Museum – A House for Learning
MúzeumCafé Books #1
Museum – A House for Learning
Museum Theoretical Case Studies
By Péter György
German Design Award 2015
13 February 2015, Frankfurt, Trade Fair
Excellent Communications Design – Books and Calendars
Good Design Award 2014
14 December 2014, Chicago, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design
2014 GOOD DESIGN™ Award Winner
Red Dot Design Award 2014
24 October 2014, Berlin, Konzerthaus
Joseph Binder Award 2014
23 October 2014, Vienna, MuseumsQuartier
International Society of Typographic Designers
ISTD International Typographic Awards
3 October 2014, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, De La Warr Pavilion
Certificate of Excellence
93. Art Directors Club Annual Awards
7–9 April 2014, Miami, ADC Festival
Silver cube winner
The editorial board of MúzeumCafé, the magazine of Hungarian museums under the editorship of the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, launched a series of volumes on the museum profession in 2013. The volumes are non-profit products filling a gap, works containing studies by Hungarian museum professionals, academic staff and researchers.
Péter György, university professor and Director of the Institute of Art Theory and Media Studies of the Faculty of Arts, Eötvös Loránd University, and Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, is the author of the first volume in the series. He writes the following about the book in the preface.
“This volume includes 17 museum historical and critical studies, as well as essays, which analyse the theoretical terms of the institution’s practice. A museum is a house for learning, which operates in varied urban and cultural spaces in different eras. My recurring question concerns how the different contexts overwrite the notion of a museum, how it can remain partly the same under the pressures and possibilities. This volume presents memories and lessons of travels. I hope I am not mistaken in believing that the reader would benefit from all I have learnt, in discussions, questions and answers alike.”
In each volume the books’ layout artists introduce the work of an artist belonging to the current young generation of typeface designers. We would like to present these designs at an exhibition together with applications. The first volume features the Frustro Outline typeface of Márton Hegedűs (b.1987). The work of this student at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts was inspired by the art of Escher. An important aim with the series of MúzeumCafé Books is to support renewal of the Hungarian culture of books, which enjoys a great tradition, and we hope that our readers also recognize the significance of the quiet yet visible typographical variations that affect a book in its entirety as an object.
The book is printed with the use of FM halftone screening, duplex printing and the application of Pantone Cool Gray 8U and Pantone 805 U direct colours.
Author – Péter György
Editor – Orsolya Radványi
Book design – Lead82: Dávid Lencsés-Tóth, Dániel L. Németh, Zalán Péter Salát, Viktor Suszter
Artistic Director – Zalán Péter Salát
Picture Editors – Máté Kovalik, Zalán Péter Salát
Image processing – Dávid Lencsés-Tóth
Copy editor – Árpád Szendrői
Assistant – Zsuzsanna Patai
Graphics – Máté Dobesch
Chronicle – Hoefler and Frere-Jones
Frustro – Márton Hegedűs
JAF Bernina – Tim Ahrens
Printed by – EPC Nyomda, Budaörs
Manager – László Mészáros
Publisher – Dr. Baán László, Director, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest,
Number of pages – 408 pages
Cover and Binding – The book block is sewed with thread, and covered by an 3.5 mm Eska grey table. There is a plus 300 gramm soft cardboard cover in the inside.
Trimmed Size – 150x285 mm
Language – Hungarian
Paper– Munken Polar 130 gramm
– The book is printed with the use of FM halftone screening
– The edges of the book are painted with Pantone 805 U colour
– Screen printing on the edge of the book
– The photos were printed with Duotone technique, with the combination of CMYK Black and Pantone Cool Grey 8 U colours.
– Blind press embossing on the cover and screen printing.
1. Edition 04/2013