FUTURE BOOK(S): SHARING IDEAS ON BOOKS AND (ART) PUBLISHING edited by Pia Pol and Astrid Vorstermans
170 x 240mm, 496 pages, black and white printing, perfect bound, softcover, 2023
What is the future of the book? And, specifically, what is the future of books on art, design and architecture, and cultural-critical publications? We asked a large number of international interested individuals to respond to this question. Journalists, artists, architects, curators, translators, designers, philosophers, sociologists, teachers, book scholars, publishers, printing houses, distributors, booksellers, historians and art-historians, critics, policymakers, editors, students, and many others have enthusiastically shared their views with us, looking ahead five, twenty or seventy-two years (to the year 2100). At times utopian, wildly fantasizing, at other times with realistic scenarios, in both text and images, exciting for anyone who loves books and/or is involved in books and cultural content. Each section of this publication will be designed by various young designers, to celebrate its scope and diversity.
Themes: Attention, Collaboration, Colour, Conflict, Craft, Creativity, Diversity, Ecology, Generations, History, Humour, Innovation, Interpretation, Oxygen, Politics, Society, Stewardship, Sustainability, Soft Power, Technique, Tempo, Translation, Zest.