The Penan, a partially nomadic indigenous people living in the rainforest of Borneo, came to the world's attention thanks to environmental activist Bruno Manser, who in 2000 disappeared in the jungle without trace while campaigning for their cause. Over many years, Swiss photographer Tomas Wüthrich visited Borneo and has now created a unique photographic documentation of the Penan's way of life—a manifesto against politics and business interests that endanger this precious culture.
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The “25 Most Beautiful German Books of 2020” have been chosen and we are thrilled that Scheidegger & Spiess is represented with Jürg Düblin’s historical study In Stalins Reich. Die Moskauer Jahre des Architekten und Städteplaners Hans Schmidt 1930–1937, designed by Beat Keusch and Anna Klokow / BKVK, Basel. The Jury’s verdict: “Does this book feel surprisingly recent because of the timeless validity of classical modernism? Or is it an accomplishment of skillful design – exceeding its pure function, like a visual language – to communicate meaning through form?”
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