Our aim is that, taken together, the new publications of any one year should give a more or less clear picture of the spectrum of our program. This year the picture is crystal clear: In all subject areas we have achieved a selection that does full justice to our guiding principle of pinning down facets of cultural debates and revealing social contexts. The new titles provide insights into seminal themes of our times, discuss design processes, social questions, cultural phenomena, and they document outstanding positions in design and art. These are specialties that are not only for experts, but for an interested audience that shares our fascination with multifaceted and quality debate.

  1. Ethics of the Urban
    From November 2015
    Ethics of the Urban
    The City and the Spaces of the Political

    Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi

    In collaboration with Harvard Graduate School of Design

    Is democracy spatial? How are the physical aspects of our cities, houses, streets, and public spaces—the borders, the neighborhoods, the monuments—bearers of our values? In a world of intensifying geo-economic integration, extreme financial and geopolitical volatility, deepening environmental crises, and a dramatic new wave of popular protest against both authoritarian government and capitalist speculation, cities have become leading sites for new claims on state power and new formations of political subjectivity. This volume brings together perspectives from history, sociology, art, political theory, planning, law, and design practice to explore the urban spaces of the political. A selection of contemporary photography from around the world offers a visual refl ection of this timely investigation.

    Contributors include: Michael Arad, Diane Davis, Keller Easterling, Gerald Frug, Mohsen Mostafavi, Chantal Mouffe, Erika Naginski, Saskia Sassen, Richard Sennett, Loïc Wacquant, Krzysztof Wodiczko.

    MOHSEN MOSTAFAVI, an architect and educator, is the Dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 368 pages, approx. 200 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-381-8, English

    €50.00 / $60.00 / £40.00
  2. Shanshui City
    Ma Yansong
    Shanshui City

    Design: Kenya Hara

    Shanshui City, the latest book from MAD Architects’ founder and principal partner, Ma Yansong, received an international release in October 2014. The publishing of the book coincides with the 10th anniversary of the founding of MAD Architects. Ma’s poetic, yet precise language details the development and practice of design philosophy “Shanshui City”, at the core of which is the idea that, “architects should delineate a new ideal for the city of the future, to gradually construct an urban environment that embodies both the convenience of the modern city and the ancient Eastern affinity for the natural world.” “Shanshui” is an idealized worldview developed by Chinese through extended contact with the natural world, a worldview that integrates the everyday life of humanity with the impulse to seek spiritual refuge in nature. This “Shanshui City” is not simply an eco-city, or a garden-city, nor does it imply modeling the city’s architecture on natural forms such as mountains. It represents humanity’s affinity for the natural world, and our quest for inner fulfillment, as expressed in philosophies of the East.

    17,8 x 31 cm, 7 x 12 ¼ in, 228 pages, 103 illustrations, hardcover (2015)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-457-0

    €49.00 / $50.00 / £39.00
    Ma Yansong

    MAD Architects’ founder and principal partner.

  3. The Walking Society
    The Walking Society

    Edited by Anniina Koivu

    What is a “walking society”? A society that is in motion, that is setting out for somewhere. And what connects the individuals in this society with the ground they stand on? It’s their shoes of course. 

    The focus here is on a very special shoe: the Camper shoe. It has gone through considerable changes since its early days, when it was cobbled together by Mallorcan peasants from a piece of car tire and a scrap of fabric. What remains is the philosophy embraced by the Spanish family business, that innovative shoes produced according to the highest standards should not only be comfortable but should also offer their wearers the greatest possible freedom of movement.

    The book tells the story of the Camper brand while at the same time unfurling a range of related themes, from the anatomy of the foot to the cultural history of the shoe. All of which leads to a visual exploration of our “walking society.”

    16,5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 408 pages, approx. 500 images, hardback (2015)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-462-4, e

    €49.00 / $49.00 / £35.00
  4. Kolkata – Calcutta
    Kolkata – Calcutta

    Like his previous publications, photographer Patrick Faigenbaum’s new book is dedicated to a specific terrain: the Bengali metropolis of Kolkata, which bore the name of Calcutta during its time as a British colony. Winning the prestigious Henri Cartier-Bresson Award in 2013, made possible with the support of Fondation d'entreprise Hermès, allowed the artist ( b. 1954 in Paris ) to pursue the project Kolkata – Calcutta, in collaboration with the art historian and critic Jean-François Chevrier. The photographs, which Faigenbaum began taking in the spring of 2011, make tangible how a visitor can’t help but be taken in completely by this overwhelming city. Detailed captions accompany the photographic sequences, while an interview with France Bhattacharya embeds the images in the Bengali culture. The historical profile of the chaotic metropolis and its close connection with the surrounding countryside are shown through the prism of figures from public life, rituals, and intimate landscapes.

    ISBN 978-3-03778-464-8, e
    ISBN 978-3-03778-469-3, f

    English,
    €45.00 / $49.00 / £35.00

    French,
    €45.00 / $49.00 / £35.00

  5. Gull Juju
    Lukas Felzmann
    Gull Juju

    The Farallon Islands in the Pacific Ocean are often called “California’s Galapagos” and are home to one of the world’s largest colonies of nesting seabirds. It’s hard to imagine a better setting for Lukas Felzmann’s latest book. But the photographer is not interested here (only) in migratory birds, as in his previous book, Swarm (2011). He also looks at what the birds bring here from afar: swallowed objects the gulls carry in their stomachs from the coast to the island, only to then finally gather these treasures together in their nests on the Farallon Islands. Images of these magical objects, the “gull juju,” are joined by finely observed photographs of the research work carried out by scientists on the islands. Felzmann discovered during his stay that scientific work is imbued with its own kind of magic: in addition to uncovering similarities and differences between photographic and scientific documentation, he happened upon the scientists’ dream diaries. The book thus presents an archive of both visual and linguistic findings, in the process grappling with questions of transience, sustainability, and the co-existence of human and animal.

    16,7 x 25,4 cm, 6 ½ x 10 in, 168 pages, 137 illustrations, hardback (2015)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-449-5, e

    €39.00 / $39.00 / £29.00
    Lukas Felzmann

    Lukas Felzmann, born in Zurich 1959, is an artist who lives and works in San Francisco. 
    His work has recently been shown in Switzerland, Germany, the United States and Egypt.
    He teaches photography at Stanford University.  

  6. Noonday limited edition
    Noonday limited edition

    The artist Annelies Štrba, best known for photographs of her children, now brings us in Noonday pictures of her grandchildren. In this “noonday dream” (a reference to Emily Brontë), we encounter a host of fairytale creatures, playing, sleeping, or dreaming. The viewer is drawn in and becomes part of this reverie, which is interspersed with images of everyday family life, travel, and game-playing. While the images in the artist’s previous series, Shades of Time (1997), were raw and direct, Noonday glows with the ease of a summer afternoon and yet still leaves us with the melancholy certainty that the days of childhood pass by much too fast.

    17.3 × 24 cm, 6 ¾ × 9 ½ in, 336 pages, hardcover (2015)
    in embossed box with signed picture (6 x 9.5 in)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-470-9

    Fr.280.00
  7. A Book of Things
    Jasper Morrison
    A Book of Things

    Jasper Morrison has the ability to bestow things with a distinctive style. His signature style is evident in many of the everyday objects that surround us. His repertoire of essential designs is characterised by simplicity yet complexity, as well as a sense of poetry and humour. Morrison works on a global scale and is one of the most influential product designers in the world today. A Book of Things is a collection of products and projects across the broad spectrum of his activities and demonstrates the continuity of his interests and methods, which he describes in succinct texts. Following on from Everything but the Walls (2002), A Book of Things is a continuation of Morrison’s intense examination of the world of things that accompany our lives and shape our environment.

    20 x 27 cm, 312 Pages, 375 illustrations, hardback (2015)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-463-1, e

    €59.00 / $59.00 / £43.00
    Jasper Morrison

    Jasper Morrison was born in London in 1959, and graduated in Design at Kingston Polytechnic Design School and the Royal College of Art in London, with a year at Berlin’s HdK. In 1986 he set up an Office for Design in London. 1994, began a consultancy with Üstra, the Hanover transport authority, designing a bus shelter, and in 1995 the new Hanover tram. In 2001 elected as a Royal Designer for Industry. In 2003 a branch office was opened in Paris. Jasper Morrison Ltd. design for a wide-ranging customers base including: Alessi (Italy), Cappellini (Italy) Flos (Italy), Magis (Italy), Rowenta (France), Vitra, (Switzerland). 2004, began consultancies with Samsung (Korea),  Muji (Japan), Ideal Standard (UK) and Olivetti (Italy). 2005, founding of Super Normal with Naoto Fukasawa. In June 2006, first Super Normal exhibition in Tokyo. 2009 opening of the Jasper Morrison Limited Shop in London.

  8. OfficeUS Atlas (Repository)
    OfficeUS Atlas (Repository)

    Edited by Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Miljački, Ashley Schafer, Michael Kubo

    The OfficeUS Atlas collects the exhibition research in an archive of nearly 1000 architectural projects. Organized according to individual firm histories, the Atlas documents the development of U.S. architectural offi ces working abroad from 1914 to the present. Offices and their projects are illustrated by over 1200 photographs and architectural drawings.

    16 x 24 cm, 6¼ × 9½ in, 1250 pages, approx. 2000 illustrations, Softcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-438-9, English

    €55.00 / $69.00 / £45.00
  9. Nicholas Hawksmoor
    Nicholas Hawksmoor
    London Churches

    Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi

    Photographs by Hélène Binet

    British architect Nicholas Hawksmoor (approx. 1661–1736) is recognized as one of the major contributors to the traditions of British and European architectural culture. Nevertheless, there is insufficient visual documentation and analysis of his work. Nicholas Hawksmoor: London Churches reconsiders his architecture in relation to urbanism. The publication focuses on a series of important London churches the architect designed during the early part of the eighteenth century. The key distinguishing features of these churches are their spires, each designed with different qualities and motifs. While Hawksmoor was inspired by the ancient history of architecture, his work was considered radical and contemporary in its day.


    Photographer Hélène Binet was specially commissioned to document the various aspects of the seven remaining London churches. Her immaculate black and white photographs demonstrate the beauty of Hawksmoor’s architecture with special attention to the variety of scales, sites, interiors, textures, and materials.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    24 × 30 cm, 9½ × 11 ¾ in, 168 pages, approx. 50 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-348-8, English

    €39.00 / $50.00 / £30.00
  10. Designing Design
    Kenya Hara
    Designing Design

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    Representing a new generation of designers in Japan, Kenya Hara (born 1958) pays tribute to his mentors, using long overlooked Japanese icons and images in much of his work. In Designing Design, he impresses upon the reader the importance of “emptiness” in both the visual and philosophical traditions of Japan, and its application to design, made visible by means of numerous examples from his own work: Hara for instance designed the opening and closing ceremony programs for the Nagano Winter Olympic games 1998. In 2001, he enrolled as a board member for the Japanese label MUJI and has considerably moulded the identity of this successful corporation as communication and design advisor ever since. Kenya Hara, among the leading design personalities in Japan, has also called attention to himself with exhibitions such as Re-Design: the Daily products of the 21st Century of 2000.

    16,5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 472 pages, softcover reprint (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-450-1

    €45.00 / $55.00 / £35.00
    Kenya Hara

    Kenya HARA, Graphic Designer
    Born in 1958. Graphic designer Kenya Hara served as the director of the Tokyo Fiber exhibition. He specializes in designing not objects but facts or events, such as identifications and communications. He produced the exhibition “RE-DESIGN_Daily Products of the 21st Century” in 2000, and through it he showed that the most marvelous sources of design were to be found in the context of daily life. In 2002, he became a member of the advisory board of MUJI and also took over as art director. In 2004, he produced the exhibition “HAPTIC_Awakening the Senses”. With this exhibition he demonstrated that within the contemporary context of design, in which designers tend to find their motivations spurred on by high technology, in fact vast resources for creation lay dormant in the human senses. He has directed work related to national events, such as the programs for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Nagano Olympics, and the official posters of the Aichi Expo 2005. Based in Tokyo, he has been seeking future communication resources he finds within Japanese culture and technology. His book Designing Design has been translated into several Asian languages, and in 2007 he largely rewrote it for translation into English, for publication by Lars Müller Publishers, Switzerland. At present he is the representative of Nippon Design Center Inc. and Professor of Musashino Art University.

  11. The Inevitable Specificity of Cities
    The Inevitable Specificity of Cities

    Edited by ETH Studio Basel

    What is a city? What determines its specificity? What shapes its quality? The evolution of the contemporary city does not follow a linear movement. It is shaped by transformation processes that are directed toward often distant and conflicting goals. Even though cities are inscribed into global processes and networks, they develop their own specific ways of dealing with these conditions. They tend to produce and reproduce their own specificity, their own patterns and character traits. Using the categories of territory, power, and difference—also lending the book its structure—the texts analyze different case studies of cities and urbanized territories, ranging from the Canary Islands to Hong Kong and Nairobi, unfolding the distinctiveness of their physical and social existences.

    With contributions by Roger Diener, Mathias Gunz, Manuel Herz, Jacques Herzog, Rolf Jenni, Marcel Meili, Shadi Rahbaran, Christian Schmid, and Milica Topalovic.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    17.6 x 24 cm, 6 ¾ x 9 ½ in, approx. 320 pages, approx. 300 illustrations, hardcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-374-0, English

    €50.00 / $65.00 / £40.00
  12. Noonday
    Annelies Strba
    Noonday

    The artist Annelies Štrba, best known for photographs of her children, now brings us in Noonday pictures of her grandchildren. In this “noonday dream” (a reference to Emily Brontë), we encounter a host of fairytale creatures, playing, sleeping, or dreaming. The viewer is drawn in and becomes part of this reverie, which is interspersed with images of everyday family life, travel, and game-playing. While the images in the artist’s previous series, Shades of Time (1997), were raw and direct, Noonday glows with the ease of a summer afternoon and yet still leaves us with the melancholy certainty that the days of childhood pass by much too fast.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    17.3 × 24 cm, 6 ¾ × 9 ½ in, 336 pages, hardcover (2015)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-388-7, Englisch

    €49.00 / $65.00 / £39.00
  13. Landscape as a Cabinet of Curiosities
    Günther Vogt
    Landscape as a Cabinet of Curiosities
    In Search of a Position

    Edited by Rebecca Bornhauser and Thomas Kissling, Chair of Günther Vogt, Department of Architecture ETH Zürich

    Picking up on architecture’s tradition of teaching professional experience to students through conversation, this book provides insight into the ideas, methods, and memories of Günther Vogt, and questions the attitude that this innovative landscape architect adopts towards his profession. With reference to five different locations, Günther Vogt speaks about current themes of landscape architecture and its relationship to architecture and the city, about his teaching at the ETH Zürich, and about the work of Vogt Landscape Architects; he describes his perception of the landscape as a cabinet of curiosities, tells how he collects various phenomena and individual elements, relates them to each other and rearranges them. And in the reader’s mind’s eye unfolds a cosmos, in which the lack of wholeness of nature seems to be a gain rather than a loss.

    12 × 19 cm, 4¾ × 7½ in, 228 pages, 64 illustrations, hardcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-304-7, English
    ISBN 978-3-03778-303-0, German

    English,
    €24.00 / $32.00 / £20.00

    German,
    €24.00 / $32.00 / £20.00

    Günther Vogt

    Günther Vogt, born 1957, landscape architect. Studied at the Interkantonales Technikum Rapperswil, Switzerland. From 1995 joint owner of Kienast Vogt Partner. Since 2000 owner of Vogt Landscape Architects, Zurich, Munich (2002–2010), London (2008), and Berlin (2010). Since 2005 Professor for Landscape Architecture at the ETH, Zurich. 2007–2011 head of the Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft (NSL) at ETH Zurich. Since 2010 owner of case studio VOGT.

  14. Place and Displacement
    Place and Displacement
    Exhibiting Architecture

    Edited by Thordis Arrhenius, Mari Lending, Wallis Miller, Jéremie Michael McGowan

    Seemingly immobile and durable, architecture remains a challenge in the modern world of collecting and exhibiting. From the late eighteenth century onward, divergent conventions of display have been confl ated with urgent discussions of how material culture is handed down, distributed, appropriated, and evaluated. Place and Displacement: Exhibiting Architecture investigates historical and contemporary practices of displaying architecture, whether in full scale or as fragments, models, or two-dimensional representations. Exploring questions of circulation and temporality, issues of institution and canon, and the discourse and politics of architectural spaces on exhibit, the book’s essays discuss the ambiguous status of architecture as an object of display. Contributions from leading scholars in the new research field of architectural exhibitions reveal the centrality of the exhibition in defining and redefining the notion of architecture and its history.

    16,5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 248 pages, approx. 60 illustrations, paperback (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-416-7, e

    €40.00 / $50.00 / £35.00