Article Number: 151
Hard Cover, German, Staple Binding, 1900
Gabriëlle Schleijpen, Jorinde Seijdel, Bert Taken

Monte Verità (1) & (2)

(1) or how artists have always wanted to create fluid, boundary-free practices and dynamic interacti

Studium Generale offers an annual lecture program that addresses the students of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. The program is also open to the public.

For the academic year 2008-2009 numerous speakers were invited to present a guest lecture. Under this year's overarching title Monte Verità (1) and (2) the accompanying two booklets present seven lecture series each.

The designers chose to play with the physical structure of the book in order to facilitate different ways of reading.

Monte Verità (1) is introduced by one signature with summaries of the seven lecture series. The following closed signatures divides the reading as well as the series by date. The students could read about the lectures taking place week by week.

Monte Verità (2) presents the seven lecture series as seven booklets in one book. The design reflects on various ways of comparing content in books. Seven covers with blurbs as spreads introduce the series, followed by seven lists of contents. The book continues with each series presenting it's lectures in 'fake' signatures wrapped with overprinted grey end papers.

(Both booklets come with an integrated stamp card for lecture attendance.)