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Slanted Magazine #42—Books is a magazine about books.
Every day, people ponder whether the future of the (printed) book is tied to its sensual quality. How can beautiful books secure their place in the media and society? How are content, medium, and form interconnected? Is manufacturing and design quality, in addition to its functionality, simply to be understood as a marketing argument?
In this edition, Slanted delves deeper into books that are pushing boundaries, moving beyond traditional norms, and rediscovering their essence. The belief is that genuine reading encompasses more than mere skimming; it involves understanding, grasping, and engaging in creative thinking. The value placed on the tactile experience of holding a book, flipping through its pages, setting it aside, and seamlessly resuming the reading is immense. It's an experience cherished by many, one that defines the true essence of books.
Slanted emphasizes the resurgence of book reading as a significant trend, especially for those seeking enduring experiences and embracing multi-dimensional thinking. This edition showcases books that venture off the beaten path, departing from traditional conventions, juxtaposing these works (which celebrates accidents, build on mistakes and inaccuracy, and draw on experimental procedures, from processing to AI-generated content) against examples of timeless book designs where the content shapes the form.
Published by Slanted Publishers
First edition, 2023 (English)
Softcover, 256 pages, color and b&w images, 6.3 × 9.45 inches