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In this series we publish lectures held by invitation at the Institute of Book Arts. They focus on elucidating the medium of the book, typography, and its various symbols. Each volume is designed by students in the typography program at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. The series concept was awarded a bronze medal in the competition Most Beautiful Books in the World.


the looks, not the books

#19

the looks, not the books

Sissi Tax


The appearance of books in movies has never been random, even though hardly ever playing the main role. Sissi Tax’s brilliant bibliographic comments are the very first on an imaginary library of hollywood movies.

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  • Leipzig 2016
  • 48 pages
  • 145 x 233
  • 1-coloured
  • Euro 8.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-96-1

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Farewell-Lectures

#18

Farewell-Lectures

Christoph Türcke


Christoph Türcke hat über zwanzig Jahre an der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig gelehrt. Die »Farewell-Lectures« waren sein gefeiertes Abschiedsgeschenk. Sie entsprechen dem schon in der Antrittsvorlesung 1993 formulierten Credo: »Philosophie muss sich darstellen. Ihre gedankliche Reflexion muss Fleisch, Farbe, Plastizität bekommen, wenn sie in der Bilderflut nicht untergehen will.«

  • Leipzig 2016
  • 96 pages
  • 145 x 233
  • 1-fbg. und mit einem 4-fbg. Bildteil
  • Euro 14.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-89-3

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Eingefaltete Zeit

#17

Eingefaltete Zeit

Rike Felka


Rike Felka discusses Jacques Derrida’s concept of writing, one of the most influential philosophical theories of recent decades.

  • Leipzig 2013
  • 40 pages
  • 145 x 233 mm
  • 1-coloured
  • Euro 8.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-73-2

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Epistemogramme

#16

Epistemogramme

Christof Windgätter


It’s hardly happenstance that the beginnings of modern-science marketing coincide with the history of a publisher whose only goal was to spread Freudian psychoanalysis. The International Psychoanalytic Publishing House was initiated in 1919 by Sigmund Freud and was one of the pioneers of modern book design.

  • Leipzig 2012
  • 80 pages
  • 145 x 233 mm
  • 1-coloured and 4-coloured
  • Euro 8.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-69-5

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Kuriose Welten

#15

Kuriose Welten

Marc Ries


“Hindu Kush." A photograph shot haphazardly form an airplane window by an American journalist becomes a metaphor for an impossible war. Marc Ries analyzes the image and its media metamorphoses.

  • Leipzig 2012
  • 32 pages
  • 145 x 233 mm
  • 1-coloured
  • Euro 8.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-68-8

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Wahnbilder und Wahrbilder

#14

Wahnbilder und Wahrbilder

Hermann Schweppenhäuser


Hermann Schweppenhäuser’s lecture on the occasion of receiving an honorary doctorate from the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig.

  • Leipzig 2011
  • 40 pages
  • 145 x 233 mm
  • 1-coloured
  • Euro 8.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-54-1

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Tschichold in Leipzig. Das Neue in der Tpografie

#13

Tschichold in Leipzig. Das Neue in der Tpografie

Günter Karl Bose


"I personally am the only TYPOGRAPHICAL CONSTRUCTIVIST in Leipzig." ? Tschichold, born in 1902 in Leipzig, studied at the Academy of Visual Arts with Walter Tiemann and Hermann Delitzsch and experienced the start of the city’s typographic modernity, becoming one of its important catalysts with his “New Typography,” published in 1928.

  • Leipzig 2010
  • 64 pages
  • 145 x 233 mm
  • 1-coloured and 4-coloured
  • Euro 8.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-50-3

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Exzess des Buches

#12

Exzess des Buches

Walter Pamminger


The developments of contemporary book design occur seemingly contradictorily and randomly.
Walter Pamminger demonstrates how this variety nevertheless follows determinable patterns.

  • Leipzig 2007
  • 52 pages
  • 145 x 233 mm
  • 1-coloured and 4-coloured
  • Euro 8.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-47-3

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Einsamer Auftritt

#10

Einsamer Auftritt

Peter Geimer, Valentin Groebner


This is about the lecture as a ritual of academic practice. Demonstrated through ironic exaggeration and an authorial duet.

  • Leipzig 2006
  • 32 pages
  • 145 x 233 mm
  • 2-coloured
  • Euro 8.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-43-5

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Fotografie und Geschichte

#9

Fotografie und Geschichte

Ilsen About, Clément Chéroux


Because each photograph is inherently historical, historiography must ask for their particular value.

  • Leipzig 2004
  • 52 pages
  • 145 x 233 mm
  • 1-coloured
  • Euro 8.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-36-7

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[...] Auslassungspunkte

#8

[...] Auslassungspunkte

Bernhard Siegert


Reading is to be punctuated by interruptions, ?stoppages, deviations. [...] Ellipsis make interruptions readable.

  • Leipzig 2003
  • 58 pages
  • 145 x 233 mm
  • 1-coloured
  • Euro 8.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-26-8

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Stille

#7

Stille

Marianne Betz


Marianne Betz’s text follows the “Sound of Silence,” which is a part of the history of music — and not just since John Cage's experiments.

  • Leipzig 2000
  • 40 pages
  • 145 x 233 mm
  • 1-coloured
  • Euro 8.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-25-1

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Logos, Kurve, Visotype

#6

Logos, Kurve, Visotype

Uwe Pörksen


How logos, curves, and characters turn into visio types, set pieces of communication, using the example of the “superhelix.”

  • Leipzig 1998
  • 40 pages
  • 145 x 233 mm
  • 1-coloured
  • Euro 8.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-13-8

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