The course aims to provide the notions useful for understanding the current publishing scene in the main international markets and its most significant trends. In addition, the course aims to provide the knowledge necessary to understand the characteristics of the products produced by the publishing industry and the processes and functions that make them. At the end of the course, students will have acquired awareness of the current state of publishing and its products, and will be able to intervene operatively on some aspects of editing and design.
1) Introduction to the history of contemporary graphic design and to the study of the material aspects of publishing products.
2) History of book covers through the analysis of international examples.
3) Monographic section dedicated to the American book cover designer Chip Kidd.
Extra choice (only for students): free technique development of a cover inspired to the novel The Colonel's Wife by Rosa Liksom.
Written theme with two open-ended questions.
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