Composition as Explanation
Composition as Explanation
Composition as Explanation
Composition as Explanation
Composition as Explanation
Composition as Explanation
Composition as Explanation

Composition as Explanation

Doyle Partners, New York, New York, 2005

Description

Photographer Victor Schrager is a master at reinventing his visual vocabulary. This book explores the world of books as volumes of their own, stripped of identity and context—freed of their literal meanings and messages—he releases them into the world as bouquets of color and structure, form and composition. His library becomes a luminous landscape to inhabit; his architecture is ideas. Our role as designers on this project was a simple and straightforward one: get out of his way!

Juror Notes

A beautiful book about the beauty of the book form. Typographically free cover and unembellished cloth self cover underscore this idea. Interior design lets photographs shine. A book of photographs of books that ask, how do we see books? For these books, no words are necessary.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2005
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Doyle Partners
Creative director
Stephen Doyle
Designer
Staci MacKenzie
Jacket designer
Stephen Doyle
Photographer
Victor Schrager
Trim size
8.25 x 10 inches
Pages
64
Quantity printed
1,500
Typeface
Scala
Printer
Steidl
Jacket printer
Steidl
Paper
Gardapat Kiara, 150g
Binding method
Perfect
Publisher/client
Edwynn Houk Gallery
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