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Revisiter l’Expo 64. Acteurs, discours, controverses

Revisiter l’Expo 64. Acteurs, discours, controverses
© Photography: Jennifer Niederhauser Schlup, Lausanne

Revisiter l’Expo 64. Acteurs, discours, controverses
© Photography: Simon Schmid / NL, Bern

Revisiter l’Expo 64. Acteurs, discours, controverses
© Photography: Simon Schmid / NL, Bern

Editors:
Olivier Lugon, François Vallotton, Lausanne

Design:
Robert Huber Grafik, Lausanne

Printing:
Stämpfli AG, Bern

Publisher:
Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, Lausanne

ISBN:
978-2-88915-094-6

This illustrated scholarly anthology appears deceptively simple at first glance, but when examined several times it becomes increasingly captivating. The design is characterized by careful picture editing and typography. The four picture inserts on heavy paper that form the introduction to each section of essays are particularly attractive. Historical images of great diversity are presented bled off and are combined in fresh, surprising ways. The book thus never seems boring but rather lively and open. Other aspects worth emphasizing are the fine, simple cover design and the rather narrow format. This format is vaguely reminiscent of a guidebook, and as such the book is very comfortable to hold when exploring the ‘temporary city’ that Expo 64 represented.

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