Dubravka Sekulić

Glotzt Nicht so Romantisch! On Extralegal Space in Belgrade

Book coverGlotzt Nicht so Romantisch! On Extralegal Space in Belgrade
Book coverGlotzt Nicht so Romantisch! On Extralegal Space in Belgrade
Book coverGlotzt Nicht so Romantisch! On Extralegal Space in Belgrade
Book coverGlotzt Nicht so Romantisch! On Extralegal Space in Belgrade

What a wonderful little book: it lies beautifully in the hand, it’s easy to leaf through, and altogether it radiates a modest, pleasant quality, with exactly the right paper and an excellent flexible cover.

The contents are not quite so readily assimilated, but they are intriguing nonetheless. The book turns out to be a student project on the subject of roof extensions in Belgrade. In effect it is almost a kind of tourist guide, which is why the form is so suited to the content.

What we have here is a guide with plenty of text that has been designed to be agreeably legible and readable, with a solid yet far from coarse font, and illustrated here and there with a fairly pale photograph that nevertheless succeeds in not sinking into the grey.

The book’s intriguing title is incorporated into the cover photo so that for practical purposes the front cover consists only of the photo. The title itself, it turns out, is a quotation from Berthold Brecht. Cover and interior form a single complete unit, proof that quality is not always a matter of money but mainly of making choices.

Edition: 2012
Language: English
Publisher / commissioner: Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
Designer: Žiga Testen
Lithographer: Jan van Eyck Academie (Jo Frenken)
Printer: Cassochrome, Waregem (B)
Binder: Handboekbinderij Geertsen, Nijmegen
Dimensions: 108 x 175 x 16
Amount of pages: 224 p.
Number of copies: 500
Price: € 15
ISBN: 978 90 72076 66 3
Font and foundry: Lido
Binding style: unsewn soft cover, cold glued
Material: 70gsm Munken Print White 1.5 (interior), 150gsm Munken Print White 1.5 (cover)