What is the future of the book? And what is the future of books on art, design and architecture, and cultural-critical publications? The editors of this volume asked more than 100 international interested individuals to respond to this question. Journalists, artists, architects, curators, translators, designers, philosophers, sociologists, teachers, book scholars, publishers, printing houses, distributors, booksellers, historians and art historians, critics, policymakers, editors, students and many others enthusiastically share their views, looking ahead five, 20 or 72 years (to the year 2100).
At times utopian or wildly fantasizing, at other times contemplating realistic scenarios, in both text and images, Future Book(s) will prove exciting reading for anyone who loves books and/or is involved in books and cultural content. Each of the 12 sections of this publication is designed by a different young designer, to celebrate its scope and diversity. -Artbook
Contributors include: Alice Twemlow, Annelys de Vet, Annet Dekker, Antje von Graevenitz, Berend Strik, Brad Haylock, Carolyn F. Strauss, Elisabeth Klement, Els Kuijpers, Ernst van Alphen, Florian Göttke, Geert Lovink, Guy Cools, Helen Westgeest, Hicham Khalidi, Janneke Wesseling, Janwillem Schrofer, Joke Robaard, Joost Grootens, Jorinde Seijdel, Kitty Zijlmans, Laura Pappa, Martijn van Nieuwenhuijzen, Max Bruinsma, Megan Patty, Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes, Mieke Bal, Pascal Gielen, Rafael Rozendaal, Rini Hurkmans, Robin Kinross, Ruben Pater, Rudi Laermans, Simon Franke and Yasmine Ostendorf.