Building Books. Public Talk by Lars Müller


From 21 May 2017




Garage Auditorium
Building Books. Public Talk by Lars MüllerBuilding Books. Public Talk by Lars Müller


Based on the physical sensation of the book and on Lars Müller's long experience as a designer and publisher, „Building Books“ reflects on the unique qualities of the medium.

The analogue reality of the book bears irreplaceable characteristics. Nonetheless the book is undergoing a transformation, both in its function and its perception. How does one of Europe’s leading independent publishers respond to the challenges of new media technologies and the change of reading habits of his younger audience?


Lars Müller is a designer and founder of the Lars Müller publishing house. After becoming a graphic designer in Zurich, extended travels, and a one-year assistant position with designer Wim Crouwel in Amsterdam, Müller established his studio in Baden/Switzerland in 1982. In 1983 Müller published his first book and, as Lars Müller Publishers, has produced some 600 titles to date. Lars Müller is a passionate educator and has taught at various universities in Switzerland and in Europe. Since 2009 he has been a guest lecturer at Harvard University Graduate School of Design GSD. Müller frequently serves on academic and competition juries and is currently a member of the steering board of Design Preis Schweiz. From 2013 to 2015, Müller was the international president of AGI Alliance Graphique Internationale.

how to take part

Free admission with advance registration