Distributed for Scheidegger & Spiess
In this era of increasing globalization and commercial capitalism, Standard shows that international hotel chains, restaurants, and other establishments maintain a remarkably uniform design—a true “standard”—that has made many places and cities feel almost interchangeable. At the same time, they retain some of their unique characteristics, and Eberhard’s photographs reveal the subtle, yet important, influence of local taste. The book also contains an essay by German novelist Benedict Wells on the monotony he feels while staying in a succession of hotel rooms on book tours, as well as essays by art historian Franziska Solte and curator Nadine Wietlisbach.
88 pages | 128 color plates | 13 1/2 x 11 | © 2017
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