Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Violence: BIG IDEAS // small books


by Slavoj Žižek
BIG IDEAS // small books / A Picador Paperback Original

Photograph by Jon Shireman

Philosopher, cultural critic, and agent provocateur Slavoj Žižek, constructs a fascinating new framework to look at the forces of violence in our world.

Using history, philosophy, books, movies, Lacanian psychiatry, and jokes, Slavoj Žižek examines the ways we perceive and misperceive violence. Drawing from his completely unique cultural vision, Žižek brings new light to the Paris riots of 2005; he questions the permissiveness of violence in philanthropy; in daring terms, he reflects on the powerful image and determination of contemporary terrorists.



From TimeOut Chicago book review // Issue 183 : Aug 28–Sep 3, 2008:
"Picador has more of these books lined up, and we hope they continue to be both as engaging and relevant as these two first salvos. And we hope they keep designer Henry Sene Yee churning out the tiny, beautiful packages." —Jonathan Messinger


Authors@Google Presents Slavoj Žižek // September 12, 2008


Slavoj Žižek - A debate with Steven Lukes // Barnes & Noble Union Square, NYC

6 comments:

Jason R Gabbert said...

Love the image and how it simply showcases the topic. Well done! Did you work with more literal images before you decided on this (I'd think this abstract image works better than something literal would have)?

H3NR7 said...

This new series is about ideas so I was thinking Abstract from the get go. There are two more new ideas in the series that I'm working on now. BODIES and NEW IDENTITIES.

What to do, what to do?

go said...

back cover sexy!

ian shimkoviak said...

Clean, simple, to-the-point. And yes, a sexy, Vignelliesque back cover...

alan said...

love this design! stark, great use of negative space... a smart interpretation of the book.

The Book Designer said...

These babies are small format wise. Really comfortable size. Refreshing format.