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Book Structures – Adult Scholars Program – Fall 2019

650.00 IVA included

Instructor: Devin Kovach, MFA

Meets Wednesdays 3.40 – 8.20 PM

Fall Semester 2019 runs Sept. 9 – Dec. 20


Book Structures

This course is an introduction to the art of the book: a significant format for the expression of information and creativity. Bookbinding has a long history in Europe and a particularly rich history in Rome. Students will engage first hand with the historical tradition and contemporary possibilities of this craft. The course will cover traditional binding techniques including folded, sewn, and adhesive structures, as well as custom portfolio design. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing the unique format of the hand-bound book to engage with students’ visual and psychological experience of Rome. Course projects will incorporate a range of media including drawing, photography, collage, graphic design and printmaking in the execution of both traditional and modern book structures. Each project will provide an opportunity for students to plan and execute unique book designs reflecting their personal Roman experience.

About the Instructor

Devin Kovach is an American artist currently living and working in Rome, Italy. He holds an MFA in printmaking from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and a BFA in studio arts from the University of New Mexico. His artistic practice incorporates elements of printmaking, photography, and installation. He has exhibited his artwork in the US and Europe, and has participated in residency programs at Anderson Ranch, the KALA Art Institute, the Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Stamperia del Notaio, and Ramdom’s DeFault17 in Gagliano del Capo, Puglia.