Caught: The Art of Photography in the German Democratic Republic

Caught: The Art of Photography in the German Democratic Republic

University of California Press, Oakland, California, 1997

Description

This collection of powerful images by fifty-five East German photographers demanded a reconsideration of all aspects of the design. The need for duotones and fine paper on a small print run precluded a large-format book. Instead, a 7 x 10 trim was reduced to near-square dimensions, offering an unusual shape and surrounding both horizontal and vertical images with similar blocks of white space. Staggered placement allows the varied images to be viewed independently. Typography adheres to a clean, ordered grid with occasional modern twists, acknowledging the mixed influences of the era from which the photos originate.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 1997
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
University of California Press
Graphic designer
Nola Burger
Editor
Karl Gernot Kuehn
Typefaces
Adobe Granjon, Univers Condensed (Light and Bold)
Printer
Tien Wah Press
Paper
135 gsm Matte
Publisher/client
University of California Press
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