Annette Spiro, Elizaveta Radi, Florian Schrott


Park Books, Zurich
Bronze Medal

jury statement

Germany /// Deutschland

This application-oriented handbook shows the surprising potential of interior plaster as a material and takes a critical look at contemporary
building conventions.

In three parts – on tradition, on the material and on the craft – the book presents the broad spectrum of possible uses for interior plaster and outlines alternatives to the techniques commonly used today for internal walls and ceilings.

Practically relevant information on the various types of plaster and their specific properties is compiled in an understandable and clear manner, so that the volume can also serve as a decision-making aid in the planning process. Contemporary and historical buildings illustrate interesting interior plaster solutions.

Essays and case studies delve deeper into traditional methods and forgotten craft techniques and relate them to the latest technical
developments and experiments.

The layout is an extraordinary achievement by the graphic design team – the versatile templates and rich photo compositions harmonize perfectly with the artwork, intelligent design details and page layouts, while the elegant cover draws attention to what is a rarely covered subject. Skilful folding, first-class images and a high-quality whole: this is a non-fiction book that impresses with its masterly design.

28 × 20,5 cm
number of pages
312 Seiten
number of copies
Esther Rieser
DZA Druckerei zu Altenburg, Altenburg