The Brandenburg Culture Foundation has a new home for its art museum within one of the most beautiful power stations of the Twenties. The listed brick building ?originally designed by Werner Issel? has been carefully converted by Anderhalten Architekten to provide excellent exhibition spaces. A new book that explores the historical background, describes the building process and presents the final result has just been published by Jovis Verlag www.jovis.de.
SV Associates were asked to design the book after successfully completing the museum sign system earlier this year. The designer Nick Kapica assumed the role of author, developing the initial concept, selecting the content and providing the structure for Falk Jaeger to write the texts. All of the large format photography is by Ursula Böhmer www.ursulaboehmer.de who documented the entire building process. This is the fourth book by SV Associates where the designers have taken the responsibility of author, designing for a wide audience and not solely architects.
The first section contains images printed in two Pantone inks, Black 7 and Cool grey 11 on uncoated paper, the building process is illustrated in full colour on uncoated paper and the final section is of full colour images from the completed building on coated paper. This careful paper selection, attention to image quality and typographic detail ensure an enhanced reader experience.
The hardback book measures 21 x 29,7 cm, has 64 pages and 91 images, all texts are in English and German. ISBN 978-3-939633-82-2