Anja Lutz: Marginalia





Anja Lutz

112 pages
92 illustrations
245 x 330 mm
Open back thread bound with dust jacket
Anja Lutz // Book Design
ISBN 978-3-941644-00-7
EUR 28,00
steirischer herbst

MARGINALIA draws our attention to the overlooked elements that coexist in carefully designed books. Removing the text and images from a selection of art books designed by Anja Lutz in close collaboration with the individual artists reveals the nondescript details: the margins, the edges, the backgrounds, the spaces between the lines …

Each book is unique in its choice of format, material, layout, composition, and rhythm. The selected pages underwent a process of transformation in which Lutz dissected them with surgical precision, layer by layer, removing their vital parts and revealing their skeletons – the actual support of the content. The results are filigree grids, fragments of images, and traces of the layout that form intricately layered compositions of voids, exposing the hidden relationships between the pages.

MARGINALIA is an investigation into the anatomy of books – the physical object, its materiality, and inner structure. It is an attempt at mediating the emptiness. The quiet and yet eloquent remaining spaces seem to have their own language – that of an abstract visual poetry of books.

MARGINALIA is a personal interpretation of the books designed by Anja Lutz with and for the following artists: Kader Attia, Sonia Boyce, Angela Bulloch, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Christine Hill, Hannah Höch, Hella Jongerius, Loriot, J. Mayer H., Laercio Redondo, Julian Rosefeldt, Lawrence Weiner amongst many more.


Florence Loewy / books
2–16 December 2017
Opening: Saturday, 2 December, 6:00 pm
9–11 rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris
Tuesday–Saturday 2:00 to 7:00 pm

Haus am Waldsee @ Bikini
13 February–11 March 2018
Opening: Tuesday, 13 February, 6:00–8:00 pm
Artist talk: Wednesday, 28 February, 6:30 pm
Bikini Berlin 2. floor roof terrace
Budapester Straße 46, 10787 Berlin
Monday–Saturday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

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