Sam Francis, one of the world’s preeminent Abstract Expressionists, first traveled to Japan in 1957. There, the Californian painter quickly established studios and residences and became active in a circle of avant-garde artists, writers, filmmakers, architects, and composers. This first full-length monograph, published in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Musuem of Art, explores an important aspect of postwar art: the dialogue between Eastern and Western sensibilities that prefigured the global interconnectedness and cross-cultural exchange of our own era.
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The “25 Most Beautiful German Books of 2020” have been chosen and we are thrilled that Scheidegger & Spiess is represented with Jürg Düblin’s historical study In Stalins Reich. Die Moskauer Jahre des Architekten und Städteplaners Hans Schmidt 1930–1937, designed by Beat Keusch and Anna Klokow / BKVK, Basel. The Jury’s verdict: “Does this book feel surprisingly recent because of the timeless validity of classical modernism? Or is it an accomplishment of skillful design – exceeding its pure function, like a visual language – to communicate meaning through form?”
The bookstore Never Stop Reading is located in Zurich's old town, only a few steps from the Kunsthaus, the University, and ETH. The store features a broad range of international publications on architecture, photography, art, and design, as well as a section of general-interest English books. The new spaces can be used for small exhibitions and we'll be hosting a diverse program of book launches, readings, panel discussions . . . We're looking forward to seeing you there!
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