Publishing Research Quarterly

, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 476–477 | Cite as

Anne Hoffmann, Editor: Mostly Books

Verlag Schneidegger & Spiess AG, Zurich, Switzerland, 2017, 254 pp, Paperback, Illustrated, $55.00, ISBN: 978-3-85881-565-1
  • Charles BrockEmail author
Book Review

What you first notice when you look at the cover, is a nearly six foot tall stack of books obscuring a person. Turns out we are looking at Anne Hoffmann reaching above her head to hold a tower of her work and the contents of Mostly Books. The back cover describes it as, “With this book, Anne Hoffmann looks back on her 30 years as a designer. Her life’s work comprises 13,252 book pages–126 books which she presents in her ‘book diary’. The complementing personal essays by protagonists from the cultural scene investigate the topic of books from different perspectives”.

Anne Hoffmann, born in Copenhagen, is a graphic designer working out of Zurich, Switzerland. Her studio, Anne Hoffmann Graphic Design, has worked on an array of projects for museums, artists, photographers, and architects. Mostly Books is authored and designed by Anne and focuses on her book designs which consists mostly of exhibition catalogs.

Mostly Booksis a perfect bound jacketed softcover volume featuring 225 color...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faceout StudioThompson StationUSA

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