Editing for Art and Design Books

A course by Julius Wiedemann
Art Book Editor. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined June 2018
, Art Book Editor

Learn the editorial process for publications with high visual content

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 90% Positive reviews (63)
  • 1147 students
Editing for Art and Design Books

Learn the editorial process for publications with high visual content

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 90% Positive reviews (63)
  • 1147 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 15 Lessons (1h 31m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Behind the publication of an art, design or illustration book there is a whole curating and editing process that allows us to articulate the pages of those publications that fill our shelves with inspiration. Julius Wiedemann has edited and published more than 80 books with more than 2 million copies sold and currently works as a senior editor at TASCHEN, one of the world's leading publishers of art and design books.

Julius lives looking for and discovering creative people with whom to make books and in this course he will discover all the secrets of creating an art book. Observing some of the most successful publications of Julius, you will be a spectator of the entire process of creating a work of these characteristics: from the search for the concept, to the selection of images and the design, going through all the small details that make a good book.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. How do you start creating a book?
  • U3
    U3. Book and cover design development
  • U4
    U4. Almost ready for printing
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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You will begin by getting to know the work of Julius Wiedemann, who will show you some of his favorite books and will tell you about his influences.

Then he will tell you about the types of books that exist and will give you the keys to choose one of the basic elements of your book: the title. He will also tell you what is necessary about the conceptualization of the book and how to organize its content.

You will also see how to articulate the most aesthetic part, so important in an art book. Julius will show you how to select the cover, the interior design, the grid, the flow, the use of placeholder and what indications to give the designer so that the layout is perfect.

Finally, you will see with Julius how to assemble the mock-up of the book and he will teach you how to prepare the material for prepress.

What is this course's project?

You will make the first mockup of an art book in which you will be the editor. You will make the most important decisions about the selection of the theme, the images, the cover and the content.

Who is it for?

To designers, editors, editorial project managers, writers, artists and anyone interested in discovering the world of art and design book publishing.

What you need

No prior knowledge is necessary, although it will be very useful to understand in depth the topic you want to address in your book and it is advisable to know how to use Word, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator with a basic level.

Regarding the materials you will need: paper and pencil, a camera (which can be the one for your mobile phone) and a computer.


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Julius Wiedemann

A course by Julius Wiedemann

Art Book Editor

Julius Wiedemann is senior editor of the German publisher TASCHEN, a publisher specialized in publishing books in the most diverse creative areas, including art, design, photography, cinema and culture in general.

Julius was born in Rio de Janeiro and has lived in Japan, Germany and England, which has given him a global perspective on the international creative scene. His profession is to search for creative minds throughout the world to edit quality books.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    How do you start creating a book?

    • Why does an editorial need books?
    • Title name development - What is the book going to be called?
    • Creating the first presentation of a book concept
    • How is a book organized?
    • Narrative and quality strategy
  • U3

    Book and cover design development

    • Briefing for the designer
    • The grid
    • Flow
    • Material handling and use of the placeholder
  • U4

    Almost ready for printing

    • Premaquetación
    • Layout and review
    • Cover page
    • Preparation of files for pre-press
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Edition of art and design books

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Editing for Art and Design Books. A Design course by Julius Wiedemann

Editing for Art and Design Books

A course by Julius Wiedemann
Art Book Editor. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined June 2018
  • 90% Positive reviews (63)
  • 1147 students