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  1. 30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter
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    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

    Fr.260.00
    Index

    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
    Drifting

    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

    Appendix

    245 TM Covers 1960–90
    246 Biographies
    270 Notes on Terms
    271 Seöected Bibliography
    273 Index
    275 Acknoledgements
  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Metahaven Uncorporate Identity
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    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
  5. 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

    Foreword

    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

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

    «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
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