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525 illustrations, 448 in colour, thread stitching without cover

Publisher Note

The project “dieKlasse Magazin” was initiated in 2002 by students of the photography department of the Zurich University of Art and Design. The magazine offers insight into image productions and image discourses of the HGK Zurich and links these with neighbouring and more distant fields such as institutes. The new concept of the magazine is as simple as it is captivating: each federation is independently developed on a common theme by different photographers, theorists and artists. The bundles are published as individual issues and sometimes even before the magazine is published.
After two issues have already been published, the magazine’s #3 is now available with “cut – oder die Liebe zu den Bildern”. In seven books, the magazine provides a diverse insight into the work of young, contemporary photographers, designers and artists. In book 2, for example, the HGB Leipzig and the HGK Zurich deal with the agglomerations of the two cities as the result of a one-year joint project. With photographs by 19 students from the two universities, the booklet presents a differentiated visual exploration of peripheral districts. Or book 4: The young Lausanne photographer Pauline Beaudemont uses a found series of pictures to create a story of a mysterious kind. Views from South Africa, with changing landscapes as background, show a woman, but she always shows herself to the photographer from behind.
A picture does not speak, it is present. Where is a picture when it is being looked at or when it is recognized in the mirror of the looking eyes? “dieKlasse” cultivates seeing and, with this issue #3, abducts the public to immerse themselves in diverse and always surprising worlds of images.

Release Place Zurich, Switzerland
Release Date 2006
Printrun 2200
ISBN-13: 978-3-906086-93-4
Format softcover
Dimensions 24.0 × 32.0 cm
Pages 192
Technique Offset Printing