For the midterm project, students will produce three copies of a book using one of the forms covered in class in the first half of the semester (soft forms, or stab-bind hardcover). The books should be identical if printing is involved, or as close to identical as possible if the text is created by hand. The book should contain original text that was written with the book form in mind; graphics are optional.
Books will be graded using the self-evaluation questions as a guide. However, the teacher will also consider the level to which you have stretched the book form, thoughtfulness of your concept, difficulty of proposed work and quality of execution.
February 24: One-page book plan, including book concept description, list of materials you plan to use, and explanation of why you have made such choices.
March 3: One-page progress report explaining any changes to the plan, discoveries, etc. AND at least one rough mock-up of book with text, graphics, etc.
March 17: Present books in class. Turn in one copy of book for teacher to keep, as well as two-page self-evaluation, using the weekly questions list.