Since Wednesday, you’ve probably seen the so long-awaited Designed by Apple in California in bookshops. From the 1998 iMac to 2015 Apple Pencil, inside the book you will find pictures and only pictures. Four hundred and fifty pages without a word.
Photographs were shot by the famous photographer Andrew Zuckerman, known for the quality of his sheer white backgrounds subjects pictured.
The book enhances the work of a small design team’s members who’ve been working together for twenty five years. The design studio is a workshop where are designed three dimensional objects and made a lot of models and prototypes. It’s all the complexity of the process of actually making an object which is highlighted. The goal is to understand how each object came to be.
The book, dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs, lets guns do the talking. Its price is considered as being too high. In fact you would have to pay 299 $ for the complete version and 199 $ for the shorter one. A cost that the hugest fans won’t have any problem to spend.
Anne Duchêne, IEJ 3E
Tuesday 8 November, the famous French writer Serge Joncour received the “Interallié Award” in the first round with six votes, for his book “Reposes-toi sur moi” published in September. This book tells a beautiful love story of Ludovic, a former paasant who came to live in Paris and Aurore who works in the field of fashion, two people who are totally different but who will become lovers.
Serge Joncour was born in 1961, originally from a farming family. In many of his works, we can feel the rural side and several details that refer to his childhood in the countryside with his parents.
The price “Interalié” is a French literary prize awarded annually since 1930 in November during the period of literary price falls. Serge Joncour has succeed Laurent Binet, who won the price in 2015 for his book “La septième fonction du language”. Serge Joncour ended up in final with two famous writers Gaël Faye and Eric Vuilliard.
The “Interallié” award is not the only price that Serge Joncour has won in his life, he wrote a lot of different books like “L’écrivain national” and “L’amour sans le faire”. This latest book permitted him to win the “Prix literraire des Hebdos en Région” in 2013.
By Noémie Malka, IEJ1D