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Perimeter Editions wins Cornish Family Book Prize

Melbourne publisher Perimeter Editions has won the Cornish Family Book Prize for Art and Design Publishing for To Note: Notation Across Disciplines (edited by Hannah Mathews, designed by Ziga Testen and Stuart Geddes).

The award, which honours excellence and innovation in art and design publishing from around the world, was announced at the Melbourne Art Book Fair at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).

To Note: Notation Across Disciplines is described as a book of ‘notes on notetaking’ that ‘both informs and challenges our understanding of notation’. The material was compiled from lectures, artist talks and exercises during a five-day workshop held at RMIT Design Hub, which involved 25 practitioners across the fields of dance, visual art, sound, design and architecture.

NGV director Tony Ellwood said that To Note: Notation Across Disciplines ‘provides a unique insight into notation and artistic practice and celebrates collaborative conversations between creative disciplines’.

Perimeter Editions will receive $15,000 for its winning title, while five finalists also receive $1000 each. They are:

  • Celine Condorelli: ‘Bau Bau’ (Nick Aikens, Céline Condorelli, Maria Lind, Andrea Lissoni and Marco Scotini, and designed by James Langdon, Mousse Publishing)
  • Open Spatial Workshop: Converging in Time (Bianca Hester, Terri Bird, Scott Mitchell, as Open Spatial Workshop, with contributions from Saskia Beudel, Kathryn Yusoff and Matt Poll, designed by Paul Mylecharane and Žiga Testen, Monash University Museum of Art and Open Spatial Workshop)
  • Room (ed by Laura Lord, texts by James Cahill, designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio, Fraser Muggeridge studio and Sadie Coles HQ)
  • Erwin Polanc – Mariazell 8630 (Erwin Polanc, Christian Hoffelner and Ulrich Tragatschnig, designed by CH Studio/Christian Hoffelner, published by Fotohof/Erwin Polanc)
  • Utopia/Dystopia. A Paradigm Shift in Art and Architecture (Pedro Gadanho, Joao Laia and Susana Ventura, designed by Mousse/Massimiliano Pace, EDP Foundation)

The winner and finalists were chosen from a shortlist announced on 5 March, drawn from nearly 130 entries from around the world.

The Melbourne Art Book Fair ran from 16-18 March.

For more information about the prize, see the NGV website.


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