Henry Brandt was a legendary figure in Swiss postwar filmmaking, a photographer and a pioneer of the “nouveau cinéma suisse.” His short films La Suisse s’interroge, presented at the Swiss national exhibition Expo 64 in Lausanne, questioned the countries affluent Swiss society in a hitherto unknown form and were the initial spark for the sociologically incisive filmmaking in francophone Switzerland that later gave rise to masterpieces by Alain Tanner and Claude Goretta. This first monograph on his life and work highlights that Henry Brandt’s commissioned work as well as his own independent productions are critical testimonies to global inequality and thus more relevant today than ever.
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We are thrilled that both Scheidegger & Spiess and Park Books titles were awarded with the German Photo Book Award 2021 in Stuttgart last week: Good Morning, World! and Napoli Super Modern.
Congratulations to Katharina Rippstein, Peter Pfrunder, Benoît Jallon, Umberto Napolitano, Cyrille Weiner, Anna Haas, and Francesca Pellicciari, and to all others who have contributed to the books' success!
We also want to congratulate the Longlist nominees Mäddel Fuchs - Irgendwo und überall, Hof Nr. 4233 by Tomas Wüthrich, Andrea Garbald - Album, and London - Being in the Library by Danile Keiser!
The “Most Beautiful German Books 2021” have been chosen and we are thrilled that Scheidegger & Spiess is represented with two books from our current list! The jury selected 25 books from over 600 submissions in an elaborate procedure with 14 jurors.
Named among the winners were Emma Kunz Cosmos. A Visionary in Dialogue with Contemporary Art, edited by Yasmin Afschar, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, and designed by Atlas Studio, as well as Surrounded by Art. The Julius Baer Art Collection, edited by Barbara Staubli and Barbara Hatebur, designed by Bonbon.
Congratulations to all those who have contributed to this success!
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