Two volumes swiss-bound into a single cover, Screen-printed polyvinyl chloride dust jacket, printrun 1250 copies. Design by YES Studio, texts by Prof. Pedro Ferreira, Daniel Jewsbury.
“ways of knowing” is a book project by Daniel Stier, due for publication end of 2015.
The book, designed and published in collaboration with YES studio, will consist of approx.160 pages.
It consists of two parts: firstly there is a series of experimental setups taken in research laboratories across Europe and the US.
The second part of the book are stillifes taken in Daniel Stier's studio. Some of which are real experiments demonstrating scientific
rules, others complete fantasy, only reminiscent of evidential, scientific photography.
The whole book is a curious outsiders view into the world of science, incomprehensible for most, but always strangely fascinating.
The combination of the existing research labs and the imagined experiments draws parallels between the work of scientists
Both search deeply, and often wanderingly, for the big questions. In both domains you find obsessive beliefs of invention and creation
that have led to the highest forms of specialisation.
The photos in this book become metaphors for a process of an open-ended inquiry, a feedback loop of thinking and doing,
and ultimately the need to find order in a all too complex reality.
The book will also have two essays written by Professor Pedro Ferreira, University Lecturer in Astrophysics at University of Oxford and
Daniel Jewsbury, writer, artist and lecturer at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin.
Publisher: YES Editions
Size: 22 x 26 cm (approx.)