Description : This book presents a number of experimental projects in communication design as a symbolic and public practice. It proceeds from a critical position vis-à-vis the customary mediation of information--a position more necessary than ever, now that design operates so prominently in the entertaining and marketing spectacle organized by the neo-liberal world order as an instrument for the colonization of human existence. Unlike the classic form of visual communication, the dialogic approach is a connective model of visual rhetoric with a polemic nature and polyphonic visual form--a storytelling structure that seeks to reveal the opposing elements of the message and opts for active interpretation by the spectator.
Description : St. Jan’s Church in Gouda is one of the few churches in the world today that still retains stained glass in all its windows. Of the seventy-two windows on display throughout the gothic church, sixty-one date back to the sixteenth century. In this gorgeous volume, R. A. Bosch provides full-page reproductions of each of the seventy-two windows as well as several high-resolution images of the windows in detail. Accompanying each image is a comprehensive explanation of the themes and historical contexts depicted in each window.
Description : Since the early 1990s Krijn de Koning has been creating site-specific sculptures--many of them temporary--out of floors, walls and corridors. His pieces are sometimes vividly colored, at other times immaculately white, but they always relate to and are informed by the surrounding space. Examining how the architectonic environment as a material reality influences our mental state, de Koning's work raises important questions about how architecture conditions and contains us. The most ambitious and comprehensive publication on the artist to date, Krijn de Koningexamines his work from 1993 to the present. The book includes essays by French artist Daniel Buren, art critic Michel Gauthier and writer Bas Heijne, as well as an interview with the artist.