Two walks through the library main post of Katalin Deér and Julia Weber, edited by Ivo Barão and Peter Hutter. The buildings used in the meantime also as a telegraph, telephone and letter sorting center have been converted into an public library in the canton and the city on over 2,500 square meters. Over one hundred thousand of the Vadiana cantonal library and the city library were brought together, opened to the public in a freehand display, and the Hauptpost library was opened as a new and central location in 2015. The building structure, in its original spatial force, intelligent organization, as well as in its architecturally refined as well as raw beauty, was always a starting point and a reference point. The sculptor and photographer Katalin Deér, who now works in the Sitterwerk, has walked through the library main post office shortly before and after the opening of the book. In a photographic, atmospheric picture language, which is inherent in her own photographs, her snapshots show the essential qualities of the stock and the reconstruction - the inner and outer, the front and the back, blending in before and after. Julia Weber, the author active in Biel, Zurich and Berlin, has literally documented the development of the main post office with her Olympic typewriter. He watches and watches precisely the light, the sound, the smell of the rooms and the movements of the books and people in it. She is very much imaginative, imagined, imagined and constantly changing And perspective, creating an own, intensive reading of the built, rebuilt and unbuilt.
Editor: Ivo Mendes Barão Teixeira and Peter Hutter
Design: Samuel Bänziger
68 pages English 250 × 335mm Flexcover
Jungle Books, St.Gallen, 2015