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THE BEST GERMAN BOOK DESIGN

SPECIAL EXHIBIT
THE BEST GERMAN BOOK DESIGN

Sixty new books—fiction and nonfiction, educational and children’s
books, art books and paperbacks—all fine example of design,
typography, composition and material.

 

 

Every year since 1951 the Stiftung Buchkunst (German Book Art Foundation) has been awarding prizes for Die schönsten deutschen Bücher (The Best German Book Design). The aim of this competition is to promote contemporary books design and raise awareness of quality in book production. Two juries, convened by Stiftung Buchkunst, will adjudicate the submitted entries on the basis of conception, graphic design, typography, quality of images / illustrations, additional features, paper, printing, quality of binding and overall impression. The jurors are professionals from the fields of book design, manufacture, production and academia. The First Jury is always made of seven jurors, whereas the Second Jury has eight members including one guest juror from abroad. Both juries rotate, participation being limited to two years.

Over 1000 entries each year are competing for an honorary award (Prämierung) or a commendation (Anerkennung). There are now nine different categories of books which are judged: General literature, Academic and Specialist books, Non-fictions and Guides, Paperbacks, Art and Photography, Exhibition catalogues, Children’s and Young People’s books, School and Academic textbooks and Miscellaneous. About 50 honorary awards are announced each year. In this the focus is on the industrially produced books.

The results of the competition set the cornerstones for state-of-art design, for good choice of materials, for appealingly sensual composition and for standards of quality. With the competition the Stiftung Buchkunst makes tirelessly a contribution for the public debate on printed books.
 

OPENING DATE:

Wednesday 18 May 2011

CLOSING DATE:

Show Has No Closing Date

LOCATION:

Foyer, Helena Rubinstein Art Library

CREDITS:

Courtesy of the Goethe Institute, Tel Aviv

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