The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2010.
Edited by Aude Lehmann and Tan Wälchi.
Bundesamt Fur Kultur Bern,
60 pp., Black & white illustrations throughout, 8½x13".
At the competition 'The Most Beautiful Swiss Books' of the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, the independent jury chose a total of 19 books as the most beautiful Swiss books of 2010.
391 books were entered into this year's competition. The five-member jury, chaired by graphic designer Cornel Windlin, examined each entry, taking into account each book's overall concept, graphic design and typography, and paid particular attention to innovation and originality. Further criteria include the quality of the printing and the cover, the binding and the materials used. The Federal Office of Culture thereby recognizes excellence in the field of book design and production, as well drawing attention to remarkable and contemporary books by Swiss designers, printers and publishers.
In 'The Most Beautiful Swiss Books' catalogue, designed by Aude Lehmann, the star of the catalogue is the book, and each of the nineteen award-winning titles is given the red-carpet treatment inside. An introduction by Anisha Imhasly, interview with the jury, text on the Jan Tschichold Award 2011, and the technical data pertaining each of the award-winning books are also inside.