In April the renowned contemporary arist Markus Raetz sadly passed away. He had already participated in the documenta early on in his career and worked with Harald Szeemann on the legendary exhibition When Attitue Becomes Form, was awarded the Gerhard Altenbourg Prize and the Prix Meret Oppenheim and represented Switzerland at the Venice Biennale. In 2016 Rainer Michael Mason published the comprehensive Catalogue Raisonnée of his prints-nearly a thousand pages long, the two-volume work has become an importance reference on the manifaceted oeuvre of this great Swiss artist.
Markus Raetz. The Prints 1951–2013
The Bundesamt für Kultur announced the winners of this year's competition of The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2019, and we are very happy that 500 Jahre Zürcher Reformation. Das Jubiläumsbuch was chosen among the 19 winners from a total of 362 submissions.
Congratulations to the designers Teo Schifferli, Olivia Wünsche, and Rafayel Sdanewitsch, to Barbara Weber, Andreas Koller, and Martin Heller and everyone else who contributed to this success!
We are delighted that books from both Scheidegger & Spiess and Park Books were honored among the ten best architectural books in this year’s DAM Architectural Book Award: The Giedion World and Baku – Oil and Urbanism.
Congratulations to the designers Diego Bontognali and Valeria Bonin from Bonbon, as to Bruno Margreth and Martina Brassel, and to all others who have contributed to this success!
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