Progressive Design in the Midwest
Progressive Design in the Midwest
Progressive Design in the Midwest
Progressive Design in the Midwest
Progressive Design in the Midwest
Progressive Design in the Midwest
Progressive Design in the Midwest

Progressive Design in the Midwest

Deb Miner, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2000

Description

This book is a visual and verbal tour of the Purcell-Cutts house, the “crown-jewel” of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ Prairie School collection. We wanted this to be a unique combination of historical account, house tour and museum guide, a book that captures the modern, innovative spirit of the Prairie School—typified by the often horizontal, geometric and organic qualities of the architecture and design of the time. This was done in several ways: through the book’s format (square when closed, horizontal when open); the title “box” on the cover that’s “transparent”; the low, horizontal, open format of the spreads with photos occasionally breaking out; the use of airy letterspacing of modern sans serif type in combination with more traditional serif type; and the creation of a sensory book rather than a purely academic catalogue.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2000
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Deb Miner
Art director/designer
Deb Miner
Production coordinator
Donald Leurquin
Trim size
9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Pages
200
Quantity printed
7,500
Compositor
Deb Miner
Typefaces
Bembo, Futura, Copperplate
Printer/binder
Snoek-Ducaju & Zoon
Papers
Japanese, 300 gsm Invercote Creatto cover, 170 gsm Japanese machine-coated matte text
Binding method
Smythe-sewn
Author
Jennifer Komar Olivarez
Publisher
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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