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Lars Müller Publishers
2014 /2015
Our program for 2014/15 is devoted to the professional
preparation of relevant themes, the presentation of
groundbreaking ideas, and the fostering of the book as
a precious object.
With the series for OfficeUS, the US Pavilion, and the
book Elements of Venice, we were part of the architectural
event of the year 2014, the Venice Architecture Biennal,
and are contributing to the future reflections on the topics,
exhibited there. The unique collection of trees in the
image library Neubau Forst Catalogue is veritable graphic
poetry and also provides a considerable number of practical
applications for architects and landscape architects; with
SQM: The Quantified Home, 100 Years of Swiss Graphic
Design, and 100 Years of Swiss Design we are looking back
and ahead; and in publications such as Sensing the Future:
Moholy-Nagy, Media and the Arts and Max Bill’s View of
Things we discover a new, surprising approach to the work
of two of the greats in the fields of design and art. That
landscape architecture can be visualized in a beautifully
written storybook, proves Günther Vogt. Landscape as
The Cabinet of Curiosities.
The publications from our backlist, whose relevance
and timeliness has not lessened since their release, prove
that the book is and will remain a durable medium for
conveying pertinent information. Allow yourself, as we have
done, to be infected by the assiduous research, the
enthusiasm, and the critical perspectives of our authors.
You will discover up-to-the-minute topics, ideas, and
modes of thought.
Lars Müller Publishers
Photo: © Vera Lutter
Giulia Foscari
With a foreword written by Rem Koolhaas
Design: Giulia Foscari and Integral Lars Müller
12 × 16.7 cm, 4 ¾ × 6 ½ in, 696 pages
1200 illustrations, paperback
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-429-7, English
EUR 29.– GBP 24.– USD/CAD 39.–
Developed as a parallel research project of
Fundamentals—the exhibition at the 14th Venice
Architecture Biennale curated by Rem Koolhaas—
the book offers insights on Venetian façades,
stairs, corridors, floors, ramps, ceilings, doors,
hearths, windows, balconies and walls. “Product
not [only] of the mind but of societal organization”
the elements are isolated from their picture-perfect
context and from the postcard view of Venice
that is impressed in our retinas, introducing the
reader—through a combination of collages,
drawings, photographs, paintings, film stills and
quotes—to a radically new way of seeing Venice.
Like a camera obscura photograph cuts through
the often irrelevant embellishments of architecture
to reveal the underlying skeleton of a building
(i.e. its elements), this guide will allow the reader to
better understand the fundamental transformations that have shaped Venice during the past ten
centuries. This city, which for many is—architecturally speaking—permanently frozen in time, has
in fact often been at the forefront of challenging
the architectural conventions and underwent
an unprecedented urban transformation.
OfficeUS, the U.S. Pavilion for the 2014 International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di
Venezia, reframes the history of U.S. architecture
through the lens of export in two interrelated constructs: “The Office” and “The Repository”. The
“Repository” presents 1000 projects designed by
200 US offices working abroad in a chronological
archive of the last 100 years. Collectively these
projects tell multiple, imbricated stories of U.S.
firms, typologies, and technologies, as well as a
broader narrative of modernization and its global
reach. The “Office” engages these projects, revisiting their premises and conclusions over the
course of the Biennale. It functions as a laboratory staffed by a diverse group of resident design
partners collaborating with outpost offices and a
rotating cast of visiting experts. Together, these
two halves of OfficeUS create both an historical
record of the U.S. contribution to global architec-
OfficeUS Agenda documents the work of the U.S.
architectural offices and their global influence
over the past one hundred years, and sets new
terms in the debate surrounding the architecture
and urbanism of tomorrow. Scholarly articles
reveal new histories of the expertise, exchange,
and export of architectural production and trace
a century of U.S. architectural practice and work
in a globalized world.
The OfficeUS Atlas collects the research in an
archive of nearly 1000 architectural projects.
Organized according to individual firm histories,
the Atlas documents the development of U.S.
architectural offices working abroad from 1914 to
the present. Offices and their projects are illustrated by an abundance of photographs and
architectural drawings.
OfficeUS is curated by Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana
Miljački and Ashley Schafer and produced by
Storefront for Art and Architecture, PRAXIS Journal, students from MIT’s Department of
Architecture and the Knowlton School at The Ohio
State University, Leong Leong, Pentagram: Natasha Jen, CASE, Lars Müller, Architizer, and CLOG.
Edited by Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Miljački,
Ashley Schafer, Michael Kubo, Amanda
Reeser Lawrence
Design: Pentagram
16 × 24 cm, 6 ¼ × 9 ½ in, 272 pages
approx. 640 illustrations, paperback
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-437-2, English
EUR 25.– GBP 22.– USD/CAD 30.–
Edited by Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Miljački,
Ashley Schafer, Michael Kubo
tural thought, and a petri dish in which that record
is submitted to contemporary agents of disruption
and critique.
will be available in January
and April 2015.
Design: Pentagram
16 × 24 cm, 6 ¼ × 9 ½ in, 1216 pages
approx. 2000 illustrations, paperback
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-438-9, English
EUR 50.– GBP 45.– USD/CAD 70.–
Storefront for Art and
Manifesto Series 1
Design: Pentagram
12.5 × 19.5 cm, 5 × 7 ½ in,
188 pages, 107 illustrations,
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-346-7, e
EUR 15.– GBP 12.–
USD / CAD 20.–
Storefront for Art
and Architecture
Manifesto Series 2
Design: Pentagram
12.5 × 19.5 cm, 5 × 7 ½ in,
164 pages, 402 illustrations,
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-345-0, e
EUR 15.– GBP 12.–
USD /CAD 20.–
Struggles to escape form as a manifestation of
various norms and constraints are as old as
architecture itself. But the formless is also increasingly in the air today, explicitly as in discussions
of the “formless” quality of the city. No doubt
part of its appeal lies in the fact that the formless
is frequently found at the intersections between
architecture and other fields, from art to ecology
or engineering. The formless has not yet been
theorized rigorously in architecture. This book
represents a first step toward this articulation.
Double includes a group of artists, architects,
critics, historians and theorists, discussing the
effects, desires and implications in the act of
doubling and replicating. Almost as an instinctual
impulse towards originality, the desire and need
for constant innovation has been protected
throughout history. This compilation of manifestos
explores the possibilities embedded in the act of
copying, opening a path for learning by copying,
and ultimately copying better.
Edited by ETH Studio Basel
Design: Integral Lars Müller
17.6 × 24 cm, 6 ¾ × 9 ½ in, 320 Seiten
approx. 300 illustrations, hardcover
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-374-0, English
EUR 50.– GBP 40.– USD/CAD 65.–
What is a city? What defines its specificity?
What comprises its characteristics? Many people
interact in the urban space, instigating transformational processes whose objectives often
seem irreconcilable. Thus, the development
of a city today is not linear and the process of
global urbanization does not produce one, single
homogenous space. Using the categories of
“territory,” “power,” and “difference,” The Inevitable Specificity of Cities investigates various cities
and urban areas, pointing out different features
of their physical and social existence.
With essays by Roger Diener, Mathias Gunz,
Manuel Herz, Jacques Herzog, Rolf Jenni, Marcel
Meili, Shadi Rahbaran, Christian Schmid, and
Milica Topalovic.
Shadi Rahbaran
and Manuel Herz
Migration Shaping
the City
Design: ETH Studio Basel and
Integral Lars Müller
17.5 × 24 cm, 6 ¾ × 9 ½ in,
176 pages, 211 illustrations,
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-375-7, e
EUR 24.– GBP 20.–
USD /CAD 32.–
Edited by ETH Studio Basel
Nairobi has grown to be one of the most varied and
international cities of our contemporary world. In
the context of Nairobi’s complex political trajectory
from colonialism to independence, migration has
reinforced ethnic, spatial, and economic differences, leading to the formation of multiple power
structures. This process is evident in the city’s radically different urban patterns. The book documents
specific neighborhoods, showing how different
cultures of urban life constitute the city today.
Refugee Camps of
the Western Sahara
Design: ETH Studio Basel and
Integral Lars Müller
17.6 × 24 cm, 7 × 9 ½ in, 512 pages
1172 illustrations, hardcover
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-291-0, e
EUR 50.– GBP 45.–
USD / CAD 65.–
Edited by Manuel Herz
In cooperation with ETH Studio Basel
From Camp to City examines the theme of the
refugee camp in the context of urbanism and
architecture. Using the examples of the refugee
camps in the Algerian desert in which Sahrawis
originally from the Western Sahara have been
living for 35 years, the book looks at the “urban”
aspects of these settlements.
Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo
Edited by Sara Marini
in collaboration with aut. architektur und tirol
With texts by Raoul Bunschoten, Pippo Ciorra,
Marco de Michelis, Rainer Köberl, Sara Marini
With photographs by Hélène Binet, Armin Linke,
and Giulia Bruno
Design: Maria Giuseppina Grasso Canizzo
and Integral Lars Müller
16.8 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 412 pages, 206 sheets
877 illustrations, box
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-451-8, English
EUR 40.– GBP 35.– USD/CAD 50.–
Despite the amount of awards Maria Giuseppina
has won and been nominated for, she’s still considered an insider’s tip. Grasso Cannizzo’s special
design methods are based on her analyses of the
urban context and the landscape, as well as her
examination of the specific “story” behind each
project. She translates the knowledge gained into
minimal, self-aware, and sometimes radical concepts, which are ultimately always open to any
changes that life and the passage of time may
bring. At the same time, this first comprehensive
monograph is also a conceptual manifesto by
Grasso Cannizzo. Collected in a black box, loose
prints provide insight into her most important
buildings and make it possible to see the architect’s general design methods.
Ma Yansong
Design: Kenya Hara
17.8 × 31 cm, 7 × 12 ¼ in, 208 pages
99 illustrations, hardcover
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-457-0, English
EUR 49.– GBP 39.– USD/CAD 65.–
Shanshui City, the latest book from MAD Architects’
founder and principal partner, Ma Yansong,
received an international release in October 2014.
The publishing of the book coincides with the
10th anniversary of the founding of MAD
Ma’s poetic, yet precise language details the
development and practice of design philosophy
“Shanshui City”, at the core of which is the idea
that, “architects should delineate a new ideal
for the city of the future, to gradually construct an
urban environment that embodies both the convenience of the modern city and the ancient Eastern
affinity for the natural world.”
“Shanshui” is an idealized worldview developed
by Chinese through extended contact with the
natural world, a worldview that integrates the everyday life of humanity with the impulse to seek
spiritual refuge in nature. This “Shanshui City” is
not simply an eco-city, or a garden-city, nor does
it imply modeling the city’s architecture on natural
forms such as mountains. It represents humanity’s
affinity for the natural world, and our quest for
inner fulfillment, as expressed in philosophies of
the East.
Stefan Gandl
Urban Tree Collection for
the Modern Architect & Designer
Developed and edited by Neubau
Design: Neubau
24 × 28 cm, 9 ½ × 11 in, 384 pages
765 full-color illustrations
(315 HD-bitmap tree masks, 51 HD
vector trees, 72 illus. of bark,
144 documentary illus.), hardcover
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-435-8, English
EUR 50.– GBP 45.– USD/CAD 70.–
Neubau Forst Catalogue is a collection of detailed
silhouettes of urban trees and separate tree sculptures. In years of manual work, using a method
developed especially for this project, these details
have been digitally removed from their original
urban surroundings in Berlin. The materials are
distinguished by their extent, outstanding quality
of detail, and excellent resolution of the usual
autotraced digital tree library.
Over a period of time, from 2009 to 2013, these
trees were systematically photographed, documented, and catalogued in the summer and winter
seasons. Neubau’s process of selection and distillation gives the trees a timeless validity, and they
can be used universally in future images. Additionally, so-called “tree modules” were removed from
existing separate trees. They can be set in front of
both dark and light backgrounds of any kind.
There are endless combinations of ready-to-use
trees and different modules.
Questions Towards a Position
Edited by Rebecca Bornhauser and Thomas
Kissling, Chair Günther Vogt, Department
of Architecture, ETH Zürich
Design: Integral Lars Müller
12 × 19 cm, 4 ¾ × 7 ½ in, 228 pages
64 illustrations, hardcover
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-304-7, English
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-303-0, German
EUR 24.– GBP 20.– USD/CAD 32.–
Picking up on architecture’s tradition of teaching
professional experience to students through
conversation, this book provides insight into the
ideas, methods, and memories of Günther Vogt,
and questions the attitude that this innovative
landscape architect adopts towards his profession.
With reference to five different locations, Günther
Vogt speaks about current themes of landscape
architecture and its relationship to architecture
and the city, about his teaching at the ETH Zürich,
and about the work of Vogt Landscape Architects;
he describes his perception of the lanscape as
a cabinet of curiostities, tells how he collects various phenomena and individual elements, relates
them to each other and rearranges them. And in
the reader’s mind’s eye unfolds a cosmos, in which
the lack of wholeness of "the landscape" seems
to be a gain rather than a loss.
Günther Vogt
Vogt Landscape
Projects 2000–12
Design: Integral Lars Müller
16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in,
608 pages, 1250 illustrations,
2012, ISBN 978-3-03778-233-0, e
EUR 58.– GBP 50.–
USD / CAD 85.–
Using a typological structure (landscape, park,
square, garden, promenade, etc.), Günther Vogt
describes the theoretical foundation on which
the successful projects of Vogt Landscape Architects are based. In recent years the office has
realized international projects in Europe and the
United States, including a new type of city park
for the Tate Modern in London (with Herzog & de
Alice Foxley
Walking, Thinking and
Making Landscape
Design: Integral Lars Müller
24 × 16.5 cm, 9 ½ × 6 ½ in,
456 pages, 1000 illustrations,
2010, ISBN 978-3-03778-196-8, e
EUR 50.– GBP 50.–
USD / CAD 80.–
“... Just a while ago I stood in a landscape while it was raining and came to
the conclusion that the importance of
the sun is overvalued. A landscape in
the rain is far more atmospheric than
in the sunlight. But we rarely allow our
perception to expand in this way.”
Günther Vogt
Günther Vogt and his landscape designers bring
a lot of passion to their research and to their
search for ways to transform undesigned sites
or unspecified tracts of land into landscapes.
The results of their “field trips,” research projects,
and practical implementations are collected in
this publication.
Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi
Photographs by Hélène Binet
Design: Integral Lars Müller
24 × 30 cm, 9 ½ × 11 ¾ in, 168 pages
119 illustrations, hardcover
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-349-8, English
EUR 38.– GBP 30.– USD/CAD 50.–
British architect Nicholas Hawksmoor (approx.
1661–1736) is recognized as one of the major
contributors to the traditions of British and European architectural culture. Nevertheless, there
is insufficient visual documentation and analysis of
his work. Nicholas Hawksmoor: London Churches
reconsiders his architecture in relation to urbanism.
The publication focuses on a series of important
London churches the architect designed during
the early part of the eighteenth century. The key
distinguishing features of these churches are their
spires, each designed with different qualities and
motifs. While Hawksmoor was inspired by the
ancient history of architecture, his work was considered radical and contemporary in its day.
Photographer Hélène Binet was specially commissioned to document the various aspects of the
seven remaining London churches. Her immaculate
black and white photographs demonstrate the
beauty of Hawksmoor’s architecture with special
attention to the variety of scales, sites, interiors,
textures, and materials.
Deane Simpson
Urban Utopias of an Aging Society
Design: Studio Joost Grootens
17 × 24 cm, 6 ¾ × 9 ½ in, 576 pages
approx. 270 illustrations, hardcover
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-350-4, English
EUR 40.– GBP 35.– USD/CAD 50.–
Young-Old examines contemporary architectural
and urban mutations that have emerged as
a consequence of one of the key demographic
transformations of our time: population aging.
Distinguishing between different phases of old
age, it identifies the group known as the “YoungOld” as a remarkable petri dish for experimental
forms of subjectivity, collectivity, and environment.
In investigating this field of latent urban and
architectural novelty, Young-Old asserts both
the escapist and emancipatory dimensions
of these practices.
Richly illustrated with drawings, maps, and
photographs, the volume documents phenomena
ranging from the continuous, golf cart accessible
urban landscapes of the world’s largest retirement
community in Florida and the mono-national
urbanizaciones of “the retirement home of Europe”
on Costa del Sol, to the Dutch-themed residential
community at Huis Ten Bosch in the south of
Manifestations of the
Religious in the City
Design: Image Shift
16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in,
656 pages, 410 illustrations,
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-373-3, e
EUR 35.– GBP 28.–
USD /CAD 46.–
Edited by Jochen Becker, Katrin Klingan,
Stephan Lanz, and Kathrin Wildner
Religious communities inscribe themselves into
the cityscape not only socially and politically, but
also acoustically and architecturally. Global
Prayers examines the mutual influence of religion
and urbanism, looking at how various forms of
faith manifest themselves in the cities of the world.
Photo essays, interviews, reports, and scientific
texts inquire into the making of urban religion and
the production of religious urbanity.
Kenneth Frampton
A Comparative Critical Analysis
of Built Form
Edited by Ashley Simone
Design: Integral Lars Müller
24 × 16.5 cm, 9 ½ × 6 ½ in, 320 pages
approx. 500 illustrations, hardcover
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-369-6, English
EUR 36.– GBP 30.– USD/CAD 45.–
A Genealogy of Modern Architecture is a reference work on modern architecture by Kenneth
Frampton, one of today’s leading architectural
theorists. Conceived as a genealogy of twentieth
century architecture from 1924 to 2000, it compiles
some sixteen comparative analyses of canonical
modern buildings ranging from exhibition pavilions
and private houses to office buildings and various
kinds of public institutions. The buildings are
compared in terms of their hierarchical spatial
order, circulation structure and referential details.
The analyses are organized so as to show what
is similar and different between two paired types,
thus revealing how modern tradition has been
diversely inflected. Richly illustrated, A Genealogy
of Modern Architecture is a new standard work
in architectural education.
L.A. [ TEN ] :
Interviews on Los
Angeles Architecture
1970s –1990s
Design: Cal Poly L.A. Metro
Program in Architecture and
Urban Design with Stephen
Phillips Architects ( SPARCHS )
15.2 × 22.9 cm, 6 × 9 in, 256 pages
194 illustrations, hardcover
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-409-9, e
EUR 29.– GBP 25.–
USD / CAD 35.–
Edited by Stephen Phillips
Catapulted to fame by the international media in
the 1980s the so-called L.A. Ten emerged to define
the future of Los Angeles architecture. In this book,
L.A. Ten architects Neil Denari, Frederick Fisher,
Ming Fung, Craig Hodgetts, Coy Howard, Franklin
Israel ( posthumously ), Wes Jones, Thom Mayne,
Eric Owen Moss, and Michael Rotondi offer a witty
retrospective on the characters, environment, and
cultural history of L.A. architecture as they remember it through a series of oral history interviews.
Edited by Thordis Arrhenius, Mari Lending,
Wallis Miller, Jérémie Michael McGowan
Design: Integral Lars Müller
16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 248 pages
82 illustrations, paperback
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-416-7, English
EUR 40.– GBP 35.– USD/CAD 50.–
Seemingly immobile and durable, architecture
remains a challenge in the modern world of collecting and exhibiting. From the late eighteenth
century onward, divergent conventions of display
have been conflated with urgent discussions of
how material culture is handed down, distributed,
appropriated, and evaluated.
Place and Displacement: Exhibiting Architecture
investigates historical and contemporary practices
of displaying architecture, whether in full scale
or as fragments, models, or two-dimensional representations. Exploring questions of circulation
and temporality, issues of institution and canon,
and the discourse and politics of architectural
spaces on exhibit, the book’s essays discuss the
ambiguous status of architecture as an object
of display. Contributions from leading scholars in
the new research field of architectural exhibitions
reveal the centrality of the exhibition in defining
and redefining the notion of architecture and its
With essays by the editors and Felicity D.
Scott, Martin Braathen, Helena Mattsson,
Natalie Hope O’Donnell, Daniel Birnbaum and
Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Léa-Catherine Szacka,
Barry Bergdoll, Lothar Diem, Wenche Volle,
Victor Plathe Tschudi, Ines Weizman, Adam
Lowe, Jorge Otero-Pailos
Inge Gobert and Johan Van Looveren
Design: Inge Gobert and Johan Van Looveren
22 × 29 cm, 8 ½ × 11 ½ in, 192 pages
approx. 230 illustrations, paperback
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-436-5, English
EUR 25.– GBP 20.– USD/CAD 35.–
Eighteen internationally reputed designers were
interviewed by the editors Inge Gobert and Johan
Van Looveren. All are active in the broad field
of information design: interactive, editorial, and
environmental design, data visualization, wayfinding, typography, cartography. . . This book
contains reflections on the field of information
design and its boundaries, working methods,
client-designer relations, attitudes, dreams, and
frustrations. Special emphasis is placed on how
future information designers can be effectively
prepared to work in a world that is supposed to
provide constant access to information.
Interviews with: Johannes Bergerhausen,
Peter Crnokrak / The Luxury of Protest, Brendan
Dawes, Rose Epple, Tim Fendley / Applied, Joost
Grootens / Studio Joost Grootens, Fernando
Gutiérrez / Studio Fernando Gutiérrez, Joe
Malia / BERG, Joris Maltha / Catalogtree, Morag
Myerscough / Studio Myerscough, Maria da
Gandra & Maaike van Neck / MWMcreative, Mark
Porter / Mark Porter Associates, Lizá Ramalho &
Arthur Rebelo / R2, Andréas Uebele / Büro Uebele
Visuelle Kommunikation, Gerlinde Schuller /
The World as Flatland, Karsten Schmidt, Andrew
Vande Moere, Marius Watz.
Edited by Museum für Gestaltung Zürich,
Christian Brändle, Karin Gimmi, Barbara Junod,
Christina Reble, Bettina Richter
Design: NORM
21.6 × 32.4 cm, 8 ½ × 12 ¾ in, 352 pages
approx. 600 illustrations, hardcover
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-399-3, English
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-352-8, German
EUR 55.– GBP 45.– USD/CAD 70.–
100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design takes a
fresh look at Swiss typography and photographics,
posters, corporate image design, book design,
journalism and typefaces over the past hundred
years. With captivating illustrations and illuminating essays by prominent experts in the field,
this book, designed by the Zurich studio NORM,
presents the diversity of contemporary visual design
while also tracing the fine lines of tradition that
connect the work of different periods. The changes
in generations and paradigms as manifested in
their different visual languages and convictions
are organized along a timeline as well as by theme.
The various fields of endeavor and media are
described, along with how they relate to advertising, art, and politics. Graphic design from
Switzerland reflects both international trends and
local concerns. High conceptual and formal
quality, irony and wit are its constant companions.
A new, comprehensive reference work on Swiss
Edited by the Museum für Gestaltung
Zürich, Christian Brändle, Renate Menzi,
Arthur Rüegg
Design: NORM
21.6 × 32.4 cm, 8 ½ × 12 ¾ in, 376 pages
approx. 700 illustrations, hardcover
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-441-9, English
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-440-2, German
EUR 55.– GBP 45.– USD/CAD 70.–
100 Years of Swiss Design offers a new perspective of Switzerland’s achievements in furniture and
product design. The book presents the essential
historical designs in chronological sequence, from
the regional roots of the early days around 1900
to the globalized network of today. Thirty essays
by known experts shed light on themes typical of
their times in word and image. Besides the design
process, manufacturing techniques, distribution,
and reception, the changing roles of the designer—
from mediator between form and function, entrepreneur, social worker, to branding architect—are
Featuring one hundred key works from the
Designsammlung, the world’s largest collection
of Swiss design, this reference work is the first
to present and discuss a comprehensive show of
Swiss designers’ achievements, from the anonymous to the famous.
Die gute Form: An Exhibition 1949
Edited by Lars Müller in collaboration with
the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Design: Integral Lars Müller
21 × 29.7 cm, 8 ¼ × 11 ¾ in, 160 pages
107 illustrations, hardcover
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-372-6, English
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-339-9, German
EUR 39.– GBP 29.90 USD/CAD 49.–
The international touring exhibition Die gute Form
was conceived by Max Bill on behalf of the Swiss
Werkbund and was shown for the first time in 1949
at the Basel Mustermesse trade fair. The exhibition
consisted of 80 display panels, designed by Bill,
presenting a selection of consumer goods from all
over the world, chosen by Bill as examples of good
design. The show caused some upset in Switzerland and fuelled heated debates abroad. But it also
exerted a wide-reaching influence – for example,
upon the way in which consumer goods were
This publication documents Bill’s initiative in
reproductions of the original display panels and
layout plans for the venues visited by the exhibition, and places Die gute Form in a theoretical
context that considers its reception and impact
within the history of design.
Peter Erni
Programm des
A comprehensive analysis of product design
based on the “Die gute Form” (Good Design)
campaign by the Swiss Werkbund 1952–1968.
Die gute Form is the first book by Lars Müller,
published in 1983.
Design: Lars Müller
22 × 30 cm, 8 ½ × 12 in, 160 pages
600 illustrations, hardcover
1983, ISBN 978-3-906700-01-4, g
EUR 30.– GBP 28.–
USD/CAD 45.–
1958 –1965
Facsimile reprint of all 18 issues published,
with commentary
Edited by Lars Müller
Design: Integral Lars Müller
25 × 28 cm, 9 ¾ × 11 in, 1184 pages (reprints),
44 pages (commentary)
18 paperback volumes in a slipcase
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-411-2, English /German / French
EUR 250.– GBP 285.– USD /CAD 375.–
Also available via or
Neue Grafik, the “International Review of graphic
design and related subjects,” was initiated by
designer Josef Müller-Brockmann and published in
eighteen issues between 1958 and 1965 by
an editorial collective consisting of him, Richard
Paul Lohse, Hans Neuburg und Carlo Vivarelli
( LMNV ). The complete volumes are now available
in an excellent facsimile reprint from Lars Müller
Neue Grafik is an important point of reference
in the recent history of graphic design. After the
heights of the digital revolution now follows a
renewed concern for matter-of-fact concepts and
clear form languages. This explains the interest
in the almost fundamentalist stance of the four
Zurich-based designers, who were responsible
for the content of the magazine.
From a historical point of view, Neue Grafik can
be seen as a programmatic platform and effective
publishing organ of Swiss graphic design, an
international authority in its field at the time. Protagonists of the Swiss school and its rigorous
Zurich faction lead an essential discourse on the
foundations of current communication and constructive design. The influence of this movement
cannot be overstated. The Swiss school, also
called “International Style,” became exemplary
for the conceptual approach to corporate design
of increasingly globally operating corporations
and an influential precursor in the design of individual projects, such as posters, exhibitions, and
Jasper Morrison
Design: Jasper Morrison and Integral Lars Müller
17 × 23 cm, 6 ¾ × 9 in, 80 pages
37 illustrations, hardcover
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-423-5, English
EUR 20.– GBP 18.– USD/CAD 29.–
Just what is it that catches the eye, and why?
What’s the significance of a broken flowerpot, a pair
of identical tables side by side, a garden hose
wrapped around an old car wheel? In this collection
of photo essays, the famous designer Jasper
Morrison examines and imagines the life behind
a series of seemingly ordinary situations.
Jasper Morrison Ltd. has studios in London,
Paris and Tokyo and designs a wide range of household, architectural and urban products, working
with well-known international brands like Alessi,
Cappellini, Flos, Kettal, Maruni, Marsotto and Vitra.
Jasper Morrison has also published several books
including Everything But The Walls, A World
Without Words, Super Normal and The Good Life
(Lars Müller Publishers).
Naoto Fukasawa,
Jasper Morrison
of the Ordinary
Design: Lars Müller
14.8 × 20 cm, 5 ¾ × 7 ¾ in
128 pages, 264 illustrations,
2007, ISBN 978-3-03778-106-7, e
EUR 25.– GBP 25.–
USD / CAD 35.–
In this compilation of objects the authors present
a convincing portrait of the way in which “unobtrusive” design slots into our everyday lives and
affects our aesthetic sensibility. This type of design
is natural and appropriate, the hallmarks of its
quality. With their œuvre, both designers have an
enduring impact on contemporary design discourse.
An exploration of the evolving identity
of the home, from utopian experiment
to factory of data
Edited by Space Caviar (Joseph Grima,
Andrea Bagnato, Tamar Shafrir)
Design: Folder
17 × 24 cm, 6 ¾ × 9 ½ in, 304 pages
140 illustrations, paperback
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-453-2, English
EUR 35.– GBP 28.– USD/CAD 45.–
The way we live is rapidly changing under pressure from multiple forces—financial, environmental, technological, geopolitical—yet domesticity
ceased to be a central preoccupation of architecture long ago. What we used to call home may
not even exist anymore, having transmuted into a
financial commodity measured in square meters.
SQM: The Quantified Home charts the scale
of this change using data, fiction, and a selection
of homes and their interiors—from Osama bin
Laden’s compound to apartment living in the age
of Airbnb. This book is less about the house as
a physical envelope, the mechanistic challenge
of providing shelter, than it is about the extended
notion of the home—that complex universe of
overlapping cultural references, daily rituals, practical needs, unspoken desires and aspirations in
perpetual evolution that converge in architectural
space. Through contributions from architects,
designers, artists, and theorists, it examines how
the place we live in could come to be so recognizable yet unfamiliar.
Katrin Trautwein
Design: Integral Lars Müller
28.5 × 23 cm, 11 ¼ × 9 in, 64 pages text volume
24 color charts, hardcover in slipcase
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-382-5, English/German
EUR 98.– GBP 78.– USD/CAD 125.–
In this publication, color expert Katrin Trautwein
allows subtle differences in a “black palette”
to be experienced by means of 24 high-quality
screenprints. Made using genuine, waterbased
pigment paints, the screenprints show how
rich and sensual black can be. They are accompanied by eight essays that place the topic in its
creative, linguistic, architectural, and cultural
contexts. Black is shown to be not the absence
of light, but the means by which the features
of white architecture are rendered most visible.
Facsimile Reprint of the original book with
the same title published in 1961
Edited by Reto Caduff and Steven Heller
21.5 × 31.5 cm, 8 ½ × 12 ½ in, 188 pages
approx. 378 illustrations, hardcover
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-424-2, English
EUR 69.– GBP 49.– USD/CAD 85.–
Sutnar’s brilliant structural systems for clarifying
otherwise dense industrial data placed him
in the pantheon of Modernist pioneers and made
him one of the visionaries of what is today called
“information design.” Visual Design in Action is a
snapshot of Sutnar’s American period (1939–1976),
and includes graphics for Carr’s Department
Store, advertisements for the Vera Neumann Company, identity for Addo-X, and other stunningly
contemporary works. He is best known for
his total design concept for the Sweets Catalog
Service and lesser known for introducing the
parenthesis as a way to typographically distinguish
the area code from the rest of a phone number.
Visual Design in Action is a testament to the historical relevance of Modernism and the philosophical
resonance of Sutnar’s focus on the functional
beauty of total clarity. This reprint of Visual Design
in Action (originally published in limited quantities
in 1961) is as spot-on about the power of design
and “design thinking” as it ever was.
Wolfgang Weingart
My Way to Typography
Kenya Hara
Design: Kenya Hara
16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 472 pages
389 illustrations, paperback
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-450-1, English
EUR 40.– GBP 35.– USD/CAD 55.–
Design: Wolfgang Weingart
22.5 × 27.5 cm, 8 ¾ × 10 ¾ in, 520 pages
600 illustrations, paperback
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-426-6, English/German
EUR 40.– GBP 35.– USD/CAD 55.–
Since the 1970s Wolfgang Weingart has exerted
a decisive influence on the international development of typography. In the late 1960s he instilled
creativity and a desire for experimentation into
the ossified Swiss typographical industry and
reflected this renewal in his own work. Countless
designers have been inspired by his teaching
at the Basle School of Design and by his lectures.
In Typography Weingart gives an unusual and
frank narrative of his early life and development
as a designer. For the first time he gives a comprehensive survey of his works over the past forty
years, most of which are unknown.
TM RSI SGM 1960–90
Design: Louise Paradis
21.5 × 31.5 cm, 8 ½ × 12 ½ in,
276 pages, 472 illustrations,
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-334-4, e
EUR 50.– GBP 45.–
USD /CAD 65.–
Now in softcover!
Edited by the Ecole Cantonale d’Art Lausanne
( ECAL ), Louise Paradis with Roland Früh
and François Rappo
Typografische Monatsblätter is one of the most
important journals to disseminate the phenomenon
of “Swiss typography” to an international audience.
The book examines the years 1960–90, which
correspond to a period of transition in which many
factors such as technology, socio-political contexts
and aesthetic ideologies transformed the fields of
typography and graphic design.
Representing a new generation of designers
in Japan, Kenya Hara (born 1958) pays
tribute to his mentors, using long overlooked
Japanese icons and images in much of his
work. In Designing Design, he impresses upon
the reader the importance of “emptiness”
in both the visual and philosophical traditions
of Japan, and its application to design, made
visible by means of numerous examples from
his own work. In 2001, he enrolled as a board
member for the Japanese label MUJI and
has considerably moulded the identity of this
successful corporation as communication
and design advisor ever since.
Kenya Hara
Design: Kenya Hara
13.5 × 19.5 cm, 5 ¼ × 7 ¾ in
64 pages, 4 illustrations,
2010, ISBN 978-3-03778-183-8, e
2010, ISBN 978-3-03778-182-1, g
EUR 25.– GBP 20.–
USD / CAD 30.–
Now in softcover!
White is not a book about color. It is rather
Kenya Hara’s attempt to explore the essence of
“white,” which he sees as being closely related
to the origin of Japanese aesthetics—symbolizing
simplicity and subtlety. The central concepts
discussed in this publication are emptiness and
the absolute void.
Annelies Štrba
Edited by Lars Müller
Design: Integral Lars Müller
17.3 × 24 cm, 336 pages
296 illustrations, hardcover
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-388-7, English/German
EUR 49.– GBP 39.– USD/CAD 65.–
The artist Annelies Štrba, best known for photographs of her children, now brings us in Noonday
pictures of her grandchildren. In this “noonday
dream” (a reference to Emily Brontë), we encounter
a host of fairytale creatures, playing, sleeping, or
dreaming. The viewer is drawn in and becomes part
of this reverie, which is interspersed with images
of everyday family life, travel, and game-playing.
While the images in the artist’s previous series,
Shades of Time (1997), were raw and direct, Noonday glows with the ease of a summer afternoon
and yet still leaves us with the melancholy certainty
that the days of childhood pass by much too fast.
Christian Vogt
Design: Christian Vogt with Integral Lars Müller
24 × 16.5 cm, 9 ½ × 6 ½ in, 148 pages,
128 illustrations, hardcover
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-455-6, English
EUR 25.– GBP 20.– USD/CAD 40.–
Over the now more than forty-five years that
he has been studying and exploring photography,
Christian Vogt has discovered new visual
vocabularies again and again. In his new work,
consisting almost exclusively of contrasting
pairs of pictures, he continues to question the
relationship between visible reality and its
photographic reproduction, between image and
text, between seeing and knowing. Deliberately
dispensing with digital photography and occasionally working with a pinhole camera, he deals
with the “necessary nonsense,” with unifying
opposites, with actual and supposed paradoxes,
defining some things through exploration and
allowing others to remain undefined.
Oliver Botar
Design: Integral Lars Müller
21 × 29.7 cm, 8 ¼ × 11 ¾ in, 192 pages
133 illustrations, hardcover
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-433-4, English
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-434-1, German
EUR 35.– GBP 28.– USD/CAD 45.–
Finding a way to deal with the flood of digital
information and images, the changing relationship
between people and technology, and the accompanying tendency toward progressive disembodiment are widely debated topics today. In his art
and his experimental usage of new media the
avant-garde artist and Bauhaus professor László
Moholy-Nagy (1895 –1946) anticipated today’s
debates. As early as the 1920s he was convinced
that people needed assistance in managing an
environment increasingly dominated by technology, overwhelming sensory stimuli, and—MoholyNagy’s foresight is nearly prophetic here—the
advent of digital culture.
In Sensing the Future: Moholy-Nagy, Media and
the Arts the author Oliver A. I. Botar examines the
methods Moholy-Nagy explored in his work with
technology, posing the question as to whether he
might even be considered a pioneer of the digital.
The book introduces younger readers to this
groundbreaking figure, underscoring the relevance
of Moholy-Nagy’s work for contemporary artists
and art making.
The International
Review New Vision
Edited by Klemens Gruber and Oliver Botar
Facsimile reprint and commentary
With a text by Sigfried Giedion
21 × 29.7 cm, 8 ¼ × 11 ¾ in,
138 pages, 69 illustrations, spiral
binding ( reprint )
21 × 29.7 cm, 8 ¼ × 11 ¾ in, 80
pages, 34 illustrations, paperback
( commentary )
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-253-8,
English / German / French / Czech /
Spanish / Mandarin / Russian /
EUR 50.– GBP 45.–
USD / CAD 65.–
In 1936 the first and only issue of the telehor was
released in four languages, as a special edition
on and by László Moholy-Nagy. The reprint makes
the magazine accessible again in terms of its
artistic and theoretical-historical dimensions. The
commentary volume contains an editorial statement that places the magazine, telehor, in the
context of the art and media of the 1920s and 1930s.
With photographs by Leonardo Finotti and
Ed Viggiani
With texts by Luis António Jorge and Alfonso
Celso Gárcia Reis
Design: Integral Lars Müller
17 × 23 cm, 6 ¾ × 9 in, 64 pages
32 illustrations, hardcover
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-431-0, English
EUR 20.– GBP 18.– USD/CAD 29.–
In Brazil soccer is more than just a sport. It is
hope for a better future, a distraction from drab
everyday life, creator of identity and community,
something that makes sense. Soccer marks the
soul of the Brazilian people, as well as the image
of city and landscape. Even though there may
be a lack of meeting places, parks, or village centers, there is always a campo de pelada. In this
volume, two Brazilian photographers seek and find
soccer in places where one might not expect to
find it. Leonardo Finotti creates a kind of inventory,
showing pictures from his series Campos Sagrados, for which he traveled through all of Brazil, to
neighborhoods rich and poor, to take photographs
from an elevated standpoint of temporary and
“real” soccer fields and their surroundings. In his
photo series Brasilieiros Futebol Clube Ed Viggiani
accompanies his fellow countrymen everywhere
where soccer is played or a team followed.
Made in China by
Steven Holl
Design: Christoph a. Kumpusch
with restmuell /Christof Lang
and Integral Lars Müller
17 × 17 cm, 6 ¾ × 6 ¾ in, 288 pages
166 illustrations, hardcover
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-376-4, e
EUR 40.– GBP 35.–
USD / CAD 49.–
Oswald Mathias
Ungers, Rem Koolhaas,
Peter Riemann, Hans
Kollhoff, Arthur Ovaska
Design: Integral Lars Müller
21 × 29.7 cm, 8 ¼ × 11 ¾ in
176 pages, 226 illustrations
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-326-9, e
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-325-2, g
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-329-0, f
EUR 40.– GBP 35.–
USD / CAD 50.–
Design: Integral Lars Müller
24 × 29.7 cm, 9 ½ × 11 ¾ in
168 pages, 68 drawings
15 photographs, paperback
Japanese binding
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-314-6, e
EUR 50.– GBP 45.–
USD / CAD 65.–
Edited by Christoph a. Kumpusch
Informal Vertical Communities
The book features large format images and
graphic documentation of Steven Holl’s recent
works realized in China alongside critiques
and analyses offered by a new generation of
Edited by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert
Klumpner, Urban-Think Tank Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, ETH Zürich
Photographs by Iwan Baan
Edited by Florian Hertweck and
Sébastien Marot
Critical Edition, original 1977
Design: Integral Lars Müller
16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 416 pages
406 illustrations, hardcover
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-298-9, e
EUR 45.– GBP 38.– USD / CAD 60.–
In the manifesto The City in the City – Berlin:
A Green Archipelago, Oswald Mathias Ungers and
a number of his colleagues from Cornell University
presented the first concepts and intellectual models
for the shrinking city. This critical edition contains
a reproduction of the Ungers-manifesto and a
previously unpublished version by Rem Koolhaas.
Torre David, a 45-story skyscraper in Caracas,
has remained uncompleted since the Venezuelan
economy collapsed in 1994. Until 2014, it was the
improvised home to more than 750 families living
in an extra-legal and tenuous squat, that some
have called a “vertical slum.” The authors of this
thought-provoking work investigate informal
vertical communities and the architecture that
supports them.
Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi
with Gareth Doherty
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
While climate change, sustainable architecture,
and green technologies have become increasingly
topical, issues surrounding the sustainability
of the city are much less developed. Ecological
Urbanism brings together design practitioners and
theorists, economists, engineers, artists, policy
makers, environmental scientists, and public health
specialists, with the goal of reaching a more
robust understanding of ecological urbanism and
what it might be in the future.
The design process of Chinese architect Wang Shu
always begins with an intense study of the location,
followed by the production of drafts in the form of
hand-drawn sketches. Imagining the House follows
this process in various buildings.
Design: Integral Lars Müller
16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 656 pages
1000 illustrations, hardcover
2010, ISBN 978-3-03778-189-0, e
EUR 50.– GBP 40.– USD/CAD 60.–
E- Book
2012, ISBN 978-3-03778-330-6, e
EUR 14.99 GBP 11.99 USD / CAD 19.99
Design: Integral Lars Müller
24 × 16.5 cm, 9 ½ × 6 ½ in, 416 pages
970 illustrations, hardcover
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-344-3, e
EUR 48.– GBP 39.– USD / CAD 65.–
Tim Benton
Le Corbusier Secret Photographer
Buckminster Fuller Reprints
In LC FOTO: Le Corbusier Secret Photographer
Tim Benton reflects on the famous architect’s
use of photography. The book provides dramatically new insights into Le Corbusier’s visual
imagination, his changing attitudes towards nature
and materials in the 1930s, and his distrust of
progress. The publication contains QR codes
to enable readers to access seven film sequences
shot by Le Corbusier.
R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 –1983) was an
architect, engineer, geometrician, cartographer,
philosopher, futurist, inventor of the famous
geodesic dome, and one of the most brilliant
thinkers of his time. For more than five decades,
he set forth his comprehensive perspective on
the world’s problems in numerous essays, which
offer an illuminating insight into the intellectual
universe of this renaissance man. These texts
remain surprisingly topical even today, decades
after their initial publication.
Edited by Jaime Snyder
Long out of print, they are now republished,
together with commentary by Jaime Snyder, the
grandson of Buckminster Fuller. Designed for
a new generation of readers, Snyder prepared these
editions with supplementary material providing
background on the texts, factual updates, and interpretation of Buckminster Fuller’s visionary ideas.
A Spontaneous Autobiographical Disclosure
Reprint, original 1963, 12 × 19 cm, 4 ¾ × 7 ½ in,
416 pages, 50 illustrations in b/w, paperback
2010, ISBN 978-3-03778-198-2, e
EUR 25.– GBP 20.– USD / CAD 30.–
Comprehensive Learning for
Emergent Humanity
Catherine Dumont d’Ayot, Tim Benton
Model and Prototype of an Ideal
Exhibition Space
Reprint, originals 1962–1979, 12 × 19 cm, 4 ¾ × 7 ½ in,
224 pages, 15 illustrations in b/w, paperback
2010, ISBN 978-3-03778-199-9, e
EUR 25.– GBP 20.– USD / CAD 30.–
Edited by the Institute of Historic Building
Research and Conservation, ETH Zürich
Le Corbusier’s Pavilion for Zurich explains
for the first time the significance of the pavilion,
which differs strongly from the beton brut of
Le Corbusier’s late work, in terms of its position
as one of the architect’s central and forwardlooking works.
Reprint, original 1969, 12 × 19 cm, 4 ¾ × 7 ½ in
152 pages, paperback
2008, ISBN 978-3-03778-126-5, e
2010, ISBN 978-3-03778-188-3, f
EUR 15.– GBP 15.– USD / CAD 20.–
Design: Integral Lars Müller
16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 224 pages
201 illustrations, hardcover
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-305-4, e
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-293-4, g
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-328-3, f
EUR 40.– GBP 35.– USD / CAD 50.–
Photographs by Hélène
Binet and Iwan Baan
Design: Integral Lars Müller
21 × 33 cm, 8 ¼ × 11 in, 128 pages
85 illustrations, hardcover
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-353-5, e
EUR 40.– GBP 33.–
USD /CAD 55.–
Aga Khan Award for
Architecture 2013
Zaha Hadid: Heydar Aliyev Center is devoted
to the new cultural centre in Baku designed by
Zaha Hadid in the Azerbaijani. Hadid won the competition in 2007 to realise her design comprising a
surface of fiberglass-reinforced concrete. Photographs by Hélène Binet and Iwan Baan display the
building in all its facets, making it possible to experience its formal, haptic, and spatial qualities.
The richly illustrated book presents the 2013
shortlist for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture
and the award recipients. Numerous essays
examine how architecture interacts with the life
of people who inhabit it.
Design: Integral Lars Müller and
Marie de Crécy
30 × 24 cm, 11 ¾ × 9 ½ in, 402 pages
615 illustrations, hardcover
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-405-1, e
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-406-8, f
EUR 60.– GBP 50.– USD / CAD 80.–
Felice Varini—Place by Place is the latest publication by the artist Felice Varini, constituting a reexamination of his complete oeuvre based on his
most recent works. His fascinating spatial installations make use of urban landscapes, walls, and
rooms as “screens” for abstract graphical projections, which the artist paints, draws, or fabricates
from materials such as adhesive tape. Accompanying the numerous illustrations is a text by Doris
von Drathen that situates the work in its art-historical context, as well as an interview she conducted
with the artist.
Edited by
Mohsen Mostafavi
Design: Integral Lars Müller
16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in
352 pages, 206 illustrations
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-378-8, e
EUR 38.– GBP 30.–
USD /CAD 50.–
Sean Lally
A Brief History of
Architecture to Come
Design: Integral Lars Müller
11.7 × 16.5 cm, 4 ½ × 6 ½ in
248 pages, 90 illustrations
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-393-1, e
EUR 24.– GBP 20.–
USD /CAD 32.–
Antonio Foscari
within Palladio’s Architecture
Malcontenta 1557–1575
Frescos within Palladio’s Architecture: Malcontenta
1557–1575 explores the superb fresco cycle of
La Malcontenta in the context of key political and
cultural events in Venice as well as the patrons’
family commitments between the late 1550s and
1570s. Antonio Foscari reveals ideological discrepancies in the iconography as well as themes that,
until now, have been undecipherable, and sheds
light on the stylistic evolution of Battista Zelotti,
the artist who is the protagonist of the whole cycle.
The Air from Other Planets is a book nostalgic for
the future, rooted in the belief that the architect’s
greatest attributes lie in the execution of the imagination, through speculations and projections of
worlds and environments yet to exist.
shAPing energies
Architecture’s shape ( the physical edges that control a person’s
movement, the spatial typologies that organize activities, and
the aesthetic qualities conveyed ) is created through a dialogue
between the building materials used and the human body’s ability
to detect the boundaries those materials produce. Particles
and waves of energy produce gradients of intensity, requiring
the human body’s sensory perception to be sensitive enough
to detect and respond to the properties of those more blurred
edge conditions. The shape of this architecture is a result of
a precise calibration between the senses of the human body and
the material energies that the body can perceive and come into
contact with.
m AT e r i A l e n e r g i e s
create gradient boundaries.
Arch iTecTu r e’s shAPe
is a dialogue between the material energies
and the body’s sensorial envelope.
Design: Integral Lars Müller
15 × 24 cm, 6 × 9 ½ in, 298 pages
270 illustrations, paperback
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-370-2, e
EUR 40.– GBP 35.– USD / CAD 50.–
s e n s o r i A l e n V e lo P e s
detect the gradient boundaries.
Architecture /Art
Graphic Expressions
between Design
and Art
Design: Sven Völker
16.5 × 21 cm, 6 ½ × 8 ¼ in
272 pages, 199 illustrations
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-412-9, e /g
EUR 30.– GBP 25.–
USD / CAD 40.–
Ken Miki
Learning to Design, Designing to Learn
Edited by Sven Völker, Burg Giebichenstein
University of Art and Design Halle
Art or design, designer or artist? Some Magazine
from Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and
Design in Halle tells of the intersection between
these two fields. The editorial team has focused
on the potential of visual forms of expression
for the publication Some Book.
Edited by Gerd Blum and Johan Frederik Hartle
With a foreword by Mike Guyer
Design: büro uebele
18 × 24 cm, 7 × 9 ½ in, 192 pages
38 illustrations, paperback
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-408-2, e / g
EUR 32.– GBP 27.–
USD / CAD 42.–
First Cuts shows 15 photographic appropriations
that artist Harald F. Müller realized in Switzerland’s
tallest building: the Prime Tower in Zürich,
designed by architects Gigon /Guyer.
With Apple, Ken Miki presents a complete basic
course in visual communication — all based on a
simple and familiar object: the apple.
The apple is used to illustrate the topics of form,
color, size, surface, texture, writing, line, body and
text — the fundamental elements a designer works
with. Addressing each theme based on this everyday object enables a playful approach that also
makes for highly effective learning. The book offers
inspiration for both, experienced graphic artists
and those less familiar with the world of design.
Design: Ken Miki
16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 164 pages
224 illustrations, paperback
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-386-3, e
EUR 32.– GBP 27.– USD / CAD 42.–
Edited by Ruedi Baur and Sébastien Thiéry
A project of the research series by Design2context
Jurek Wajdowicz
Design: Jennifer Sterling
29.5 × 38.1 cm, 11 ½ × 15 in
112 pages, 75 illustrations
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-410-5,
e / pol
EUR 60.– GBP 50.—
USD / CAD 80.–
Don’t Brand My Public Space! is a critical investigation of the visual strategies employed to brand
political territories. Isn’t it about time to look at their
often banal images as part of a crisis of political
representation? In the context of a revival of xenophobic propaganda and the degradation of places
into pure marketing products, it is possible to
recognize an increasingly theatrical, unquestioned
production of public signs and symbols.
With a foreword by Fred Ritchin
Polish-born photographer Jurek Wajdowicz’s book
luxuriates the viewer with both saturated and minimalist images that float between abstraction and
reality. The largeness of this limited-edition publication, reminiscent of a gallery space, envelopes the
reader and creates a pause for each image.
Design: Ruedi Baur and Maria Roszkowska
16.5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 288 pages
1669 illustrations, paperback
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-348-1, e
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-354-2, f
EUR 40.– GBP 33.– USD / CAD 55.–
Lars Müller
Homage to a Typeface
Edited by the Museum of Design Zürich
With an Essay by Kiyonori Muroga
“ Helvetica is the perfume of the city.”
Lars Müller
Posters circulated in Japan simultaneously with
the country’s swift reconstruction and economic
revival after the Second World War. Until today,
the Japanese poster functions most notably as a
highly aesthetic image advertisement and indoor
medium, presupposing the conception of the
designer as an artist.
Design: Integral Lars Müller
16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 112 pages
137 illustrations, paperback
2014, ISBN 978-3-03778-422-8, e / g
EUR 28.– GBP 24.– USD/CAD 40.–
This book sings the praises of this shift-worker
and solo entertainer of typefaces, of its forgotten
creator and all those who have contributed
to its unparalleled international march of triumph
over the past forty years.
Design: Integral Lars Müller
12 × 16 cm, 4 ¾ × 6 ¼ in, 256 pages
400 illustrations, paperback
2002, ISBN 978-3-03778-046-6, e
EUR 19.– GBP 15.– USD / CAD 25.–
Josef Müller-Brockmann
Story of a Typeface
Edited by Museum of Design Zürich
With essays by Catherine de Smet and Lars Müller
Edited by Lars Müller and Victor Malsy
Designed in 1957, the Helvetica font is an icon
of Swiss graphic design. This publication retraces
Helvetica’s history, compares it to the sans
serif fonts of the twentieth century, and examines
the phenomenon of its unparalleled spread.
Illustrations show a multitude of ways the font
has been used from a wide variety of fields — from
signal design to party flyers.
Josef Müller-Brockmann’s graphics have left a
lasting mark on Swiss visual communication. His
posters demonstrate how a sober, formally reduced
language works best for conveying a universal,
timeless message. This book presents selected
posters and places them in the context of their
own time while also examining the validity of his
solutions from today’s point of view.
Design: Integral Lars Müller
16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 96 pages
114 illustrations, paperback
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-392-4, e / g
EUR 28.– GBP 24.– USD /CAD 40.–
Design: Victor Malsy
and Lars Müller
with Integral Lars Müller
19 × 26 cm, 7 ½ × 10 ¼ in, 160 pages
150 illustrations, hardcover
2009, ISBN 978-3-03778-121-0, e
2008, ISBN 978-3-03778-120-3, g
EUR 30.– GBP 30.– USD / CAD 49.–
Andri Pol
European Organization for Nuclear Research
With an essay by Peter Stamm
and a text by Rolf Heuer
Design: Integral Lars Müller
16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in
528 pages, 340 illustrations
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-396-2, e
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-296-5, g
EUR 45.– GBP 38.–
USD / CAD 60.–
Is democracy the best form of government?
What are the hallmarks of a good democracy?
Democracy: An Ongoing Challenge uses the
power of images to complement text, resulting in a
compendium of the history and development of
democracy, and offering insight into contemporary
Edited by Walter Kälin, Judith Wyttenbach,
and Lars Müller
Design: Integral Lars Müller
16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in
720 pages, 500 illustrations
2004, ISBN 978-3-03778-017-6, e
EUR 45.– GBP 45.–
USD / CAD 60.–
2008, ISBN 978-3-03778-114-2, g
EUR 30.– GBP 30.–
USD / CAD 50.–
“ All men are born free and have an equal right
to freedom,” states the UN Convention on Human
Rights. And yet reality looks rather different:
everywhere people are tortured and executed.
The Face of Human Rights attempts to present
all aspects of human rights visually and make
them tangible.
A Visual Reader
of Climate Change
Edited by René Schwarzenbach, Lars Müller,
Christian Rentsch, and Klaus Lanz
In collaboration with the Department of
Environmental Sciences, ETH Zürich
Design: Andri Pol and Integral Lars Müller
20 × 27.5 cm, 7 ¾ × 10 ¾ in, 432 pages
295 illustrations, paperback
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-275-0, English
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-262-0, German
EUR 50.– GBP 40.– USD / CAD 65.–
Andri Pol, born 1961, is an internationally acclaimed Swiss
photographer who, in his work, seeks out the remarkable
in the everyday. He has published several books, including
the bestseller Grüezi—Seltsames aus dem Heidiland (2006)
and Where is Japan (2009).
For most people, locations that hold a particular
importance for the development of our society and
for the advancement of science and technology
remain hidden from view. CERN, the European
Organization for Nuclear Research, is best known
for its giant particle accelerator. Here researchers
take part in a diverse array of fundamental physical research, in the pursuit of knowledge that will
perhaps one day revolutionize our understanding
of the universe and life on our planet. The Swiss
photographer Andri Pol has mixed with this multicultural community of researchers and followed
their work over an extended period of time. In
doing so he has created a unique portrait of this
fascinating world.
An essay by writer Peter Stamm, who visited CERN
and spoke to numerous scientists, completes the
book alongside a text by Rolf Heuer, general director of CERN. This volume offers a unique glimpse
of the human side of top-level research.
Edited by NCCR Democracy, Hanspeter Kriesi,
Lars Müller
Design: Integral Lars Müller
16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in
576 pages
307 illustrations, hardcover
2012, ISBN 978-3-03778-245-3, e
2011, ISBN 978-3-03778-244-6, g
EUR 45.– GBP 40.–
USD / CAD 65.–
For Climate’s Sake! sets itself the goal of conveying the knowledge revealed by current climate
research in a manner that is both concise and
Edited by Lars Müller, Klaus Lanz, Christian
Rentsch, and René Schwarzenbach
Design: Integral Lars Müller
16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in
536 pages, 301 illustrations
2006, ISBN 978-3-03778-018-3, e
2006, ISBN 978-3-03778-015-2, g
EUR 45.– GBP 45.–
USD / CAD 60.–
Industrialization and population growth have
brought about a global water crisis. One billion
people have no reliable access to clean drinking
water; two billion live in precarious hygienic
conditions. Social, ecological, political, and
economic conflicts obstruct efforts to resolve
the global water crisis. Water is an instrument
of power.
Takahiro Kurashima
Flower Works by Makoto Azuma
Photographed by Shunsuke Shiinoki
Inspired by Seesaw, an earlier book from Lars
Müller Publishers, the Japanese designer Takahiro
Kurashima has established with Poemotion 1 a
link to the motif of a “School of Seeing” in a playful
and at the same time minimalist way.
Edited by Kyoko Wada
Encyclopedia of Flowers is a visual exploration
of the breathtaking floral arrangements by Makoto
Azuma. With his photographs, Shunsuke Shiinoki
exposes the flowers’ tenuous existence, continuous
metamorphoses, and inevitable decay. The book
immerses the reader in a universe of beauty while
at the same time addressing dichotomies such as
durability and vanity, artificiality and nature, hybrid
culture and environmental change.
The bestseller is now available in a high quality
hardcover edition.
Design: Takahiro Kurashima, Junji Hata
17 × 23 cm, 6 ¾ × 9 in, 64 pages
30 illustrations, hardcover with moiré film
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-407-5, e
EUR 20.– GBP 15.– USD /CAD 25.–
Design: Takahiro Kurashima
17 × 23 cm, 6 ¾ × 9 in, 64 pages
30 illustrations, hardcover with moiré film
2013, ISBN 978-3-03778-351-1, e
EUR 20.– GBP 15.– USD /CAD 25.–
Design: Kenya Hara
16.5 × 24.8 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ¾ in, 512 pages
203 color illustrations
paperback in transparent slipcase
2012, ISBN 978-3-03778-313-9, English
EUR 58.– GBP 50.– USD / CAD 85.–
Takahiro Kurashima
Mazza – aus der feinen Küche Syriens
The interactive book object Poemotion 2 is a
color sequel to Takahiro Kurashima’s popular title
Poemotion from Lars Müller Publishers. The
abstract graphic patterns in this slim volume start
to move as soon as the reader overlays them
with the special film enclosed: moiré effects create
complex shapes, make circles start to spin, and
set graphic patterns vibrating. The observer
discovers playfully how optical overlaps between
colorful figures and shapes come about, are set
in motion, and then disappear again.
Edited by Elias Hanna Saliba
Hanna Saliba ranks among the most innovative
restaurateurs in Germany. His restaurant Saliba
in Hamburg is renowned far beyond the city’s
borders. Hans Hansen, Pierre Mendell, and the
publisher developed the concept for this book
together with Saliba as an expression of their
enthusiasm for Arab cuisine. Arabic calligraphy
complements the feast for the eyes and makes
the book much more than a collection of recipes.
Design: Pierre Mendell
15.4 × 21.6 cm, 6 × 8 ½ in, 176 pages
49 illustrations, hardcover
1999, ISBN 978-3-907078-98-3
German /Arabic
EUR 25.– GBP 25.–
USD/CAD 40.–
E-books for the iPad
by Lars Müller Publishers
The Medicalization of Architecture
Co-published by CCA, Montréal
Edited by Giovanna Borasi and Mirko Zardini
ISBN 978-3-03778-287-3, English
ISBN 978-3-03778-288-0, French
EUR 14.99 GBP 11.99 USD 19.99
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Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi with Gareth Doherty,
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
E-book available in 11 volumes:
Volume 01− Why Ecological Urbanism? Why now?
ISBN 978-3-03778-330-6, English
Volume 02−Anticipate
ISBN 978-3-03778-359-7, English
Volume 03—Collaborate
ISBN 978-3-03778-360-3, English
Volume 04—Sense
ISBN 978-3-03778-361-0, English
Volume 05—Curate
ISBN 978-3-03778-362-7, English
Volume 06—Produce
ISBN 978-3-03778-363-4, English
Volume 07—Interact
ISBN 978-3-03778-364-1, English
Volume 08—Mobilize
ISBN 978-3-03778-365-8, English
Volume 09—Measure
ISBN 978-3-03778-366-5, English
Volume 10−Adapt
ISBN 978-3-03778-367-2, English
Volume 11—Incubate
ISBN 978-3-03778-368-9, English
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