The Anti-Museum

The Anti-Museum
© Photo: Simon Schmid, Swiss National Library

The Anti-Museum
© Photo: Simon Schmid, Swiss National Library

The Anti-Museum
© Photo: Simon Schmid, Swiss National Library

The Anti-Museum
© Photo: Simon Schmid, Swiss National Library

An anthology on the artistic practice of the inaccessible exhibition brings together a large amount of text and visual material from more than five decades. The relatively small format, broad spine and grey hardcover with a large silver X create an object-like, almost hermetic impression, offering an immediate visual signpost to the theme of closing off. The words ‘Anti' and ‘Museum' running in opposite directions on the spine are also both visually attractive and symbolic. Inside, a series of full-colour images are followed by the many texts with a uniform typography. Illustrations, where they occur, are placed at the end of a text in uniform black and white, and each following text is separated by a blank white page crossed by a diagonal black line. The examination of this hitherto largely neglected topic is welcome, and the sober volume is not only highly accessible but also surprisingly light and carefully laid out, making it ideal for reading.

 

Editor(s):
Fri Art, Fribourg; Koenig Books, London (UK)
Author:
Various
Design:
Schaffter Sahli – Joanna Schaffter, Vincent Sahli, Genève
Printing:
Musumeci S.p.A., Quart (IT)
Publisher:
Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln (DE)
ISBN:
978-3-96098-003-2
Dimensions in mm:
236 × 174 × 60

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