The Space of Effusion

The Space of Effusion


Sam Francis, one of the world’s preeminent Abstract Expressionists, first traveled to Japan in 1957. There, the Californian painter quickly established studios and residences and became active in a circle of avant-garde artists, writers, filmmakers, architects, and composers. This first full-length monograph, published in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Musuem of Art, explores an important aspect of postwar art: the dialogue between Eastern and Western sensibilities that prefigured the global interconnectedness and cross-cultural exchange of our own era.

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One of the 25 Most Beautiful German Books

One of the 25 Most Beautiful German Books


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?”

Never Stop Reading

Never Stop Reading


The bookstore Never Stop Reading is located in Zurich's old town, only a few steps from the Kunsthaus, the University, and ETH. The store features a broad range of international publications on architecture, photography, art, and design, as well as a section of general-interest English books. The new spaces can be used for small exhibitions and we'll be hosting a diverse program of book launches, readings, panel discussions . . . We're looking forward to seeing you there!

 

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