Rewriting Architecture

10+1 Actions, Tabula Scripta

Book coverRewriting Architecture
Book coverRewriting Architecture
Book coverRewriting Architecture
Book coverRewriting Architecture

Student research from the Tabula Scripta research group has been collated in an extremely classy way in this series of cahiers. The way these have been arranged here shows great dexterity, as each cahier is unique within the whole. This bundling of sections was a good reason to opt for an open-spine binding throughout. The cold gluing has been correctly carried out – no mean feat in such a (nicely) rigid book, with considerable weight differences in the papers used.

The whole has been subjected to a marvellous edit. The sophisticated grid and the pleasant paper types result in lots of variation, create a block that is easy to navigate through and at the same time make for a far from monotone book. The graphical cover is most attractive, layered both in form and in print. The jacket folded in the American style is itself a waste sheet for the body. This sheet has been screen- printed with fields of opaque white, which have been overprinted in red and black. The title is a cut-out in the red field, so this appears in white. In addition to being an intelligent solution, this results in a range of different, exciting and unique covers. Demonstrating exactly the kind of professional skill the research group has been studying closely all these years.

Edition: 2020
Date of publication: November 2020
Author: Floris Alkemade, Michiel van Iersel, Mark Minkjan, Jarrik Ouburg (eds.)
Language: English
Translator: Leo Reijnen
Final editor: Els Brinkman, Leo Reijnen, Astrid Vorstermans
Image editor: Sarah van der Giesen
Publisher: Valiz ism Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Available through: Bookshop, webshop
Graphic designer: Haller Brun (Amsterdam)
Lithographer: Wilco Art Books (Mariska Bijl), Amsterdam
Printer: Wilco Art Books, Amersfoort
Binder: Wilco Art Books, Amersfoort
Size book block (w x h x d in mm): 170 x 240 x 35
Number of pages: 430
Print run: 2000
Price: € 29.50
ISBN: 978-94-92095-70-1
Font and foundry: Neue Haas Unica Pro (Monotype), Suisse Works (Swiss Typefaces), Monospace 821 (Linotype)
Binding style: Sewn hardback with front and back cover of 4 pages sewn in. Transparently glued-off spine (cold glue). Dust jacket folded in American style, printed on both sides
Paper for interior (grammage): 90gsm Munken Print White 18, 80gsm UPM Sol Mat, 320gsm Rigical bulle miel, Arctic Paper, Igepa
Material cover (grammage): 320gms Rigical bulle miel, Igepa
Special features: Interior printed in CMYK + mixture of Pantone 032 and 805; every dust jacket is unique: the waste paper of the interior is screenprinted in opaque white, black text and red fields are printed over this in offset; every chapter has 32 pages preceded by a glued-in cardboard title page. Printing: conventional offset