London - 14 June 2011
Hyphen Press has recently finished two books and a CD
O. F. Bollnow
translated by Christine Shuttleworth, edited by Joseph Kohlmaier
320 pages, sewn sections, soft cover with flaps, £20
is an English translation of one of the most comprehensive studies of space as we experience it. Since it was published in Germany in 1963, as Mensch und Raum
, Bollnow’s text has become a key reading in architecture, anthropology, and philosophy, and has been kept continuously in print (in 2010 the German edition was issued in its eleventh impression). The book is serious academic research and something more – showing a great sensitivity to the near and the everyday. The text is enlivened and illustrated with many quotations from German, French, and English literature.
The Bach Players
Italy versus France
HPM 004, 78 minutes, £15 [or normal UK prices]
Italian or French? Jean Baptiste Lully and Arcangelo Corelli were the champions of these two musical styles – and the main subjects of the many attempts to establish which style was better. Or could the two styles be united? This programme paints a musical picture of the later seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries in Europe, through the music of Corelli, Lully, and their contemporaries. Chief among the reconcilers was the organist and composer Georg Muffat. German but of Scottish ancestry, it was he who introduced both styles to Germany. Also included are Rebel’s homage to Lully and Couperin’s to Corelli. In this vivid recording The Bach Players bring history to life.
‘This is the most enjoyable programme of seventeenth-century chamber music I have heard in a long time.’
Simon Heighes, International Record Review, May 2011
Unjustified texts: perspectives on typography
392 pages, sewn-sections, soft cover with flaps, £20
A book of writings from twenty-five years of engagement on the peripheries of both journalism and academic life, and drawn largely from small-circulation and now hard-to-access publications. Persistent themes include: editorial typography, the emergence of graphic design in Britain, emigré designers, Dutch typography, the work of critical modernist designers.
‘In short, a nice book to read and the perfect antidote to all those slick design books.’
Mathieu Lommen, Items, April/May 2003
They are working on two books for publication later this year:
the long-awaited second edition of Fred Smeijers’s Counterpunch
and David Wild’s Jazzpaths
All these publications can be bought through their website.* They also work with distributors that can supply shops in a number of territories:
* Agreements with their North American distributor mean that they cannot sell books from their website to customers in the USA and Canada.
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article posted 14 June 2011.