06 Minimal & Maximal

Editorial

The term “minimal” describes what reaches its lowest degree, while “maximal” indicates the highest value, the maximum level. However, does “minimal” imply an erasure, or extreme purity? In the light of this, should one consider what is maximal as an excess or an attempt to exhaust a subject? Depending on the point of view, the concepts of minimal and maximal complement, oppose, attract or respond to each other. What links can then be created between these two antinomic terms? Seen through the prism of architecture and design, this dual subject tells us something about hierarchy, opposites, passion and excesses, and more generally about contemporary creative practices. For its sixth issue, Pli challenges you to reflect on how, from this antithesis, a rich and multidisciplinary research could be born.

Détails de la revue

Revue
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  • Pli 05
  • Publication September 2020
  • Special edition : 200 copies with Support Magazine
  • Language french, english
  • Size 160 × 240 × 30 mm
  • Pages 300 p.
  • ISNN 2430 6401
  • Print Run 2000 ex.
  • Papers Arcoprint Milk White 85g, Symbol Freelife Gloss 115g, Arcoprint Milk White 300g
  • Printing Graphius (offset, silkscreen printing)
  • Distribution Les Presses du Réel

Description de la revue

For the 6th edition of its magazine, Pli chooses to dedicate itself to a double theme, that of the “Minimal & Maximal”. The term “minimal” describes what reaches its lowest degree, while “maximal” indicates the highest value, the maximum level. However, does “minimal” imply an erasure, or extreme purity? In the light of this, should one consider what is maximal as an excess or an attempt to exhaust a subject? Depending on the point of view, the concepts of minimal and maximal complement, oppose, attract or respond to each other. What links can then be created between these two antinomic terms / these two extremes? How can they be apprehended through the prism of architecture, publishing and design? How can a print publication tackle this opposition, through a new and singular editorial object ?

Contributeurs

  • Publication direction

    • Christopher Dessus
    • Laurie Da Costa Goncalves
  • Team

    • Claire Malot
    • Agathe Pollet
  • Traduction

    • English traduction by Ruth Oldham
  • Authors

    • Benoit Marcou
    • Claire Roy & Adélie Collard
    • Emile Forest
    • Jean–Baptiste Poinot & Quentin Prost
    • Julienne Richard
    • Laure Choquer
    • Quentin Creuzet
    • Reem Saleh
    • Roman Weil & Tom Formont (UNITS)
    • Théophile Chatelais
  • Guests

    • Anton Alvarez
    • Daniel Zamarbide (Bureau)
    • Emmanuelle Roule
    • Studio GGSV
    • India Mahdavi
    • Ines Cox
    • Inga Sempé
    • Mathias Courtet
  • Limited and special edition with Support Magazine (200 copies)

    • Azais
    • Fanélie Muselier
    • Gabriel Gabriel Garble
    • Julien Gobled
    • Jul Quanouai
    • Manon Cezaro
    • Margaux Dereume
    • Nicholas Law
    • Nikita Michelsen
    • Resco Verto
    • Theophile Bartz
    • Tim Romanowski
    • Valentin Guillon