SUSI + UELI BERGER. Kunst am Bau und im öffentlichen Raum 1968–2008
This catalogue with its understated design makes the extensive oeuvre of Susi Berger (1938–2019) and Ueli Berger (1937–2008) appear surprisingly light, doing an excellent job of bringing their works’ humorous undertone to the fore. The thin grey-and-yellow dust jacket with two flaps has an almost flimsy feel, but together with the rounded typeface and double yellow endpapers it creates a pleasing contrast to the harsh architectural grey that forms the context for most of the works depicted. Six essays and a dozen picture sections follow one another in non-hierarchical fashion but with a consistent layout, such that all points of the book draw equal attention. The picture sections focus on certain themes in the works, with each double page containing between two and five images of varying sizes and formats accompanied by informative captions. By systematically positioning all the images at the corners of the large print space, playful expanses of white space dominate the centre of the page. The different image types – sketches, plans, models, views of works, and so on – complement each other perfectly.