The Montage Novels of Rob Kovitz

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  • According to Plan        Rob Kovitz        Books / Artists’ Books        $45.00
  • Death Wish, Starring Charles Bronson, Architect        Rob Kovitz        Books / Artists’ Books        $10.00
  • Room Behavior        Rob Kovitz        Books / Artists’ Books        $20.00
  • Capital of the World        Rob Kovitz        Books / Artists’ Books        $10.00
  • Games Oligopolists Play        Rob Kovitz        Books / Artists’ Books        $10.00
  • Pig City Model Farm        Rob Kovitz        Books / Artists’ Books        $25.00

Treyf Books by Winnipeg-based artist Rob Kovitz are unusual books of an indeterminate type, close to “montage novels”. The self-published books use texts and images compiled from various sources, usually obsessively related to one or more themes, and then recombined through a process of highly subjective editing, ordering and juxtaposition.

His most recent title According to Plan is a super-cut montage bookwork with an interest in the word “plan” (each text selection includes the word). The result is a funny, disquieting, and thought-provoking exploration of the human obsession with making plans.

Since 1992, Kovitz has published six book projects including Pig City Model Farm (with Princeton Architectural Press, 1992), Room Behavior (with Insomniac Press, 1997), and Ice Fishing in Gimli, an 8-volume, 4750 page appropriation epic that was ten years in the making (Treyf Books, 2009). He lives in Winnipeg, Canada where he also teaches cultural history at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture.

  1. Rob Kovitz
    According to Plan
    Winnipeg, Canada: Treyf, 2014
  2. Rob Kovitz
    Death Wish, Starring Charles Bronson, Architect
    Winnipeg, Canada: Treyf, 2014
  3. Rob Kovitz
    Room Behavior
    Winnipeg, Canada: Treyf, 2013
  4. Rob Kovitz
    Capital of the World
    Winnipeg, Canada: Treyf, April 2014
  5. Rob Kovitz
    Games Oligopolists Play
    Winnipeg, Canada: Treyf, November 2013
    Out of stock
  6. Rob Kovitz
    Pig City Model Farm
    Winnipeg, Canada: Treyf, 2014
    Out of stock
Last updated 4/14/2015