1. 19.6.201426.10.2014Exhibition

            Accompanying Exhibitions

            The Study Room

          2. The Study Room takes a look at how references, in the form of publications, play a role in the development of a design related practice.

            The idea of a study room came to existence in domestic architecture around the 15th century and ownership of a study was a sign of education and civilised taste. Often these study rooms featured depictions of Saint Jerome, patron saint of librarians, scholars, and students alike.

            Six contributors have been invited to propose a selection of publications that are influential to their work. The invited are designers David Bennewith, Henk Groenendijk, Louise Hold Sidenius and Linda van Deursen, artist Koenraad Dedobbeleer and theorist Tom Vandeputte. In the exhibition the book selections are featured alongside Enzo Mari’s DIY furniture and a portrait of Saint Jerome, from the collection of the Moravian Gallery.

            These chosen publications form the start of an upcoming thematic collection of the MG library, dedicated solely to graphic design and visual communication.

            The Study Room is curated by Pieter Verbeke (BE)Pieter Verbeke (1982) is an arts organiser based in Amsterdam. He is a librarian at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and has organised exhibitions and projects relating to art collecting and publishing. Since 2011, together they run art book shop and exhibition space San Serriffe in Amsterdam. and Elisabeth Klement (EE)Elisabeth Klement (1987) is a graphic designer based in Amsterdam. She currently works at the graphic design department of the Rietveld Academie. Together with Laura Pappa she organises the annual Asterisk Summer School in Tallinn.

            This exhibition was commissioned in the form of an assignment, given by the curators of the 26th Brno Biennial 2014.

          3. The Study Room, exhibition view
            (photo: TC&AM&RP)

            1. David Bennewith

              The Journal of Typographic Research, Volumes 1.1 – 1.4
              1967, English
              Published by The Press of Case Western Reserve University

              The Journal of Typographic Research, Volumes 2.1 – 2.4
              1968, English
              Published by The Press of Case Western Reserve University

              The Journal of Typographic Research, Volumes 3.1 – 3.4
              1969, English
              Published by The Press of Case Western Reserve University

              The Journal of Typographic Research, Volumes 4.1 – 4.4
              1970, English
              Published by The Press of Case Western Reserve University

            2. Koenraad Dedobbeleer

              Let’s Take Back Our Space: Female and Male Body Language as a Result of Patriarchal Structures
              Marianne Wex
              366 pages, 20 × 13 cm
              1979, English
              Published by Frauenliteratur Verlag ISBN 9783923173006

              Album du Musée de Sculpture Comparée (Palais du Trocadéro). Série 1:
              Epoque Gallo-Romaine-XIIe siècle

              P. F. Marcou
              1897, French
              Published by Paris Massin

              Art as Art: The Selected Writings of Ad Reinhardt
              Barbara Rose
              253 pages, 21 × 14 cm
              1991, English
              Published by Viking Press
              ISBN 9780670134519

              Peter Fischli – David Weiss
              82 pages, 27.5 × 20 cm
              Published by Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris

              Jean Brusselmans
              20 pages, 27.5 × 21 cm
              1979, Dutch
              Published by Stedelijk Museum/Van Abbemuseum, Amsterdam/Eindhoven

              Isa Genzken: I Love New York, Crazy City
              Beatrix Ruf
              460 pages, 38 × 30.5 cm
              2006, English
              Published by JRP Editions
              ISBN 9783905701098

              Art as Design: Design as Art
              Sterling McLlhany
              155 pages
              1970, English
              Published by Van Nostrand

              Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture
              Robert Venturi
              144 pages, 21 × 28 cm
              2002, English
              Published by Museum of Modern Art
              ISBN 9780870702822

              African Negro Art James J. Sweeney
              58pages, 25×19cm
              1935, English
              Published by Ayer Co Pub
              ISBN 9780405015175

            1. Henk Groenendijk

              Nouveau Petit Larousse Illustré
              1771 pages, 10 × 8 cm
              1940, French
              Published by Editions Larousse
              ISBN 9782034020520

              New Alphabet
              Wim Crouwel
              16 pages, 25 × 25 cm
              2011, English, Dutch, French, German
              ISBN 9758131032

              Reading Ed Ruscha
              256 pages, 24 × 30 cm
              2012, German, English
              Published by Kunsthaus Bregenz
              ISBN 9783863352325

              Emigre No 70
              Rudy VanderLans
              512 pages, 28×22cm
              2009, English
              Published by Gingko Press
              ISBN 9781584233670

              Fuse 1–20
              Neville Brody & Jon Wozencroft
              416 pages, 23 × 17.5 cm
              2012, English
              Published by Benedikt Taschen Verlag
              ISBN 9783836525022

              Learning the alphabet from a plant
              Rudy Guedj
              152 pages, 24 × 17 cm

              An Anecdoted Topography of Chance
              Daniel Spoerri
              244 pages, 23 × 21 cm
              1995, English
              Published by Atlas Press
              ISBN 9789111057806

              Publications by Edition Hansjörg Meyer
              194 pages, 23 × 17 cm
              1968, multilingual
              Published by Haags Gemeentemuseum

              Meggs’ History of Graphic Design
              Philip B. Meggs, Alston W. Purvis
              624 pages, 28 × 22 cm
              2011, English
              Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd
              ISBN 9780470168738

              The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects 160 pages
              2011, English
              Published by Penguin Classics
              ISBN 9780141035826

            2. Louise Hold Sidenius

              Prospectus: The Art of Japanese Paper Marbling, Suminagashi-zome
              Tokutari Yagi, Kyoko Muecke

              Suminagashi: The Japanese Art of Marbling, A Practical Guide
              Anne Chambers
              80 pages, 26×18cm
              1993, English
              Published by Thames & Hudson
              ISBN 9780500276495

              Dictionary and Encyclopaedia of Paper and Paper Making with Equivalents of the Technical Terms in French German Dutch Italian Spanish and Swedish
              E. J. Labarre
              488 pages
              Published by Oxford University Press

              Artist’s Silk Screen Manual
              Andrew B. Gardner
              160 pages, 27 × 21 cm
              1979, English
              Published by The Book Service Ltd.
              ISBN 9780448115931

              The Complete Book of Silk Screen Printing Production
              J. J. Biegeleisen
              253 pages
              1963, English
              Published by Dover Publications

              Ebru – The Turkish Art of Marbling Deschooling Society
              Nedim Sonmez Ivan Illich
              160pages, 23×33cm
              1996 Published by Verlag Anadolu

              Manual of Bookbinding
              Arthur W. Johnson
              224 pages, 24.4 × 17 cm
              1992, English
              Published by Thames & Hudson
              ISBN 9780500680117

              Japanese Bookbinding
              Kojiro Ikegami, Barbara B. Stephan
              96 pages, 26.6 × 19.6 cm
              1986, English
              Published by Shambhala Publications Inc.
              ISBN 9780834801967

            1. Tom Vandeputte

              Deschooling Society
              Ivan Illich
              150 pages, 20×13cm
              2000, English
              Published by Penguin
              ISBN 9780714508795

              After Deschooling, What?
              Ivan Illich
              56 pages, 21 × 15 cm
              1977, English
              Published by Pluto Press
              ISBN 9780904613360

              Talking Schools: Ten Lectures
              Colin Ward
              141 pages, 21 × 15 cm
              2001, English
              Published by Freedom Press
              ISBN 9780900384813

              Compulsory Mis-Education, and the Community of Scholars
              Paul Goodman
              Published by Vintage Books

              Education for Critical Consciousness
              Paolo Freire
              164 pages, 21.8 × 13.6 cm
              1974, English
              Published by Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
              ISBN 9780826400079

              Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Education
              A. S. Neill
              336 pages, 18 × 11 cm
              1970, English
              Published by Penguin Books ISBN 9780140209402

              Tolstoy as Teacher: Leo Tolstoy ́s Writings on Education
              Leo Tolstoy
              264 pages, 23 × 15 cm
              2000, English
              Published by Teachers & Writers Collaborative
              ISBN 9780915924967

              The Enquirer. Reflections on Education, Manners and Literature. In a series of essays. By William Godwin.
              William Godwin
              400 pages, 25.4 × 19 cm
              2012, English
              Published by Gale ECCO

            2. Linda van Deursen

              Werker 6 – Cinema Diary
              Werker Magazine
              100 pages, 15 × 22 cm
              2013, English
              ISBN 9789461909640

              Werker 7 – The Language of Revolution
              Werker Magazine
              48 folded posters + index, 39 × 58 cm
              2012, English

              Untitled (September Magazine)
              Paul Elliman
              592 pages, 22 × 29 cm
              2013, English
              Published by Roma Publications and Vanitypress
              ISBN 9789491843051

              Christopher Williams
              186 pages, 27.9 × 22.9 cm
              2014, English
              Published by Yale University Press
              ISBN 9780300203905

              Between Artists
              John Baldessari & Barbara Bloom
              60 pages, 12.7 × 19 cm
              2011, English
              Published by A.R.T. PRESS
              ISBN 9780923183479

              Vertikal Klub
              Willem Oorebeek
              64 pages, 20.5 × 27 cm
              2013, English
              Published by NN Editions

              Rem Koolhaas
              544 pages, 22.5 × 17 cm
              2004, English
              Published by Taschen
              ISBN 9783822830703