How to Make a Book with Steidl

Director Gereon Wetzel and Jörg Adolph
Genre Documentary
Runtime 88 minutes
Supplier Autlook Filmsales GmbH
Festivals/Awards Best German Documentary - Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film 2010
Release Date In theatres on August 31, 2013

Synopsis

For 40 years, Gerhard Steidl has combined the roles of printer and publisher, resolved to personally check each sheet leaving his printing shop in Göttingen. This perfectionism, combined with an unconditional love for books, for the traditional printing craft, and a commitment to the quality standards of manufacturing (in the original sense of the word, made by hand), has gained worldwide attention. The most internationally renowned photographic artists vie for the opportunity to collaborate with Gerhard Steidl, to conceive and produce the perfect publication with him.

Filmed in the direct cinema style, How to Make a Book with Steidl observes the publisher, as he collaborates with the world famous photographers Joel Sternfeld, Robert Frank, Ed Ruscha, Jeff Wall and Robert Adams, at their studios and other places of work, in New York, London and Paris, in the Katar desert, and, last but not least, in Göttingen. Here, in "Steidlville", their works are printed on Steidl's own machines, in three shifts. In goes the idea, out comes the finished book.

Best German Documentary - Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film 2010 


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Cast & Credits

Featuring
Gerhard Steidl
Joel Sternfeld
Robert Frank
Ed Ruscha
Jeff Wall
Robert Adams

Press & Articles

“'How to Make A Book Like Steidl': delightful, from start to finish” - The Seattle Times

“NNNN” - Now Magazine

“'How to Make a Book with Steidl' – Hot Docs 2011 ” - Toronto Film Scene

How to Make a Book with Steidl

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