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Heimat Moderne book

architecture; art; book; literature; music; urbanism; yellow;
Book design and layout of »Heimat Moderne«, a 416 page hard bound book, documenting the cultural festival 'Heimat, Moderne – Experimentale 1, Leipzig 2005'.

The architectural heritage of post-war Modernism greatly influences the identity of our cities. A total of 60 percent of all urban construction stems from the postwar era and in many cities these functional buildings have long since become a nuisance in the cityscape. This leads to the question of how to handle this inheritance? »Heimat Moderne« documents and elaborates through numerous discussions, pictures and essays the multifaceted aspects of this debate carried out by artists, architects, urban planners, musicians, film directors and publicists. The project was supported by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes.

With the design of the book we sought to establish a playful dialogue between the old and the future perception of east-german visual culture, illustrating the confrontation of ‘Heimat’, Modernism and the experimental.

Editor: Katja Heinecke and Jan Wenzel for Experimentale e.V.
Format: 160 x 220 mm, clothbound, 3 paper types, thread-stitched, 416 pages, 149 b/w and 112 colour ill., offset.

ISBN 978-3-936314-79-3




Leipzig, DE

Heimat Moderne book

Experimentale e.V. Leipzig

Cooperative venture/culture festival initiated by various institutions and independent groups in Leipzig

Participating organizations: GfZK Leipzig, Büro für Urbane Projekte, Forum Zeitgenössischer Musik Leipzig e.V., niko.31/1990ff, Schauspielhaus Leipzig


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