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“Any order is a balancing act of extreme precariousness. ’The only exact knowledge there is,’ said Anatole France, ‘is the knowledge of the date of publication and the format of books.’ And indeed, if there is a counterpart to the confusion of a library, it is the order of its catalogue.” [Walter Benjamin, “Unpacking My Library,” Illuminations: Essays and Reflections, 1968, p.60]


STARDUST. Ein Kapitel der Geschichte des Gesichts. 100 retouched press photos

STARDUST. Ein Kapitel der Geschichte des Gesichts. 100 retouched press photos


Einen eigenen Wert hatten Retuschen nicht. Sie waren Resultate technischer Prozeduren, notwendig mit dem Produktionsablauf von Zeitungen verbunden. Heute ganz nutzlos geworden, gehören sie zum Abfall der Mediengeschichte. Die im Buch versammelten Star-Fotos aus den Goldenen Jahren Hollywoods, jedes für sich ein Unikat, bearbeitet mit Pinseln, Stiften und Aerografen, stammen aus aufgelösten amerikanischen Zeitungsarchiven.

design
Günter Karl Bose

  • Leipzig 2015
  • 128 pages
  • 235 x 295
  • 4-fbg.
  • Euro 29.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-91-6

Offsetdruck;
Mischung aus Pappband und Steifbroschur;
Fadenheftung

Die Polychrome Druckerei (The Polychrome Printing Workshop)

Die Polychrome Druckerei (The Polychrome Printing Workshop)

Pierre Pané-Farré


Just how little historical printing techniques and materials belong shut behind museum walls is evidenced in Pané-Farré’s colored pages, which he created using the Congreve technique—a technique he revivified in the Academy’s graphic workshops. Replete with historical notes and sources, the book provides not only a review of the past but also a virtuoso example of contemporary print- and book art. An aesthetic pleasure of a special kind. Like all of the Institute’s books, it will be published in a small limited edition, and there will be no reprints. Get a copy while you can.

design
Pierre Pané-Farré

  • Leipzig 2014
  • 80 pages
  • 220 x 310
  • multi-color printing
  • Euro 24.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-88-6

multi-color letterpress printing and offset printing; free-spine brochure; thread-stitching

der Kopf, eine anderer Kunstgeschichte (The Head, another art history)

der Kopf, eine anderer Kunstgeschichte (The Head, another art history)

Alexander Morgenstern


Louis (Manfred) Tränkner was employed for several decades as a driver at the Academy of Visual Arts. Udo Kretschmer has been the head of the metal workshop since 1989. Wolfgang Alberti has been the head of the in-house carpentry workshop for even a few years more than that. Alexander Morgenstern listened to them all and wrote down what they had to say. The result is a remarkable kind of “other” art history. With previously unpublished photos by Helfried Strauss

design
Alexander Morgenstern

  • Leipzig 2014
  • 192 pages
  • 160 x 225 mm
  • 1-coloured
  • Euro 24.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-84-8

offset; flexible cover; thread-stitching

Der Bau und seine Geschichte (The Building and Its History)

Der Bau und seine Geschichte (The Building and Its History)

Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig


For the first time since being built, in 1890, the building of the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts is subject of a book itself. Through precise, honed photographs, André Köhler documents the building in all its detail; Michael Bollé lends an architectural history, and Peter Leonhard locates the building in maps of other representative Wilhelminian-style buildings that have provided Leipzig’s “music district” its special character.

design
André Grau

  • Leipzig 2014
  • 96 pages
  • 255 x 335
  • 4-coloured
  • Euro 40.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-82-4

offset; paperback; thread-stitching

1-10 Out of Print

1-10 Out of Print


Out of Print ist ein Magazin des Fachgebietes Buchkunst Grafik-Design an der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig. Die zehn Hefte beinhalten Ausschnitte aus Arbeiten der Klassen Illustration, Type-Design, Typografie und Buchkunst sowie System-Design.
Mit einem Beitrag von Günter Karl Bose.

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Markus Dreßen, Florian Lamm, Pierre Pané-Farré

  • Leipzig 2014
  • 160 pages
  • 230 x 320
  • 1-fbg. bis 4-fbg.
  • Euro 28.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-77-0

Buch- und Offsetdruck; Fadenheftung der Hefte 1 bis 10, abgeleimt als Broschurenblock

The Fleck (The Stain)

The Fleck (The Stain)

Günter Karl Bose


“When I came to the Academy of Visual Arts, the reconstruction of the building had just begun, and things that were no longer of use were being removed from rooms and cabinets. New dumpsters were filled every day. There was a flag on top, carefully folded. As I took it out to bring it to my office, I met Gert Janke. He was the superintendant of the school. He looked at me pensively. Then he remembered my name: ‘Mr. Bose!’ he said—long and slowly.”

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Günter Karl Bose

  • Leipzig 2014
  • 80 pages
  • 170 x 230
  • 4-coloured
  • Euro 20.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-81-7

offset; paperback; thread-stitching

REVUE RENDEZ-VOUS

REVUE RENDEZ-VOUS

S. D. Sauerbier


S.D. Sauerbier’s project from the 1960s, comprised of
18 participants – the majority of whom were part of the
Fluxus movement - initiated something that we would quite
clearly today call mail-art.
The principle of this cooperative work is reciprocity.
This now-historical question-and-answer game the artists played is reproduced here, with commentary and annotations, in an impressive graphic reconstruction by Maximilian Sauerbier.

design
Maximilian Sauerbier

  • Leipzig 2013
  • 264 pages
  • 167 x 240 mm
  • 4-coloured
  • Euro 34.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-79-4

offset; book cover with tissue; thread-stitching

Aber ohne mein Akkordeon bin ich nichts! Ich wollte es nie

Aber ohne mein Akkordeon bin ich nichts! Ich wollte es nie


Francisco "Pacho" Rada [1907-2003] is a legend. Without him, the popular music of Colombia would be poorer. It all started when a ship's cargo load of accordions from Germany got stranded. Pacho Rada managed to scoop one up, and thus began his lifelong enchantment of listeners. In her picture book, Johanna Benz tells the story of the man who said of himself: "I am nothing without my accordion." A feast of colors and sounds, a dance of letters, a colorful tribute to Pacho Rada.

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Johanna Benz

  • Leipzig 2013
  • 64 pages
  • 200 x 280
  • 4-coloured
  • Euro 22.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-75-6

offset; book cover with tissue; thread-stitching

2013 ›Förderpreis für Illustration‹ der Hans-Meid-Stiftung Hamburg
www.hans-meid-stiftung.de

›Grand Prix der Ilustrarte 2014‹ in Lissabon
www.ilustrarte.net

Big Zep. 300 anonyme Fotos von Zeppelinen. 1924-1939

Big Zep. 300 anonyme Fotos von Zeppelinen. 1924-1939

Günter Karl Bose


Hardly a flying object has fascinated people more than zeppelins. Evidence of the cultish worship is found in countless photographs of takeoffs, flights, and landings of these legendary airships, taken by amateurs and snap-shooters alike between 1924 and 1939.

design
Günter Karl Bose

  • Leipzig 2013
  • 104 pages
  • 235 x 295
  • 4-coloured
  • Euro 29.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-71-8

offset; mixture of paperback and stiff brochure; thread-stitching

Main Street

Main Street

Axel Töpfer & Jakob Kirch


The world of the American Midwest: tornadoes, floods, fires, robberies. Eighty genuine postcards from the early decades of the last century, mounted like images of a never-ending horror movie. Shot-Reverse-Shot. It Happened on Main Street. Whatever took place was seen from a perspective determined by the course of the road: From east to west, from north to south, from west to east, and south to north.

design
Jakob Kirch

  • Leipzig 2012
  • 184 pages
  • 185 x 272 mm
  • 1-coloured and 4-coloured
  • Euro 25.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-70-1

offset; book cover with paper; adhesive bindung; change between illustration printing paper and uncoated paper

"975"

"975"


Open studios at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig, four days in February 2010, as seen through the lenses of 100 disposable cameras, from 100 very different photographers. An experiment and its result: 975 photos edited into one extraordinary book.

design
Lydia Sachse und Alexander Morgenstern

  • Leipzig 2011
  • 200 pages
  • 280 x 396 mm
  • 4-coloured
  • Euro 25.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-62-6

offset; loose bows in a transparent bag

EVEN AND THEN SOME

EVEN AND THEN SOME

Andrzej Steinbach


A photo-essay about a new generation. Between subcultural lifestyle and everyday panopticon. From one morning to the next night. Seemingly casually observed by Andrzej Steinbach. The impressive debut of a young photographer.

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Katharina Köhler

  • Leipzig 2010
  • 96 pages
  • 182 x 258 mm
  • 4-coloured
  • Euro 20.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-60-2

offset; brochure; thread-stitching

Future Together Now

Future Together Now


This book is the result of the collaboration of Aglaia Konrad and Willem Oorebeek, along with students of the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig. Images of China, photographed on site, communicated through newspapers, inscribed in European cities, turn into a kaleidoscope wherein individual authorship steps back in favor of a heterogeneous gaze into the country.

design
Ina Kwon

  • Leipzig 2009
  • 160 pages
  • 210 x 297 mm
  • 1-coloured
  • Euro 20.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-58-9

offset; brochure with a book jacket; adhesive binding

Dreiraumwunder

Dreiraumwunder

Philipp Paulsen


Walter Benjamin's remark that a collector finds the world “orderly” presented in all of his objects, itself finds a fitting counterpart in a three-room apartment in Leipzig.

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Philipp Paulsen

  • Leipzig 2007
  • 40 pages
  • 349 x 487 mm
  • 5-coloured
  • Euro 50.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-17-6

offset; book cover with tissue; booklet; thread-stitching

SETUN

SETUN

Francis Hunger


The Soviet SETUN computer and the particular career of this sole ternary computer in contemporaneous American science journalism are the subjects of this concept book by Francis Hunger. German / English

design
Helmut Völter

  • Leipzig 2007
  • 200 pages
  • 130 x 185 mm
  • 1-coloured
  • Euro 20.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-48-0

offset; broschure; thread-stitching

Museum. 55 Lichtbilder

Museum. 55 Lichtbilder

André Köhler


Köhler shows the existence of things in a museum: Hybrid ensembles of showcases, racks, storage shelves, cabinets, drawers, glass falls, lockers, cases, boxes and displays. It's a last look at the legacy of the GDR museums. Minutely, with a large-format camera, Köhler captured what can not be seen anymore: an order of things that has lost its gravity and the society from whence it came; an order whose obsolescence is sure to follow the dissolution and disappearance of its originating context.

design
Günter Karl Bose

  • Leipzig 2003
  • 76 pages
  • 210 x 280 mm
  • 2-coloured
  • Euro 10.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-29-9

offset; book cover with tissue and book jacket; thread-stitching