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The 100 most important things

Institute for Contemporaneity/Hatje Cantz Verlag

After intensive research and analysis, the IFZ Institute of Contemporary Studies presents the results of years of research for the first time in a comprehensive basic work:

With “The 100 Most Important Things,” the IFZ publishes a compendium that defies all simplistic logic and is still nice to look at. The goal: to name the last material truths in a final selection of exactly 100 things that can be understood even by non-scientists — the most important (!) things.

This may not seem spectacular at first, but with the reduction to 100 texts and 100 photographs, this volume represents the first guide to orientation in today's knowledge society and gives readers a completely new perspective on the world of things. A book for anyone who wants to know what “The 100 Most Important Things” is and thus wants to know more than they know so far.

With guest contributions from Katja Eichinger, Rafael Horzon, Sophie Hunger, Daniel Kehlmann, Holger Liebs, Markus Lüpertz, Magnus Resch, Peter Richter, Claudius Seidl, Christiane Stenger and others.

After years of intense research and analysis, the Institute for Contemporaneity IFZ is presenting its results for the first time in a comprehensive compendium:

With “The 100 Most Important Things,” the IFZ Ventures to publish a book that defies any simplifying logic and yet has an attractive appearance. The goal: Designating the conclusive material truths in a definitive, and understandable—even for non-academics—selection of exactly one hundred things—the most important (!) Things.

This may initially hardly seem spectacular, by boiling the selection down to the number of one hundred texts and one hundred photographs, this volume constitutes the first guide for orienting oneself in today's information society and introduces readers to a completely new perspective on the world of things. A book for everyone who wants to know more than they already do.

With short texts by Katja Eichinger, Rafael Horzon, Sophie Hunger, Daniel Kehlmann, Holger Liebs, Markus Lüpertz, Magnus Resch, Peter Richter, Claudius Seidl, Christiane Stenger a.o.

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Team: Christine Lange & Patrick M. Sommer

Editors: Timon Karl Kaleyta, Tilman Ezra Mühlenberg, Samira El Ouassil, Martin Schlesinger, photographs: Mischa Lorenz

German, 256 pages, 100 illustrations
19.50 × 19.50 cm
tied
ISBN 978-3-7757-4114-9

Awards/Awards:
The Beauty and the Book Award 2016
The Most Beautiful German Books 2016: Shortlist

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