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How to Make a Book With Steidl

CO-PRESENTED BY WORDS WORTH BOOKS

“The title of this delightful and occasionally irreverent documentary playfully suggests there must be a secret recipe for publishing the kind of elegant, sensuous works of art that are the books made by finicky master Gerhard Steidl in Göttingen, Germany. But we learn that the legendary Steidl, a youthful-looking 60-year-old, has no formula except a custom approach to each project. We follow Steidl's seemingly endless globe-trotting for aesthetic consultations with clients like Robert Frank, Ed Ruscha and Robert Adams, in New York, Paris, Los Angeles and Germany. The directors
Adolph & Wetzel have fun with the disorienting pace of these travels. Much of the film follows the fascinating  production of a book full of surreptitious iPhone images by photographer Joel Sternfeld. Sternfeld doubts each step in Steidl's creative process, but when Steidl ultimately delivers a truly ingenious, striking first printing, there
is no doubt the medium with the message can also be a book.” - Seattle Times

Part of the Art, Design & Architecture film series in September & October at the Original Princess. All seats $10. Advance tickets available on Eventbrite.

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