Stills, Wiel Arets Book

Stills: Wiel Arets, a timeline of ideas, articles and interviews 1982-2010 accompanied an exhibition of the same name on the dutch architect Wiel Arets. It collects in chronological order texts written by him, about him, and interviews with him; his own texts are set in a single column, with the remaining pages set in two. The book's typography reflects the chronology of its content; dates form chapters, and within each year a series of texts and images of built projects combine, forming a timeline. Each chapter's title has been graphically deconstructed on spreads of silver, with each year becoming whole as the chapters, or years, progress, with 2010 completing this de- and re-construction. Images unfold along this horizontal timeline of words, silently streaming through text. Because the entire book is printed in black and silver-grey, pictures slip into their appropriate, supportive role. An open spine and triple-thickness covers provides the book with its required stiffness.

Client: Wiel Arets Architects, Photography: Jan Bitter, Year: 2011, Format: 170 x 240 mm, Publisher: nai010, Printer: robstolk amsterdam, Nominated: Best Dutch Book Design 2011