Wednesday, December 2, 2009
My third choice is a combination of the first two books. I’ve found it in the art section, although it is called ‘Film design’. I think it’s a little bit odd that it’s placed there but it’s exactly what I was looking for. First of all, it’s an A4 sized book, just like the previous ones. My first book was about television and film and my second book was about photography and film. The book of my last choice explains how a film is built up in all the little photographic images. What immediately attracted me in this book, are the many pages with patterns. It looks very graphic and that corresponds to my first book. All three books together are a kind of package with photography and film and how they are connected.
798.7 Arx 1
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
This book has such a dull, ugly cover (standard A4 size) that there must be some very nice photographs inside to compensate it. Or at least, that’s what I thought while choosing this book. Unfortunately I was disappointed when I opened it. Way too much text in a very small typeface and not enough images. Although, I have to say that the few images that are there, are quite okay.
It’s interesting that someone designed this, someone published this, someone bought this book.., even when it looks so unattractive. In this case, I think that the unattractiveness is the attractiveness. The layout works for this book.
The book is about an exhibition in Stedelijk Museum in 1981 and contains mainly photographs. People who went to the exhibition probably like the book. So do I, just because it is so different from all the other books. I’ve never seen such an ugly book in my life. The connection with my first choice is that this book is about photography which is in a state that it turns into film.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I see a cool picture of a weird looking eye on the cover, printed in funky colors. A small text on the bottom says that it is about television work and graphic designs. It grabs my attention, and I’m very surprised when there is so little text and so many pictures in this book. This is exciting, as there is nothing worse than a book with too much text when it is supposed to have more images. Sometimes images say more than words.
I really like the colors the artist used in his work. It reminds me of the work of Storm Thorgerson, who has made a big range of videoclips and designs for vinyl’s of Pink Floyd and other great artists of that time. (see picture attached)
It is good to know that the reason why I paid attention to this book at first is, that it has a very special size: it’s very thin, a4-sized.
But the coolest thing about this book has yet to come; it has been exactly 9 years and 2 days since someone lent this book from the library. This was one of the main reasons to pick this book. I can’t believe nobody has been interested in this book for such a long time.
Jaap Drupsteen: televisiewerk en grafische ontwerpen
754.5 Cat 8