Fall 2019

Image & Text

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-228


Douglas Culhane (Section 01)


The combination of language with visual information offers a rich range of possibilities. In this course we will investigate strategies of interweaving image and text to create works that draw upon the qualities of each to produce hybrid forms. The class will look at a variety of sources and respond to them in a series of hands-on studio projects. These sources include maps, diagrams, calligraphy, illustrations and manuscripts, as well as work from the history of art and literature. The projects will involve drawing, printing, book-making, writing and photography to produce work that deploys image and text to express narrative, poetic, political or informational content.

Requisite: studio experience is recommended. Limited to 16 students. Fall semester. Visiting Lecturer Culhane.

If Overenrolled: Majors and students with studio experience will have priority.


Artistic Practice


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2019, Spring 2020, January 2021, Spring 2022