Manchester MODERN, a book 20 years in the making, is finally ready after a painstaking design process, which has at times left Modernist Society founders Jack Hale and Eddy Rhead wondering if the book would ever see the light of day at all.
Manchester MODERN by Richard Brook of the Manchester School of Architecture, one of the leading thinkers and researchers of mainstream modern architecture.
The book was expected to be ready for launch in March but thanks to the desire for perfectionism that artist and designer Vaseem Bhatti brings to every project things didn’t exactly go to plan.
Bhatti, is a renowned artist, is well known for defining the distinctive visual identity of Warp Records’ Lex Records and Manchester’s Skam Records. Like Richard, Bhatti would not compromise on his vision for the book. Reasons for the delay included Bhatti deciding to hand singe the edge of every individual orange ribbon bookmark, hand numbering every single copy and checking every page for production errors. A further delay was caused by the discovery of asbestos at the book binders resulting in a full factory shutdown. Bhatti also included some ground concrete from the rubble of his beloved Rochdale bus station in the limited edition concrete version of the book.
The long overdue book is now ready for your pleasure.
The 'standard' cardboard cover edition is priced at £32 plus p&p
Available in two versions - black bound and grey bound
The special black PVC cover
edition with map is priced at £42 plus p&p
**WE HAVE BEEN OVERWHELMED BY THE INTEREST IN THIS PROJECT AND ARE AFRAID TO SAY ALL VERSIONS HAVE NOW SOLD OUT
WE ARE SORRY IF YOU MISSED OUT**