The Museum is Not Enough / Le musée ne suffit pas
In this programmatic publication from the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), which takes an entertainingly critical look at the role of the museum institution, the skilful and exquisitely crafted design assumes a leading function. A text divided into nine chapters, which runs through the book and in which the CCA speaks in the first person, is laid out in a single column in a large typeface, punctuated by individual images with detailed captions and generous areas of white. In between are numerous illustrated texts and interviews with some 30 curators from the international museum scene, presented in a small typeface and three-column grid. Overall, the design ensures that the theoretical explanations come across not as arrogant but rather as accessible and even human. This is a genuinely novel way of serving up information that is very open, fluent and generous. The result is a fantastic reading experience enabled by a designer who has mastered every aspect of his craft and presents the material in the best possible way.