Cooking is part of our daily life: We cook for ourselves, for our family, for friends and colleagues – and a good meal can definitely make our day and delight all our senses. In the book 18 authors – chefs, food activists, journalists, blogger, critics, scientists and philosophers – write about their passion and the influence on our live and the society.
200 years ago the founders of Koenig & Bauer invented the first printing machine driven by a steam engine. On behalve of this anniversary a box including a book, a bookazine and 13 posters tell the story from the past to the future – from technical but also very personal perspectives. “Menschen”, “Maschinen” and “Ideen” proove that innovation can result from tradition.
The siblings Penny and Tom are very different: Penny is open for every kind of magic, Tom always needs a scientific explanation. But then more and more inexplicable things happen and the border between the visible and the invisible world becomes permeable. The forest on the cover is a place of desire and attraction, a light and powerful paradise, but it can also become dense, dark and mysterious.
Gardening is one of the most basic actions. Therefore today it’s a way to fulfill the desire to do “the right thing”. And it never becomes boring: In gardening you can discover a new world every year, the possibilities of the where, what and how are endless and unpredictable. The book offers insights by philosophers, historians, agronomists, architects and internet activists and forms the fourth book of the philosophy series, with a reduced and colorful design like the others.
New York, 1990s: Food artist Gustav Glander disappears without any trace. Hamburg, twelve years later: Food critic Gerd Mönninghaus seems to recognize Glander in a restaurant and starts researching… The result is a novel about both: art and cooking. So ist he design: Materials and the reduction to typography adapt classic cook book design. With the bright colour, the rough pencil strokes and the little icon the art world is represented as well.