Centre for International Light Art is a museum in Germany that showcases international art related to artificial and natural light. The site specific installations are placed underground in a former brewery, featuring artists such as Olafur Eliasson and James Turrel.
The book 'The Essence of Light' features the collection of the museums' installations. Starting from the floor plan as the basic structure, the book takes the reader through the space. Executed on different papers contrasting each other. The photos are printed on a 150 grams glossy coated paper while the intro texts are printed on a 60 grams uncoated paper that partly covers the photographs.
The book visually refers to the graphic design of the exhibition 'Lightlines' that took place at the moment of publication. The two toned gradient is an element that will return in the future graphical elements of the Centre for International Light Art, linking to the reflection of light. Each shade represents one language and overlaps in the universal information such as numbers.
The printing was done by Lecturis and the book is published by Wienand.