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Coffee table-böcker eller praktverk – begrepp, attityder och arbetssätt: Djupintervjuer med grafiska formgivare och förlagsanställda
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Graphic Arts Technology.
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Graphic Arts Technology.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Coffee table books or Luxury works – terms, attitudes and the work process : In-depth interviews with graphic designers and employees at publishing houses (English)
Abstract [sv]

Åtta semi-strukturerade djupintervjuer genomfördes i syfte att kartlägga svenska formgivares och förlagsanställdas strategiska och kreativa arbetsprocess samt olika attityder vid arbetet med praktverk och coffee table-böcker. Dessa böckers termer och definitioner diskuterades även, samt boktypens förut-sättningar och utmaningar på marknaden. I denna rapport presenteras funna teman rörande dessa tankemönster och attity-der, samt en generell beskrivning av arbetsprocessen. Produktionen av coffee table-böcker och praktverk fanns vara komplex på grund av att den involverade många personer, tog lång tid i anspråk, var kost-sam och hade relativt små vinstmarginaler vilket därmed kunde förenas med vissa risker. Respondenterna upplevde generellt arbetet som spännande, roligt och givande.Studien belyser även förekomsten av en viss diskrepans vad gäller associationerna till termerna ”coffee table-bok” och ”praktverk”. Coffee table-böcker ansågs främst av de förlagsanställda ha ett innehåll av lägre kvalitet jämfört med det hos ett praktverk.

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Semi-structured, in-depth interviews with eight Swedish graphic designers and employees at publishing houses were carried out with the purpose of mapping the strategic and creative work process of producing Coffee table books and Luxury works (Swedish praktverk), as well as respondents attitudes towards these processes.The three main steps identified in the process are presented and compared to results in previous studies. The production of these books was found to be complex due to the number of people involved, the time required, the costs involved and the relatively small profit margins.  All of which increase the exposure to certain risks.  The re-spondents however found the work to be exciting, enjoyable and fulfilling.In addition to this the study discovered the inconsistency between the definition of “Coffee table book” and “Luxury work” and what was found to be the com-monly accepted understanding of these.  This applied particularly to the term “Coffee table book,” where some respondents associated the term to a lower standard of literature. The terms and definitions of these books will be dis-cussed as well as the market condition described by the respondents.

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2014.
Keyword [en]
book design, coffee table book, creative work process, employees at publishing houses, graphic design, illustrated book, luxury work, publishing house, strategic work process.
Keyword [sv]
bokdesign, coffee table-bok, förlag, förlagsanställda, grafisk design, illustrerad facklitteratur, kreativ process, praktverk, strategisk process.
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Visual Arts
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-15633OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-15633DiVA: diva2:747183
Available from: 2014-09-30 Created: 2014-09-16 Last updated: 2015-06-25Bibliographically approved

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