Award ceremony “Most Beautiful German Books”

Ruby Press were at Die Schönesten Deutschen Bücher (Most Beautiful German Book) awards 2016, having been nominated for our Architecture Reading Aid Ahmedabad.

The jury, which included publishers, production experts, designers and academics from the likes of Hatje Cantz, Gestalten, and Kohlibri, said of the book in their report, “This small, soft cover, perfect for your back pocket, has no fear of crumpled corners […] Masterpieces of modern architecture by Corbusier or Doshi are on an equal footing with temporary installations such as street temples and tea kitchens – in the little book and also in the city.”

Congratulations to Verlag der Buchlandlung Walther König, Köln who scooped the grand prize for their Architekturführer Köln, as well as to all the other publishers whose amazing books were nominated.

Testament to the fact that good things really do come in small packages, Architecture Reading Aid was definitely the most diminutive of the 25 strong selection, but this didn’t stop the jury also describing it as, “a wonderful performance by this vade mecum: generating understanding for the fact that some things in other places are simply different – for good reason.”

You can order yourself a copy of one of Germany’s most beautiful books of 2016 for yourself, here