Toit Du Monde

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
Language: French, English, German
ISBN-10: 3037780002
ISBN-13: 978-3037780008
Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.3 x 3.3cm
Release Date: 2002

Book Design: André Baldinger
Typeface: Newut Classic

Toit du Monde is “the roof of the world,” it is Tibet, it is “a spirit, a sensation, a process, a building, a color pallet, a mixing table, a space for live experimentation,” and it is, most importantly in the context of this book, a center for multidisciplinary contemporary arts that was located in Vevey, Switzerland for ten years. Though the building that housed the arts center was destroyed in February 2002, the center itself has left traces of its existence throughout the nearly 400 pages of this book. Thirty-four international artists exhibited at the Toit du Monde are represented, including Dolorès Marat, Spencer Tunick, Renate Buser, Sofa Surfers, Antoine d’Agata, Michael Ackerman, Kreidler, Oval, Terre Thaemlitz, and Luigi Archetti. The volume also includes “The Potential Museum Project,” with contributions by Tobias Stengel, John Peter Nilsson, Le Corbusier, and Sigismond de Vajay, and “Trajectories,” a dynamic overview of the center’s archives, featuring projects made between 1994 and 2001.

Edited by Sigismond de Vajay.
Essays by Françoise Ninghetto, Christian Caujolle, Conny Voester, Gunter Müller, Michel Masserey, Janka Vunkmir, Patrick Bühler and Rubio Pérez

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