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  1. 30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter
    30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter
    TM RSI SGM 1960-90

    Edited by École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL), Louise Paradis with Roland Früh and François Rappo

    Design: Robert Huber, Louise Paradis

    The Typografische Monatsblätter is one of the most important journals to successfully disseminate the phenomenon of “Swiss typography” to an international audience. With more than 70 years in existence, the journal witnessed significant moments in the history of typography and graphic design. 30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter examines the years 1960–90, that correspond to a period of transition in which many factors such as technology, socio-political contexts and aesthetic ideologies profoundly affected and transformed the fields of typography and graphic design. The book includes a large number of works from well -known and lesser -known designers such as Emil Ruder, Helmut Schmid, Wolfgang Weingart, Hans-Rudolf Lutz, Jost Hochuli and many others.

    21.5 × 31.5 cm, 8½ × 12 ½ in, 276 pages, 472 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-334-4, English


    6 From Cover to Cover
    39 In the Field of Swiss Typography
    41 Investigating Typographic Archives
    45 A Brief History of TM, 1932–59

    63 1960–64
    Pinnacle of Swiss Typography

    65 Swiss Typography: Swiss Magazines,
    Die gute Form, Book and Poster Contests
    83 Emil Ruder, Univers and the Schule für Gestaltung Basel

    97 1965–69
    Dawn of Dismantlement

    99 New Technology: Photocomposition
    111 The Influential Manuals
    121 Schools and Dissemination

    131 1970–77
    Emerging Languages

    133 The Legacy of Emil Ruder and
    Jan Tschichold
    141 Research and Creation of New Ideas
    and Languages

    183 1978–81

    185 The Financial Problems
    187 New Typographic Waves
    201 The Continuation of Hostettler's Work

    205 1982–90
    New Directions

    207 A New Main Editor
    221 Schmid–Weingart
    223 The Computer
    231 Typeface in Focus
    239 End of an Era


    245 TM Covers 1960–90
    246 Biographies
    270 Notes on Terms
    271 Seöected Bibliography
    273 Index
    275 Acknoledgements
  2. Lufthansa and Graphic Design
    Lufthansa and Graphic Design
    Visual History of an Airline

    Edited by Jens Müller und Karen Weiland, labor visuell at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Department of Design

    Deutsche Lufthansa is one of the most important airlines in the world. Just as long and varied as ist history is the history of its visual identity. The beginning of the 1960s witnessed one of the most important developments in corporate communication. The company employed the designer Otl Aicher and his Gruppe E5 student group at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm to develop a new visual identity for Lufthansa. Largely implemented beginning in 1963, today it ranks as one of the most groundbreaking corporate design solutions of the twentieth century.

    With a particular focus on its famous corporate identity, the design and advertising history of Deutsche Lufthansa from the 1920s until today is comprehensively documented here for the first time. Alongside numerous illustrations from the corporate archive and background articles and interviews, this volume contains reproductions from the Ulm study of 1962 and the first corporate design manual for Lufthansa from 1963.

    Design: Jens Müller, Karen Weiland

    14.8 × 21 cm, 5 ¾ × 8 ¼ in, 128 pages, approx. 300 illustrations, paperback (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-267-5, German/English

  3. Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle
    Julie Lasky
    Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle

    The publication presents the designs of six internationally renowned bicycle builders whose embrace of the tradition of working in metal brings striking innovation to their craft. Through their manipulation of steel, aluminum and titanium, the builders of Bespoke produce racing bicycles that speed champion athletes to victory, mountain and cyclocross bicycles built to negotiate vertiginous terrain, urban bicycles that stylishly convey commuters, and randonneur bicycles elegantly stripped down for epic journeys. Candid portraits including builder’s inspirations, working methods and bicycles, lavishly photographed in great detail, highlight this exhibition at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design. Bespoke offers a rich and intimate view of objects that sit squarely at the intersection of art, design, craft and performance.

    With contributions by Michael Maharam and Sacha White (Vanilla Bicycles)
    Photographs by D. James Dee

    Includes bicycles by the following builders: Mike Flanigan (A.N.T), Jeff Jones, Dario Pegoretti, Richard Sachs, J. Peter Weigle

    24 x 16.5 cm, 9 ½ x 6 ½ in, 128 pages, approx. 150 illustrations, softcover (2010)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-204-0, e

    4 Foreword
    Holly Hotchner
    6 Introduction
    10 The Soul of an Old Machine: A Conversation
    18 Sacha White
    46 Jeff Jones
    58 Dario Pegoretti
    74 Peter Weigle
    90 Mike Flanigan
    104 Richard Sachs
    126 Appendix
    Julie Lasky

    Julie Lasky is a design writer and editor based in New York.

  4. Your Chance Encounter
    Olafur Eliasson
    Your Chance Encounter

    The acclaimed Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson developed a sequence of spatial experiments for his Your Chance Encounter exhibition in the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan. His piece challenges visitors to move around and get their bearings, and stimulates them to see the museum as a public space for addressing art and reality critically.

    The installations were developed especially for the exhibition. They are arranged in a tight context with the spatial structure of the museum and extend the concept of architecture by the Japanese architecture practice SANAA. Olafur Eliasson does not work only in the museum galleries, but also in the corridors in between and the adjacent courtyards, thus linking the indoor and outdoor areas closely and examining this museum’s unique qualities.

    The artist’s book was created in close co-operation with Olafur Eliasson’s studio. Its elaborate design with an extensive pictorial section offers a comprehensive record of the exhibition and an important analysis of this successful artist’s work. An essay by art historian Eve Blau interprets the exhibition in relation to its surroundings and contrasts the experimental approaches of Olafur Eliasson and SANAA, while curator Hiromi Kurosawa introduces the history and context of the museum in Kanazawa.

    With texts by Eve Blau, Hiromi Kursawa

    24 x 20 cm, 9 1/2 x 7 3/4 in, 216 pages, approx. 200 illustrations, hardcover (2010)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-211-8, e/jap.

    Olafur Eliasson

    OLAFUR ELIASSON, born 1967, is one of the most renowned contemporary artists. He is based in Berlin where he has established Studio Olafur Eliasson, a laboratory for spatial research. In his works he explores the relationship between individuals and their surroundings.

  5. Metahaven Uncorporate Identity
    Out of stock
    Metahaven Uncorporate Identity

    Edited by Metahaven (Daniel van der Velden, Vinca Kruk) with Marina Vishmidt

    Bridging between design, geopolitics, architecture, and branding, Metahaven's Uncorporate Identity defies easy categorization as a monograph. The book is organized as a sequence of five chapters, dealing with data havens and statehood, post-communist architecture, visual legacies of the war on terror, tourist brands and border control, and social networks restructuring soft power, branding and governance internationally. With each chapter comprised of case studies, notes and essays, it explores visual identity in a networked and multi-polar world.

    Uncorporate Identity is conceived and edited by Metahaven (Daniel van der Velden and Vinca Kruk) with Marina Vishmidt, and has contributions by Boris Groys, David Singh Grewal, Vladimir Kolossov, Keller Easterling, Dieter Lesage, China Miéville, Chantal Mouffe, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Bruno Besana, Michael Taussig, Regula Stämpfli, Mihnea Mircan, Florian Schneider, Marina Vishmidt, and others.

    Design: Metahaven (Vinca Kruk, Daniel van der Velden)

    17 x 24 cm, 6¾ x 9½ in, 608 pages, 400 illustrations, softcover (2010)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-169-2, e

    "Uncorporate Identity questions the purpose and value of design in a neurotic and treacherous era of geopolitical instability." Alice Rawsthorn, International Herald Tribune

    "An eye-opening and provocative book." Icon

    "A sustained and multivalent investigation into the relationship between design and power, often using visual and design tactics themselves as the form of interrogation. (...) In an appropriately inside-out manner, Metahaven echo Wally Olins definition of corporate identity – 'strategy made visible' – but with an entirely opposite intent." Sam Jacob, Mute

    "There hasn't been anything quite this ambitious from a design team since Bruce Mau hit his stride...Uncorporate Identity collects the critical design projects Metahaven has undertaken to date and amplifies them with new material." Rick Poynor, Creative Review

    "After decades of corporate identity being reduced to logos, Metahaven has undertaken a larger project to explore identity in politics and culture, online and across borders. This expansive monograph is its own project – the transformation of a design practice into a research laboratory and think tank. An important book." Design Observer

    "An important status report for design in the contemporary context (…) Metahaven’s book will be a strong contender for either the sexiest thing in your library carrel or the smartest thing in your beach bag." Alan Smart, Abitare

    "One of the most innovative design studios in Europe." Süddeutsche Zeitung

    "One of the most radical groups of designers in Europe (…) Metahaven use a research-based, speculative 'meta-design' practice to rethink the structural parameters and channels through which emerging organizational models and political paradigms inadvertently stumble upon a form of communication." Kaleidoscope

    "manic and spell-binding"... "the visual forms that emerge in this speculation are fairly astounding: passports printed with cuneiform, bar codes that extrude into architectural space, postage stamps of mirrors and satellites, a national flag composed only of a field of gray, a monopoly board game that imagines the Parisian banlieues." Design Issues
  6. Snøhetta Works
    Snøhetta Works

    Edited by Snøhetta

    Snøhetta is a leading team of architects with offices in Oslo and New York. This first-ever publication to document their work presents the most important projects of these architects, who have been active internationally for fifteen years. These projects include the Library of Alexandria (2002), the New Opera House in Oslo (2008), and the Gateway Project in Ras Al-Khaimah, Dubai (2011), and the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion. Snøhetta’s works and projects revolve around a collaboration and interchange between various disciplines. Each of their projects is freshly observed and discussed according to the fundamental aspects of site, landscape, and context, in order to enable solutions to be discovered and developed. In this interweaving of disciplines Snøhetta involves locally and internationally renowned artists in the development of their projects. Working together with artists early on is also an expression of the curiosity and creative openness on the part of this internationally successful office, which is respected for its progressive working conidtions.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    22 × 28 cm, 8 ¾ x 11 in, 304 pages, 570 illustrations, hardcover (2009)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-147-0, e


    Norwegian National Opera and Ballet
    Other projects: cut in the ground/roof as a landscape
    Bibliotheca Alexandria
    Artificial Mirages
    Bart Lootsma

    Sandvika Cultural Center
    Other projects: box-like structure/ framing the landscape:
    Karmøy Fishing Museum
    Petter Dass Museum
    Other projects: public spaces and buildings
    National September 11th Memorial Museum Pavillion

    The Intertwined
    Thure Erik Lund

    Lillehammer Art Museum
    Other projects: smooths forms and structures
    Ras Al Khaimah Gateway project

    Points of Origin
    Ingerid H. Almaas

    King Abdulaziz Center for Knowledge and Culture
    Tubaloon – Kongsberg Jazz Festival Band Shelter

    Snohetta History

    «Das Bildmaterial wird in frischem schnörkellosen Layout präsentiert, die Fotos dokumentieren, mit welcher Sensibilität Snøhetta in ihren Bauten auf die Landschaft reagieren.»

    «Die Gestaltung, die Foto- und Druckqualität, das hohe Niveau der Texte wie natürlich auch das der Arbeiten, von denen die meisten gar nicht oder lediglich irgendwo in Fachzeitschriften versteckt publiziert werden, machen diese erste Monografie zu einem hervorragenden Einstieg in ein komplexes wie zugleich singuläres Werk.»
    in: dbz, Deutsche Bau Zeitschrift (D), 07/2009
  7. The Gulf
    Rem Koolhaas
    The Gulf
    Research on Cities and Growth on the Arabian Peninsula

    This accordion-fold booklet contains a series of analytical views of the Arabian coast of the Persian Gulf by AMO-OMA and colleagues from the American University of Sharjah, UAE. In a “futurized present,” these views seek to depict the current and unprecedented state of the region, which invites one to contemplate the design of a new version of urbanism. Like a pristine and untouched canvas, the sand and sea of the Persian Gulf coast constitute NEW a tabula rasa, waiting to receive the imprint of new identities. The West is guilty of a double negligence vis-à-vis this land of possibilities—something that actually has its origins in the West is not being taken seriously, and as a result we are unable to seize upon a burgeoning global phenomenon. This accordion-fold booklet is published to coincide with the 1 0th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.

    7.5 × 24 x 247.5 cm, numerous illustrations, softcover (2006)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-088-6, e

  8. Yad Vashem
    Moshe Safdie
    Yad Vashem
    Moshe Safdie – The Architecture of Memory

    175 meters long, the museum bores lika a triangular beam through the Har Hazikaro, or Mount of Rememberance. It juts out from the hillside at either end, allowing visitors to enter and look out. This spectacular architecture is the setting for a lavish and impressive exhibition commemorating the Holocaust. The structure is the culmination of Moshe Safdie's work in Israel. The architect, a student of Louis Kahn who began his career with the sensational residential complex Habitat at the 1967 Montreal World's Fair, maintains offices in Boston, Toronto, and Jerusalem.
    The museum, its architecture, and its series of interior spaces with their carefully designed exhibition facilities are documented in an indepth photo essay and are illustrated with texes and plans.

    With contributions by Moshe Safdie, Joan Ockman, Avner Shalev, Elie Wiesel

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    24 x 30 cm, 160 pages, 80 illustrations, hardcover (2006)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-070-1, e

  9. Pour Le Corbusier
    Arthur Rüegg
    Pour Le Corbusier
    René Burri, June 1962

    In 1962 the young photographer René Burri, on the staff of the renowned photo agency MAGNUM, and known for his reportage and portraits, presented the architect, Le Corbusier, with a fold-out book, made with his own hands, containing photographs dating back to 1953, that he had taken of the architect in various situations.

    This very personal gift is now a highly prized original owned by the Corbusier Foundation in Paris. The photographs it contains show Corbusier at the height of his creativity—in conversation, alone in his studio, at the construction site. They also convey the unmistakable atmosphere of his designs. This scrupulous facsimile reproduction comes with a text by René Burri and commentaries by the Corbusier connoisseur and editor Arthur Rüegg.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24.5 cm, 84 pages, 33 illustrations, hardcover, leporello (2006)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-080-0, e/g/f

  10. Wayshowing
    Out of stock
    Per Mollerup
    A guide to Environmental Signage Principles & Practices

    This book by acclaimed graphic designer and author Per Mollerup looks for a more precise visual language for what sign designers actually do, which is to show the way. Unfortunately, as Mollerup points out, many designers never master the art of wayshowing themselves. For “wayshowing” relates to “wayfinding” as writing relates to reading and as talking relates to hearing: the purpose of “wayshowing” is to facilitate “wayfinding.” Mollerup examines international sign systems and architectural landmarks in detail with his trademark candour and good humour.

    17 x 32 cm, 336 pages, 450 illustrations, hardcover (2005)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-055-8, e

    Doing without
    Wayfinding and wayshowing
    Practical theory
    Sign functions
    Names and numbers
    Sign form
    Mise en scène
    Signage for the visually
    Minimalism vs redundancy
    Cases in point
    Per Mollerup

    Born 1942

    Doctor of Technology, Lund University, Sweden, 1997

    Master of Business Administration, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark, 1968

    Professor of Communication Design at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, 2009


    Professor in design at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, 2006–

    Managing Director of Designlab A/S, 1984–

    Editor and publisher of Tools Design Journal, 1984–1988

    Editor and publisher of Mobilia Design Magazine, 1974–1984


    Recipient of several prizes and grants

    Honorary member of Estonian Association of Designers

  11. Photosuisse

    Edited by Christian Eggenberger and Lars Müller

    Published in collaboration with Swiss Televison (SRG SSR idée suisse).
    With essays by Peter Pfrunder und Michail Shishkin  

    Switzerland has world-class photographers in Robert Frank, Werner Bischof and René Burri. Photosuisse is now taking a look at contemporary Swiss photography, which enjoys an international reputation with names like Thomas Flechtner, Annelies Strba, Balthasar Burkhard, Luc Chessex and Georg Gerster. Photosuisse is a “musée imaginaire” of current Swiss photography, putting forward some quite different viewpoints between the covers of a book. However diverse the positions presented might be, they share the specific precision of the photographic eye. Photosuisse sees itself as a photographic reader. It provides detailed information about 28 viewpoints, and an essay investigates whether there is a specifically Swiss way of shooting the world. The book is accompanied by two DVDs with film portraits of the 28 artists. These were produced by Swiss Television (SRG SSR idée suisse) as the book’s editor.

    With contributions by Manuel Bauer, Stefania Beretta, Balthasar Burkhard Olaf Breuning, Luc Chessex, Olivier Christinat, Christian Coigny, Hans Danuser, Nicolas Faure, Alberto Flammer, Thomas Flechtner, Katrin Freisager, Georg Gerster, Michael v. Graffenried, Monique Jacot, Alain de Kalbermatten, Peter Knapp, Urs Lüthi, Gian Paolo Minelli, Minkoff/Olesen, Jean Mohr, Reto Rigassi, Luciano Rigolini, Gaudenz Signorell, Annelies ˇStrba, Beat Streuli, Alberto Venzago, Christian Vogt

    16.5 x 24 cm, 432 pages, 250 photographs, softcover
    Book with 2 DVDs (28 films) in a box

    ISBN 978-3-03778-036-7, g/e/f/i

  12. Felice Varini
    Felice Varini
    Felice Varini
    Point of view

    With a text by Fabiola Lopez

    Felice Varini has been exploring architectural space with his painting for over twenty years. His sensitive interventions have fascinated observers all over the world, as his work makes seeing into a real experience. Varini takes enclosed spaces or the urban environment and arranges lines in them whose formal organization is not clear at first glance. Then, all of a sudden, a figure is revealed to the viewer at a single point, the “point of view”. If viewers leave the invisible co-ordinates of the point of view, the ostensible order is broken again.
    This publication brings all the major works together, along with an essay by the art historian Fabiola Lopez, who explains Varini’s approach
    and places it in art-historical terms.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 × 24 cm, 300 pages, 300 illustrations, hardcover (2004)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-023-7, f


    Felice Varini

    FELICE VARINI, born in 1952, is a contemporary artist. In his work, painting becomes part of spatial installations set up both indoors and outdoors. He lives and works in Paris.

  13. Stadt und Architektur
    Adrian Meyer
    Stadt und Architektur
    Ein Geflecht aus Geschichte, Erinnerung, Theorie und Praxis

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24 cm, 256 pages, 180 illustrations, hardcover (2003)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-020-6, g

  14. Snow
    Thomas Flechtner

    Edited by Lars Müller

    In Thomas Flechtner’s photographs, snow becomes a metaphor for timelessness, stillness, peace, distance, and loneliness. Both civilization and the untouched countryside succumb to the gentle weight of this element. These images make the viewer long for silence and transparency.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    29 x 37 cm, 9 x 11¾ in, 160 pages, 100 illustrations, hardcover (2002)

    ISBN 978-3-907078-65-5, e

    Thomas Flechtner

    Born 1961 in Winterthur, Switzerland.
    1983 - 1987 Ecole de Photographie, Vevey
    1993 - 1996 Lived in London
    Lives and works in Valliere, France and Zürich, Switzerland


    1988 1990 1992 Swiss Grant for Arts
    1989 European Kodak Award, Arles (First Prize Switzerland, Second Prize Europe)
    1991 European Photography Award, Berlin (Selection)
    1993 Landis & Gyr Studio, London
    2004 Photography Award Canton Neuchâtel, Swizerland

    Thomas Flechtner is a nomad, wanderer and walker, in fact, a loner. He captures pure beauty on quasi-solipsistic quests for booty: ice-crystals of photography, poems from water and air.
    Neue Zürcher Zeitung
    Individual Recycled Freeway Bags

    Edited by Lars Müller 

    Brand? No brand? My-brand! FREITAG bags have been an overwhelming success in the world-wide struggle between the brands. The brothers Freitag’s shoulder bags (Messenger Bag) has become an urban cult product, from Berlin to San Francisco, and from Milan to London. The products originate in an ironic and ecologically critical approach. This shows in the production method, which has been retained after seven years and many thousands bags, and has created unmistakably unique objects: the bags are cut from used lorry tarpaulins and tailor-made on a small scale with used bicycle inner tubes and safety belts. This publication describes the history of the product and asks questions about economic, ecological and sociocultural contexts, expressing the aesthetics of generation that is as vain as it is critical of consumerism, in a wide-ranging piece of documentation.

    With a text by Max Küng

    With photographs by Jules Spinatsch

    16.5 x 24 cm, 492 pages, 3000 illustrations, hardcover (2001)

    ISBN 978-3-907078-47-1, e

  16. This Way - That Way
    This Way - That Way
    prints + posters exhibitions + environments

    Keith Godard (b. 1940) is one of the most unusual personalities on the graphic design scene. His New York practice deals mainly with exhibition design. His posters also create sensations on a regular basis. All his work shares a striking degree of cheerfulness in form and colour, and a sense of humour that gives a hint of Godard's British origins. Despite this, the designer is committed to function and reduced graphics. He trusts the power of the idea. This small-format book is conceived as something that will inspire desigers wit courage.

    "Godard's own sense of humor and respect for the public infuse each of his designs with a freshness and style that is lively and endearing." Edwin Schlossberg

    11 x 11,5 cm, 128 pages, 110 illustrations, paperback (2001)

    ISBN 978-3-907078-63-1, e

  17. Habit – Habitat
    Habit – Habitat
    Christa de Carouge

    Edited by Werner Blaser and Lars Müller

    “Clothing as housing, the shell in which we live and breathe.” That is the credo of the cosmopolitan fashion designer, Christa de Carouge, who has roots in both Geneva and Zurich. Just as no-one changes their home without good reason, Carouge’s timeless creations are designed to last. The materials are of the finest quality, the color is almost always black, occasionally red or white. Silk is her preferred fabric, even for heavy-duty garments. Subtle folds and throws enclose the wearer’s form. No buttons, no hooks. The simplicity of the forms, the precious fabrics, and the life-style and life-sense that go with these are much desired today. And overwhelmingly successful. The architecture expert, Werner Blaser, goes into the background that applies here, and with a sideways glance at Mies van der Rohe’s leaning toward reduction and the sensitive material collages of Le Corbusier, he explores the way in which Christa de Carouge’s philosophy meets a particular need of people today, whose clothes must have identity, and combine comfort with aesthetics. The designer herself finds her own equilibrium and inspiration in travel.

    24 x 26 cm, 216 pages, 180 illustrations, hardcover (2000)

    ISBN 978-3-907078-16-7, g

  18. TM
    Ivan Chermayeff, Tom Geismar, Steff Geissbühler
    Trademarks designed by Chermayeff & Geismar Inc.

    Hundreds of outstanding trademarks have been created by one design firm, Chermayeff & Geismar Inc., New York. Their logos and identity programs for high-profile corporations such as Mobil, Time Warner, Viacom, and Xerox, and for preeminent institutions such as the New York Public Library, Alvin Ailey Dance, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Museum of Modern Art, are instantly recognizable hallmarks of design. TM collects over 200 trademarks created over the 40-year history of the firm, which is led by Ivan Chermayeff, Tom Geismar, and Steff Geissbuhler. The variety and vitality of their works is reflexed in this visually rich book, which serves an inspiration for designers as well as a reference to the best in trademark design.

    With a preface by Stefan Sagmeister

    21.5 x 22 cm, 288 pages, 350 illustrations, hardcover (2001)

    ISBN 978-3-907078-31-0, e

  19. Typography
    Wolfgang Weingart
    My Way to Typography

    Since the 1970s Wolfgang Weingart has exerted a decisive influence on the international development of typography. In the late 1960s he instilled creativity and a desire for experimentation into the ossified Swiss typographical industry and reflected this renewal in his own work. Countless designers have been inspired by his teaching at the Basle School of Design and by his lectures. In Typography Weingart gives an unusual and frank narrative of his early life and development as a designer. For the first time he gives a comprehensive survey of his works over the past forty years, most of which are unknown.

    22,5 x 27,5 cm, 8¾ x 10¾ in, 520 pages, 450 illustrations, hardcover (2000)

    ISBN 978-3-907044-86-5, e/g

    «Kein lautes Buch, doch ein gewaltiges Buch, das in unprätenziösem schwarzweiss daherkommt und sich ganz auf Form, Fläche und Komposition konzentriert.»
    Heft 3
  20. «Klick!» sagte die Kamera
    Balthasar Burkhard, Markus Jakob
    «Klick!» sagte die Kamera

    The animals have come to be photographed for a beauty contest.

    Markus Jakob tells the tale of these illustrious rendezvous. The protagonist of the story is the timid donkey. In Balthasar Burkard’s portraits all the animals are equally beautiful.


    “Click” is the first in a series of artist’s books for children.

    25 x 35 cm, 42 pages, 22 illustrations, spiral binding (1999)

    ISBN 978-3-907044-57-5, e
    ISBN 978-3-907044-56-8, f
    ISBN 978-3-907044-37-7, g




  21. Works
    Pritzker Architecture Prize 2009
    Peter Zumthor

    Since completing the thermal bath in Vals/ Graubünden (1996) and the Museum of Fine Arts in Bregenz/Austria, Peter Zumthor has become one of the most renowned architects in Europe. His buildings and projects inspire enthusiasm with their peerless exactitude, their poetry and a radical, independent aesthetics and vocabulary of forms. This publication is the first complete survey of Peter Zumthor’s euvre. The book presents his eight buildings (1986–1997), with a photo essay by Hélène Binet.
    The descriptive commentaries were written by Peter Zumthor himself.

    24 x 30 cm, 320 pages, 164 duotone illustrations, 40 color illustrations, 120 plans and drafts, hardcover

    ISBN 978-3-907044-58-4, e
    ISBN 978-3-907044-42-8, d



  22. White Garden
    Bernard Voïta
    White Garden

    Paradoxe Raumanordnungen, fiktive Architekturen, suggestive Räume. Bernard Voïtas Fotografien sind Arbeiten eines Plastikers, der den dreidimensionalen Raum und seine zweidimensionale Darstellung untersucht. Seine Konstruktionen sind (scheinbare) Trugbilder. Sie fordern mit Humor und fröhlicher Ironie zur Entschlüsselung auf. Die Publikation zeichnet die Entwicklung des Künstlers nach und dokumentiert die Werkzyklen seit 1987 vollständig.

    Mit Texten von Laurent Adert («Der Raum und der Ort») und Daniel Kurjaković («Der Schatten war ohne Bewegung»).


    21 x 27,5 cm, 120 pages, 58 illustrations, hardcover (1997)

    ISBN 978-3-907044-38-4, e/g/f

  23. Annelies Štrba — Shades of Time
    Annelies Štrba — Shades of Time

    Edited by Lars Müller

    Annelies Štrba has taken the lead in recent European photography. Her photography materializes the art of perception. Pictures of her home and family keep a highly idiosyncratic record of memories, which startles outsiders with its universality: intimate domesticity, house, kitchen, sleeping children. Her composition in this publication of 290 photographs confronts the intimacy of private life not only with places of catastrophe and horror, like Kobe, Hiroshima, Chernobyl, Auschwitz, but also with melancholy, mysterious landscapes and impressionistic pictures pf pure beauty. In her essay, "Five Approaches to A.Š." Ilma Rakusa has found adequate expression for this exceptional oeuvre.

    "... her pictures embody the gaze from inside out. The beholder must practice this perspective vice versa in order to apprehend the deeper meaning of these seemingly banal slices of life. The seductive pull between sensuality and intellect requires constant reassessment of one's own view of things." Neue Zürcher Zeitung

    16,5 x 24 cm, 344 pages, 290 illustrations, hardcover (1997)

    ISBN 978-3-907044-35-3, g/e

  24. Bilderzauber
    (Enchanted Imagery)

    Published by Fotomuseum Winterthur

    There is a conspicuously strong tradition among Swiss artists and photographers to examine, explore, probe, celebrate and experiment with images. Initially this payful approach to discovery and invention was pursued largely in the medium of the drawing and, from the 70s, in photography as well. In this publication, research sheds its serious demeanor in order to enjoy the opulence and wit of earnest play.

    With an essay by Urs Stahel.

    24 x 30 cm, 96 pages, 90 illustrations, hardcover (1996)

    ISBN 978-3-907044-04-9, g

  25. Stereo
    The 3-D image as a phenomenon of perception

    Herausgegeben von Hans Knuchel

    "Be glad that you are able to understand what you have observed. Savor your omnipotence over a cup of coffee. But above all: stick to the rules of the game. Play!" An irresistible book that starts off with a real pair of 3-D stereos-copic glasses built into the cover. Stereos is an interactive three-dimensional delight that includes thirty amazing 3-D images. Each invites the eye to explore a fantastic, dizzying geometric playground of perception. This is a genuinly fun art book — an ideal gift.

    14 x 24 cm, 80 pages, 30 stereo pictures, 3-D glasses, hardcover (1990)

    ISBN 978-3-906700-31-1, e/d/f