The Space for Visual Research was established at the Bauhaus-University Weimar in 2013 as a workshop and laboratory for experimental research into new graphic, abstract and visual worlds. The Space’s mission is to support the exploratory urge for new aesthetics, in particular by empowering design students to create their own individual imagery. The resulting »Space for Visual Research« publication is a lab book, a log of visual experiments conducted using physics, chemistry, optics and reproduction technology as starting points for image production. Technical explanations open up possibilities for customized reproductions of each visual experiment presented here, while commissioned interviews and essays as well as a hand-picked bibliography render »Space for Visual Research« a useful reference tool for visual research generally today.

Mario Pfeifer’s book A Formal Film is a critical reader that is part of his film project of the same name―an innovative expansion of the genre. The complex exploration of the intercultural, film-historic, political and urban issues that are discussed in Pfeifer’s film not only surface on the level of texts, they also become manifest in the materiality of the book itself and its production process. The artist’s book was produced in Mumbai and created using six different local printing techniques. In March 2012 Mario Pfeifer and designer Markus Weisbeck set out the formal aspects of the publication in collaboration with local manufacturers and the authors of the texts.

45 graphic designers, 90 photographs, 10 years of books on contemporary art. This book is based on an invitation to graphic designers to choose two books on contemporary art from the past decade whose design they think is particularly pertinent to the content, to photograph one double-page spread from each book and, if they wish, to comment on their choices. Double Page provides a selection of recent art publications as viewed by graphic designers who are internationally known for their contribution to that field, and offers a glimpse at the role of book design today in our knowledge and understanding of contemporary art. Shedding light on this prevalent relationship between art and graphic design by means of photography, Double Page constitutes an unprecedented document of how graphic designers see the work of their peers and their own practices as an essential part of the editorial process. Contributors: Philipp Arnold, Stuart Bailey, Ludovic Balland (Typography Cabinet), Jean-Marc Ballée, Peter Bilak (Typotheque), Julia Born, Change is Good (José Albergaria & Rik Bas Backer), Jocelyn Cottencin (Lieuxcommuns), Jean-Marie Courant (Regular), Sara De Bondt, Linda van Deursen & Armand Mevis (Mevis & van Deursen), deValence (Alexandre Dimos & Gaël Étienne), Markus Dreßen (Spector), Daniel Eatock, Gavillet & Rust (Gilles Gavillet, David Rust), Christian Haas (Raffinerie AG für Gestaltung), Will Holder, Simon Josebury (Secondary Modern), Erik Kessels (KesselsKramer), Kummer & Herrman (Arthur Herrman, Jeroen Kummer), Aude Lehmann, Lehni-Trueb (Urs Lehni and Lex Trueb), Joseph Logan, Jonathan Maghen (Textfield), Mike Meiré, Maureen Mooren, Stephan Müller (Müller & Wesse), NORM (Dimitri Bruni & Manuel Krebs), Warren Olds (Studio Ahoy), Tania Prill, Alberto Vieceli (Prill & Vieceli), Purtill Family Business, Yvonne Quirmbach, Manuel Raeder, David Reinfurt (Dexter Sinister, O-R-G), Alex Rich, Georg Rutishauser, Benjamin Sommerhalder (Nieves), Christoph Steinegger (Interkool), Jon Sueda & Gail Swanlund (Stripe) Frédéric Teschner, Alexia de Visscher & Pierre Huyguebaert (Speculoos, SPRL), Markus Weisbeck, Dorothea Weishaupt (groenlandbasel), Roger Willems (Roma), Michael Worthington (Counterspace). Edited by Christophe Keller, Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié, Catherine de Smet Graphic Design: Caroline Fabès & Joséphine Guérin with Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié. Copublished with École régionale des Beaux-Arts de Rennes

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