John Bezold

Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References


This ambitious tome traces the oeuvre and career Dutch architect Wiel Arets, as told through a series of interviews, dialogues, discussions, and debates that took place at Washington University in St. Louis during spring 2010. Two years of planning went into the publication–whose derivation point was a master class co-taught by Professor Robert McCarter and Arets, before its form was crystalized over the course of a year in Amsterdam by the Dutch book designer Irma Boom. The book is rooted in the technology of 2012, as it features laser cut edges that intuitively organize the book’s complex content, while its three paper types and duotone printing techniques imbue it with a timeless spirit.

  • Role: Assistant Editor
  • Publisher: Birkhäuser, Basel
  • Design: Irma Boom, Amsterdam
  • Pages: 536
  • Size: 25 × 22 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-0346-0811-4