project came ...


Catholics, Matthew Thomas Runkle May 2015

Catholics, Matthew Thomas Runkle

Theses and Dissertations

Catholics is an artist's book, a limited-edition memoir that makes use of text, image, and tactility. It relates the author's Catholic upbringing as it interweaves several themes: Church history, pre-Christian mythology, and the places where such spiritualities resonate with twentieth-century pop culture.


A Certain Rhythm, A Certain Knowing, Alexandra Katarina Janezic May 2015

A Certain Rhythm, A Certain Knowing, Alexandra Katarina Janezic

Theses and Dissertations

An interweaving of text and image.


Pathways To New Understanding, Candida Pagan May 2015

Pathways To New Understanding, Candida Pagan

Theses and Dissertations

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 ...


A View Of Affect: A Treatise On The Heart And Other Significant Hearts, Leslie Smith May 2015

A View Of Affect: A Treatise On The Heart And Other Significant Hearts, Leslie Smith

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of my thesis project, A View of Affect has been two fold: to engage closely with an early modern book, and to experiment with the idea that self-examination as a legitimate way to gain knowledge about the body. Working with Robert Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy, (1621) has opened to view the extensive constellation of ideas that were part of the philosophical universe of the time. I engaged with the Anatomy of Melancholy by immersing myself in the prose, responding to Burton's writing with my own writing. I also studied and made drawings from early modern anatomical ...


A Question Of Efficiency, Andrea Aya Kohashi May 2015

A Question Of Efficiency, Andrea Aya Kohashi

Theses and Dissertations

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Via Negativa, Stephanie J. Rue May 2015

Via Negativa, Stephanie J. Rue

Theses and Dissertations

Via Negativa is my response to a linear, rational, Western framework of expressing and experiencing religion, as well as of reading. This project represents a shift away from Protestant Reformed thinking. It has meant an embrace of the unknown, a celebration of darkness, and an exploration of ancient religious texts to find meaning. This essay describes formative experiences and past artwork leading up to Via Negativa, as well as a description of the project itself.


Noble Souls, Margaret Mae Heineman May 2015

Noble Souls, Margaret Mae Heineman

Theses and Dissertations

Sunset Iridescence is a one of a kind sculptural bookwork which reflects the essence of the wings of the Madagascar Sunset Moth. My work is very much about the physical qualities of the materials I use. The papers, inks and gilding supplies used to recreate the colors and iridescence of the moth are described. A comparison of color created by pigment and color created by the refraction of light rays is discussed. Parallels are drawn between the structure of the codex and the behavioral patterns of the moths. The local name for the Madagascar Sunset Moth is Lolonandriana - lolo for ...


We Need Some Space. We Need To Talk., Kalmia Elizabeth Strong May 2015

We Need Some Space. We Need To Talk., Kalmia Elizabeth Strong

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis combines documentation of book, installation, and social art projects from 2012-2015 with reflections on intentions, influences, concepts, and questions.


Towards A Just Landscape, Anne Lindsey-Alvey Covell Dec 2014

Towards A Just Landscape, Anne Lindsey-Alvey Covell

Theses and Dissertations

Towards a Just Landscape is a multi-part project about the 49th Parallel, the 20-foot swath of clear-cut that divides the US from Canada along its International Boundary, as it physically marks the landscape between the Lake of the Woods and the Northern Rockies. More specifically, it is a project about the portion of the border swath that runs through the center of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, dividing in two an area of land reserved to commemorate international peace and good will between two nations. Comprised of three artist's books, these works each address the political and ecological consequences of ...


Anatomia Botanica: Botanical Anatomies Of The Sacred Lotus, Red Hibiscus And Southern Magnolia, Radha Pandey Dec 2014

Anatomia Botanica: Botanical Anatomies Of The Sacred Lotus, Red Hibiscus And Southern Magnolia, Radha Pandey

Theses and Dissertations

Anatomia Botanica explores the relationship I have come to develop with my natural environment. It takes the reader through my understanding of three species of flowering plants. These are plants that had a significant impact on my childhood and early adulthood, teaching me to look at our natural environment as far more complex and compelling of respect than we give credit to.


Endless Ceaseless, Cody Denae Gieselman Dec 2014

Endless Ceaseless, Cody Denae Gieselman

Theses and Dissertations

The story of Endless Ceaseless is drawn from my experience of a rural childhood in the Ohio River Valley, and the subsequent destruction of my family's home as part of the expansion of coal mining operations in the area. Rather than mourning the loss of our home as a personal indignity, I sue the difficulty and wonder of a child's perspective to contrast with the environmental degradation I witnessed then and now, which is ultimately the greatest loss, one that connects to the larger narrative of mass extinction. In some ways I see this project as a eulogy ...


Make-Do And Mend: Amateur Repairs In Nineteenth Century Schoolbooks, Elizabeth Ann Stone Jul 2014

Make-Do And Mend: Amateur Repairs In Nineteenth Century Schoolbooks, Elizabeth Ann Stone

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Two Lives, Kimberly A. Maher Jul 2014

Two Lives, Kimberly A. Maher

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Transfigūra, Elizabeth Munger May 2014

Transfigūra, Elizabeth Munger

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Crowing Hens Bindery : A Study In Blank Book And Decorative Paper Design And Production, Mary Louise Sullivan May 2014

Crowing Hens Bindery : A Study In Blank Book And Decorative Paper Design And Production, Mary Louise Sullivan

Theses and Dissertations

Crowing Hens Bindery is an independent business that I have founded to combine my passion for bookbinding, printmaking, and production. The purpose of this study is to provide an opportunity for me begin to make the transition from being a student in a graduate level book arts program to a self-employed bookbinder in a production and market driven environment. To gain a better understanding of production binding techniques I implemented a small production run. I designed three blank book prototypes that focus on the needs of the user, and I developed marketing descriptions to help put these products within a ...


Pressed, Emilia Anne Ellison May 2014

Pressed, Emilia Anne Ellison

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Poetry By Post, Laura Capp Dec 2013

Poetry By Post, Laura Capp

Theses and Dissertations

Poetry by Post is a four-month poetry subscription service that will run from November of 2013 to February of 2014. I will produce one mailing per month that will include a letterpress-printed broadside that features a poem of my choosing and an accompanying literary analysis and reply postcard, also letterpress-printed, all contained within calligraphed envelopes and posted with vintage stamps. Subscriptions are available at $150 for the series or $50 for an individual mailing and will not exceed 50 in number. The inaugural Poetry by Post will feature Midwestern poets Jennie Kinneberg Wrisley, Eric McHenry, Catherine Tufariello, and Ted Kooser ...