So wohl als ob

So wohl als ob


Zurich-based artist and pro­fes­sor Peter Radelfin­ger pre­sents a book nearly 700 pages in length on the learn­ing and work­ing processes he has tried out with stu­dents over the decades. The de­sign struc­tures the con­tent in such a way that the lengthy text and co­pi­ous vi­sual ma­te­ri­als never ap­pear over­whelm­ing, in­stead of­fer­ing an invit­ing and in­no­v­a­tive ex­am­ple of the text­book genre. The four main chap­ters on ‘in­tro­duc­ing', ‘de­sign­ing', ‘com­menc­ing' and ‘per­form­ing' open with in­di­vid­ual pages of thick paper that pro­vide a di­rect point of entry. The var­i­ous hi­er­ar­chi­cal lev­els of the sub-chap­ters are in­di­cated by fonts of de­creas­ing size. The al­ter­nat­ing im­age-text lay­outs point up var­i­ous lev­els of ref­er­ence be­tween the two media, with each image pre­sented in a way that em­pha­sises its im­por­tance and value. The re­in­forced de­tached-spine soft­cover makes this an im­pres­sive block that is very easy to open.

Autor(en)/Auteur(s)/Author(s)
Peter Radelfinger, Zürich
Herausgeber/Editeur(s)/Editor(s)
Edition Patrick Frey, Zürich
Gestaltung/Graphisme/Design
Sandro Wettstein, Kevin Casado, Jonas Voegeli, Zürich
Druck/Impression/Printing
Kösel GmbH & Co. KG, Altusried-Krugzell (DE)
Verlag
Edition Patrick Frey, Zürich
ISBN
978-3-906803-08-1
Format
240 × 170 × 43