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kyoto ddd gallery The 202nd Exhibition Lars Müller BOOKS Analogue Reality

April 10, 2015 - May 30, 2015

Design by Sebastian Fehr
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100 books convey an impression of the themes and formal concerns that shape
the world of the Swiss publisher and designer Lars Müller. Since 1983, he has
been presenting books on architecture, design, typography, photography, and
social issues that impress with their consistently high design quality. Müller is
selective in his choice of content and equally stringent in his search for the
appropriate form and materials for its presentation. He sets limits that reveal his
own creative convictions as a designer while also expressing his rootedness in
the tradition of modern Swiss graphic design. The 100 books are arranged in the
exhibition according to thematic and formal criteria. Visitors have a chance to
both see and touch them and hence to participate in a debate on where the book
stands in todayfs changing media world. For Lars Müller, one thing is clear:
There is no digital replacement in sight for the book and its comforting physicality,
its formal variety, and the sensuality of its perception. Thus, the book well
deserves our continued attention and the confidence placed in it by the best
designers and thinkers in all cultures.


kyoto ddd gallery
April 10 (Fri) to May 30 (Sat), 2015
10, Uzumasa Kamikeibu-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto 616-85331
Tel. 075-871-1480
Opening hours: 11:00am – 7:00pm (until 6:00pm on Saturdays)
Closed on Sundays and holidays
Admission free


Helvetica Homage to a Typeface

Peter Zumthor Works

Jasper Morrison Every but the walls

Josef MÜller-Brockmann@Designer


The Face of Human Rights

Felice Varini Points of View


Max Billfs View of Things

Helvetica Forever

Neue Grafik


Lars Müller was born in Norway in 1955. He moved to Switzerland in 1963 and
studied graphic design in Zurich from 1975 to 1979. In 1981, he worked as
assistant to Wim Crouwel at the legendary Total Design agency in Amsterdam.
Crouwel awakened his interest in books and book design. While working as a
self-employed graphic designer, Müller founded his publishing house in Baden,
Switzerland, in 1983, focusing on books on architecture, design, typography, art,
and photography. Josef Müller-Brockmann was his exacting teacher, and also a
friend. With a team of ten employees, the Lars Müller design studio and
publishing house are today based in Zurich. A passionate educator since 1985,
Müller has taught at various universities in Switzerland and Europe and since
2009 as a guest lecturer at Harvard Universityfs Graduate School of Design. He
is currently the international president of AGI, Alliance Graphique Internationale.

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