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A book in the form of an exhibition

einBuch.haus considers books as art objects which can be curated and presented in exhibition formats, providing immersive experience between people, objects and spaces.

The artbook platform ‘einBuch.haus’ offers regular events with a specific artbook concept of selected book in the field of arts and design. Each exhibition or event refers to one book, along with contents and related materials.

With an interdisciplinary approach, einBuch.haus are challenged to communicate both material and visual aspects of reading experience by twisting the form and structural interpretation of a book.

A building has its blueprint, frame and materials to become a building, a book also has its own systematic structure such as text, grid and texture to become a book. As if a cluster of buildings form a community where a cultural interplay may begin, the books in the exhibition organised by einBuch.haus encourage the audience to extend their three-dimensional reading experience to become a part of it.

We also have a bookshop to stock experimental books from all over the world, especially from Asia and Europe. The online store ‘einBuch.shop’ is here.

 

 

Aphelion von Robert Steinmüller (image: Robert Steinmüller)
Aphelion von Robert Steinmüller (image: Robert Steinmüller)
Current

Robert Steinmüller

Aphelion

Opening
15 October, 2020
Duration
15 - 31 October, 2020
Vernissage

Thursday 15. Okt
19 – 22 Uhr

The artist talk has been postponed, but the designer will be present in the exhibition opening.

Online Artist Talk

Saturday. 24. Oct
15 – 16 hr

Due to the current situation, we’ve postponed our artist talk to 24. October and as in a virtual format.
The talk runs in English.

ZOOM Meeting ID: 997 9332 8104
Password: EINBUCH14

Online Talk via ZOOM
einBuch #14

Aphelion
Robert Steinmüller

BUCH und Grafik, 2019

13,5cm x 19,5cm, 1152 pages

First Edition
Signed and numbered
Edition: 20
out of stock

Second Edition
Signed and numbered
Edition: 16

 

*The book ‘Aphelion’ has been awarded by Stiftung Buchkunst for the ‘Förderpreis für junge Buchgestaltung’ this year.

To Collect
Concept

“A book of epic depth – it makes the infinite of space tangible with your hands.”
– Stiftung Buchkunst

The universe is unfathomable. It’s beyond our human imagination. And yet it is our ‘outer space’ in which our earth orbits the sun somewhere – our solar system. It’s tiny compared to the rest of the universe. And yet vast.

Can this ratio be made measurable? What happens if you transfer the aphelion of all eight planets to the sun in one book? How many pages does this book have? Can you turn the pages? And above all, which emptiness will fill these endless book pages?

If you open the book, the reader will see nothing but stars. Just the sun can be spotted on the first page. In the footer, a continuous quotation begins that accompanies the entire book as a voice from the off. The reader wanders through the firmament and the book pages and indeed – there they are – the eight planets of our solar system! Distributed in distance and space. For example, when the ribbon page marker marks the earth, it’s amazing to see the enormity of the panorama, because around 85 percent of the more than 1,100 book pages, are still in front of the reader.

An adventure! An experiment! A concept to fathom and break up the medium of the book.

With excerpts from Carl Sagan’s “A pale blue dot” and “Cosmos”.

Designer

Robert Steinmüller is a book designer and typographer for books, book covers and catalogues in the fields of architecture, design, literature, art and culture.

His approach lies in the conception of a perfect symbiosis of content, form, function, material and aesthetics, from which he creates a holistic experience.

He is the winner of the Young Designers Award – Design Prize Brandenburg 2015. His books were on the longlist for the Most Beautiful German Books – Young Designers Award in 2016 and 2017. He was also nominated for the Design Prize Germany – Young Designers 2017 and the Joseph Binder Award 2018 – Free Work/preliminary round.

Opening Times

1 – 7 pm (Thursday, Friday)
12 – 5 pm (Saturday)

and by appointment

Place

einBuch.haus / Florastraße 61, 13187 Berlin

einBuch.haus

Florastraße 61
13187 Berlin

New Opening Time
Thurs – Fri, 1 – 7 pm / Sat 12 – 5 pm

and by appointment

info@einbuch.haus