The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2021: The Editor’s Issue

There is no shortage of explanations as to what exactly makes a beautiful book. Over the years, the criteria have also changed with the times. And although parameters change, it is still all about finding the right form for the content. For the 2021 edition of ‘The Most Beautiful Swiss Books’, the jury was handed more than 400 volumes to consider. In the end, only 23 of these would be selected to receive the accolade. Designed by Aude Lehmann, this publication recounts the deliberations, logistics, expected and unforeseen obstacles, and finally the award-winning titles themselves. Six interviews with various professionals involved in the books’ production are also included.