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Gestaltung Werk Gesellschaft

Gestaltung Werk Gesellschaft

Gestaltung Werk Gesellschaft

Thomas Gnägi, Bernd Nicolai, Jasmine Wohlwend Piai

Simone Koller, Zürich

DZA Druckerei zu Altenburg, Altenburg

Verlag Scheidegger & Spiess AG, Zürich



This centenary volume is the result of a research project financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Six thematically organized sections, with a total of 70 chapters written by 20 authors, create a comprehensive and richly illustrated presentation of the institution and its activities. Combinations of image and text appear on the majority of the double-page spreads, with some exclusively featuring images or text. The designs treats every spread in an individual and relaxed manner, yet a connecting thread remains visible and everything is executed with great precision. Particular care is taken with the image combinations which, taking their colours into account and with a generous use of white space, give rise to elegant groupings. At no point does the wealth of material presented become overwhelming.

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