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book (design) story #240

roland martin, max bill:
griechenland

office du livre, fribourg, 1966
printer: buri druck, bern / héliographia s.a., lausanne
size: 22 x 22 cm
designer: marcel wyss

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this book on greece is part of an architectural book series published between 1964-1971 in german and french language. it was edited by henri stierlin who also contributed the photographs to this volume.

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the graphic design of the book series is by marcel wyss (*1930), a bern-based designer/artist who is best known as the editor/publisher of the magazine "spirale" in the 1950-60s; wyss also designed book 85.

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in the foreword max bill (1908-1994) explains what greek architecture means to him.

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the book design is classically "swiss". one interesting detail: the page numbers are placed asymmetrically in the text sections, but symmetrically in the photo sections. the gravure-printed pictures are beautiful.

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