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    DescriptionAustrian-born, New York-based graphic designer, typographer and artist Stefan Sagmeister (born 1962) often tests and transgresses the boundary between art and design, through his imaginative implementation of typography. "The Happy Film Pitch Book" both documents Sagmeister's touring exhibition, "The Happy Show," and anticipates his ongoing feature length film, "The Happy Film." In both projects, Sagmeister undergoes a series of self-experiments (each experiment lasting three months)--with meditation, cognitive therapy, and mood-altering pharmaceuticals--attempting to improve his personal happiness. I am usually rather bored with definitions," Sagmeister says. "Happiness, however, is just such a big subject that it might be worth a try to pin it down." "The Happy Show," Sagmeister's first museum show in the United States, documents his adventures in video, print, infographics, sculpture and interactive installations, most of which were custom-made for this exhibition. Here, Sagmeister offers his own witty and poignant thoughts and reasons for his ten-year exploration of happiness. Throughout the book, Sagmeister's trademark maxims serve as access points to a larger exploration of happiness, its cultural significance, our constant pursuit of it and its notoriously ephemeral nature.


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    Title
    Stefan Sagmeister - the Happy Film Pitch Book
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stefan Sagmeister
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 244
    Width: 71 mm
    Height: 102 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780884541257
    ISBN 10: 0884541258
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    LC classification: NC
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 20
    Abridged Dewey: 741
    BISAC V2.8: DES007000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 20
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 85860
    Thema V1.0: AGB
    Publisher
    University of Pennsylvania,Institute of Contemporary Art
    Imprint name
    University of Pennsylvania,Institute of Contemporary Art
    Publication date
    30 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Philadelphia