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Patrick LE BESCONT

Design and realize a book
This four-day course will tackle every aspect of making a photography book. By the time it’s over, participants will have created their own based on images, photographs, texts, etc. that they bring with them and on the extensive experience of Patrick Le Bescont, the director of Filigranes Éditions, whose catalogue includes nearly 600 artists’ books.

At first, the course will focus on editing, layout and the relationship between text and image. Then, participants will choose a binding (hardcover, blind blocking, postal book, Chinese binding), type of paper (rag, bible, rhodoid, adhesive, etc.) and printing method (phototype, offset, photographic prints, etc.).
Reflection and experimentation will eventually lead them to the right combination of visual and textual languages, forming the backbone of the book’s architecture.

Photography will be at the heart of the process, but there will also be a technical component: participants will learn how to make a dummy using layout software. Based on exploring already existing publications, these steps will touch on typography, binding, composition, etc.

CONTENT
- Introduction to editor as a profession
- Presentation of various printing and editing methods
- Analysis of participants' works
- Layouts training
- Creation of a dummy book layout via InDesign
- Printing and binding of the book.


BRING:
- HD files from 2 or 3 series
- External storage with an enlarged selection, texts or graphical elements that could be useful
- compatible hard drive or your computer if you wish

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
- Number of participants: 6 to 9
- Begins: 10:00 a.m. on Monday
- Ends: 6:30 p.m. on Thursday
- Location: historic center near the Arles arena

GOALS
- Learn the various steps involved in creating a photo book
- Understand the stakes of a layout

TEACHING METHOD
- Taught by an instructor and an assistant

EQUIPMENT
- Mac computers
- A photo library (app. 500 references)
- Various kinds of accessories (spray stuck, papers, sew materiel...) 

EVALUATION
- Private end-of-course interview and evaluation
- The instructor continuously evaluates the personal realisation
- Oral end-of-course evaluation

FORMALISATION AT THE END OF THE COURSE
- End-of-course certificate
 
4 jours (paiement en 2 fois : 30% et 70%) 690,00€  
1st direct debit of 30% : 14 days after your registration
2d direct debit of 70% : the 2d day of your workshop
(sold out)



© Patrick Le Bescont, Edition Filigranes

Design and realize a book

4 jours (paiement en 2 fois : 30% et 70%) 690,00€  
1st direct debit of 30% : 14 days after your registration
2d direct debit of 70% : the 2d day of your workshop
(sold out)


This four-day course will tackle every aspect of making a photography book. By the time it’s over, participants will have created their own based on images, photographs, texts, etc. that they bring with them and on the extensive experience of Patrick Le Bescont, the director of Filigranes Éditions, whose catalogue includes nearly 600 artists’ books.

At first, the course will focus on editing, layout and the relationship between text and image. Then, participants will choose a binding (hardcover, blind blocking, postal book, Chinese binding), type of paper (rag, bible, rhodoid, adhesive, etc.) and printing method (phototype, offset, photographic prints, etc.).
Reflection and experimentation will eventually lead them to the right combination of visual and textual languages, forming the backbone of the book’s architecture.

Photography will be at the heart of the process, but there will also be a technical component: participants will learn how to make a dummy using layout software. Based on exploring already existing publications, these steps will touch on typography, binding, composition, etc.

CONTENT
- Introduction to editor as a profession
- Presentation of various printing and editing methods
- Analysis of participants' works
- Layouts training
- Creation of a dummy book layout via InDesign
- Printing and binding of the book.


BRING:
- HD files from 2 or 3 series
- External storage with an enlarged selection, texts or graphical elements that could be useful
- compatible hard drive or your computer if you wish

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
- Number of participants: 6 to 9
- Begins: 10:00 a.m. on Monday
- Ends: 6:30 p.m. on Thursday
- Location: historic center near the Arles arena

GOALS
- Learn the various steps involved in creating a photo book
- Understand the stakes of a layout

TEACHING METHOD
- Taught by an instructor and an assistant

EQUIPMENT
- Mac computers
- A photo library (app. 500 references)
- Various kinds of accessories (spray stuck, papers, sew materiel...) 

EVALUATION
- Private end-of-course interview and evaluation
- The instructor continuously evaluates the personal realisation
- Oral end-of-course evaluation

FORMALISATION AT THE END OF THE COURSE
- End-of-course certificate
 


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