orange files

The “orange files” include studies of grammatology
and media history conducted at the Academy of Visual Arts. Here special attention is given to the “Scene of Writing.” [Jacques Derrida]


Kino Buch

#7

Kino Buch

Katrin Erthel und Tabea Nixdorff


Siegfried Kracauer’s famous text “The Little Shopgirls Go to the Movies” finds its empirical subject in Charlotte Gerth, an employee from Leipzig, who had kept a record of the films she watched between 1931 and 1951. Discovered in the late 1990s at a flea market, Gerth’s “Cinema Book” became the material basis for Tabea Nixdorff’s and Katrin Erthel’s woven “script”: a multi-vocal dialogue between Gerth and diverse contemporaneous voices.

Available January 15, 2017

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Katrin Erthel und Tabea Nixdorff

  • Leipzig 2016
  • 332 pages
  • 105 x 174
  • 1-coloured
  • Euro 20.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-92-3

2 books in a slipcase; offset; stiffbrochure und paperback; threadstiching

Iskra. Roman frei nach Tatsachen

#6

Iskra. Roman frei nach Tatsachen

Joachim Bartsch und Timo Grimberg


“In 1991 the ISKRA- and the Lenin memorial were closed,” reads the Wikipedia entry on the history of Leipzig’s museums. With the shutting of the ISKRA memorial, a trace of history vanished. It was a history that had left its mark on nearly every East German biography: memories of visiting the place where Lenin set and printed the first issue of his legendary newspaper. Nothing at the museum, however, was authentic. It had been built under the direction of the politburo and was comprised of historical set-pieces. Following intensive research and the scanning of all available documents and archival records, Joachim Bartsch and Tim Grimberg present a discerning and comprehensive book on the subject.

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Joachim Bartsch und Timo Grimberg

  • Leipzig 2014
  • 184 pages
  • 200 x 250
  • 1-coloured and 4-coloured
  • Euro 20.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-87-9

offset; soft-cover; thread-stitching

 Welcome to the Machines Die Digitaliserung von Typografie und Design.

#5

Welcome to the Machines Die Digitaliserung von Typografie und Design.

Anika Rosen


What McLuhan had announced ten years before became reality in the early 1970s: the history of reading and writing was continued by machines that automated the practices and replaced letters with numbers. This book is a catalogue that brings together images and texts from the era that decided how things would be read in the future.

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Anika Rosen

  • Leipzig 2012
  • 288 pages
  • 210 x 297 mm
  • 1-coloured and 4-coloured
  • Euro 29.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-67-1

offset; book cover with tissue; thread-stitching

Ein Jahrhundert Schrift und Schriftunterricht in Leipzig

#4

Ein Jahrhundert Schrift und Schriftunterricht in Leipzig

Julia Blume, Fred Smeijers


The Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig has played a special role in the development of typefaces and research about them in Germany since the early 20th Century. Besides being the first comprehensive historical compendium, the book also includes an extensive appendix of historical typefaces. German/English

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Franziska Weißgerber und Aurelia Markwalder

  • Leipzig 2010
  • 280 pages
  • 240 x 325 mm
  • 2-coloured and 4-coloured
  • Euro 39.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-57-2

offset; board book with American book jacket; thread-stitching

Letterlap. Stickschriften. Eine Mustersammlung

#3

Letterlap. Stickschriften. Eine Mustersammlung

Janine Thaler, Jan Wenzel


Embroidery lettering from sample books spanning three centuries. A unique insight into a special chapter of lettering styles as well as social history. "In the waiting rooms of 19th century female life, needlework is the preferred work for quiet times. The woman beautifies the domestic sphere, which is her lifelong domain, with embroidering and crocheting. She bends over a piece of cloth, often no larger than a handkerchief, her motion and attention reduced to the interaction between the hands that lead the needle, and the eyes that measure the thread thin distances and adjust the punctures."

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Janine Thaler

  • Leipzig 2009
  • 64 pages
  • 210 x 297 mm
  • 2-coloured
  • Euro 27.00
  • ISBN 978-3-932865-49-7

offset; paperback; thread-stitching; paperback and seven 4-coloured folders in a slip case

AWARD 2009 ”Most Beautiful Books in Germany”