This publication appeared in the course of the 55th Biennale di Venezia in 2013. Based on hitherto unpublished photographs, plans and correspondence from public and private archives, this scholarly 540-page bilingual publication presents the first comprehensive synopsis of Austria’s participations in the art biennials since 1895.
The graphical concept and editorial structure arise in a close dialogue between the editors and the design team, with ideas concerning the formal concept influencing the ordering of content and vice versa. Different material properties and page formats inside the book lend structure to the comprehensive, detailed information and assist the division.
The object nature of the book is a reminiscence of the Austrian pavilion in Venice. The relief of the building is reflected in an embossed design on the cover, while the form and colouring of the building are integral constituents of the overall graphical concept.
The book was voted one of the most beautiful Austrian books of 2013.