The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2020
"The Publishers' Issue"
An initiative of the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, the Most Beautiful Swiss Books competition aims to honor outstanding achievements in book design and to promote and showcase high-quality book production.
The award-winning publications attract the attention of a wide audience through numerous book fairs and an exhibition tour in Switzerland and abroad. A total of nineteen winning volumes appear in this 2020 edition, selected from among the 370 submissions. Due to health restrictions imposed by the pandemic, an ad hoc jury was convened for this edition, consisting of Gilles Gavillet, Nicolas Eigenheer, Simone Farner, Sereina Rothenberger, and Gesa Schneider.
As in past years, technical information is provided about the winning publications. Information about the book's specifications, publisher, designer are presented along with a short description with jury comments and a selection of images of the book. Includes additional texts about the competition and jurying process as well as a conversation with Albert Ferré, the Associate Director of Publications at Centre Canadien d'Architecture (the Canadian Centre for Architecture).
Edited by Nicole Udry
Designed by Samuel Bänziger, Rosario Florio, and Larissa Kasper
Published by Bundesamt Fur Kultur Bern (Federal Office of Culture Bern), 2021
In English, German, Italian, and French
Softcover, 328 pages, full color, 9 × 11.5 inches