The publication documents the everyday life of family Lange using meticulously kept cash books. Gisela Lange, the mother of the author, gathered endless accounts of groceries, taxes, parties, leisure activities, clothes or presents with an exact price index.
To complement the cycle of this everyday life narratively, the first 18 years of life, from 1979 to 1997, were analyzed and summarized in appropriate categories. Brief explanations and interviews with protagonists of the list illustrate important moments. A series of family photos, pictures of products, certificates and receipts add to the family’s archive.
With its 12.051 items, "Lange Liste 79–97" grants a detailed impression of the hidden desires, pleasures and losses of a family’s household kept in two different political and economical systems.

The story of childhood and youth in form of a housekeeping book. A meticulously calculating mother who had to watch her money provides inspiration for experimental literature.
"Lange Liste 79–97" is a unique book covering everyday life during the late GDR and the German Republic shortly after unification.
(Spector Books)

THANK YOU
Gisela Lange, Dieter Lange, Thomas Lange, Conny Lange, Peter Schimmel, Edith Schimmel, Fritz Röhler Sr., Liselotte Röhler, Nadine Schmidt, Kurt Eckert, Alex Hanimann, Sereina Rothenberger, Sarah Owens, Marco Walser, Matthias Michel, Moritz Kemper, Fabian Diem, Martin Kunz, Esther Vonwil, Katja N. Schalcher, Christian Zöhrer, Anika Rosen, Flurina Gradin, Ivan Weiss and Spector Books

This project was developed during the studies of Master of Arts in Design (Editorial Design) at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) from 2011. Special thanks to Kurt Eckert.

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N E W N E W
«61 books with black type on white cover»
English, 256 Pages, 10,8 × 17,7 cm
niggli Verlag, Switzerland
8. — 12. OCT 2014, Book Fair, Frankfurt/Main
bestellen

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S P E C T O R B O O K S

«it’s a Book»
Academy of Visual Arts
15. MAR 2014, Leipzig
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Jan with Lange Liste 79–97 — Leipzig Book Fair 2014

E X H I B I T I O N
Vitsœ 620 Reading Room
«61 books with black type on white cover»
22. FEB — 1. MAR 2014, Vitsœ Munich
Concept & Design with: Atelier Bernd Kuchenbeiser

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C A T A L O G U E
«The Best German Book Design 2013»
ISBN 978-3-9814291-2-1, 16 €
Design: Fons Hickmann m23, Berlin

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L E C T U R E
«Lange Liste 79–97»
HfG Karlsruhe, Glaskubus
11. JUN 2013, 5:00pm, Karlsruhe
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E X H I B I T I O N
«Miss Swiss. The Most Beautiful Swiss Books»
Soho Factory
8. — 29. JUN 2013, Warsaw
more

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E X H I B I T I O N
«Es war viel zu Kurt»
Looking back on 29 years of teaching, showing a selection of editorial projects by students mentored by the one and only Kurt Eckert.
Maxim Garage
22. — 23. MAY 2013, Zurich
Concept & Design: Dafi Kühne and ATLAS Studio

Lange Liste 79–97 awarded as one of
«The Best German Book Design 2013»
Awards at Museum Angewandte Kunst — Frankfurt/Main

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B O O K S H O W
«Lange Liste 79–97»
Leipzig Book Fair
14. — 15. MAR 2013, Leipzig
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N E W N E W
«Lange Liste 79–97»
2nd edition with english supplement
published by Spector Books
order here

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E X H I B I T I O N
«Bavarian State Prize 2012»
Foyer / BMW Museum
20. FEB — 10. MAR 2013, Munich
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OUTPUT №15 — YEARBOOK
order

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Lange Liste 79–97 is nominated to
«Bavarian State Prize 2012»
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L E C T U R E
«Lange Liste 79–97»
Zurich University of the Arts
9. JAN 2013, 6:00pm, Zurich

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Lange Liste 79-97 is selected as one of the
«photo-eye Best Books 2012» by:
Christian Patterson (USA), Rémi Faucheux (FR)
and WassinkLundgren (NL/GB/CN)!
photo-eye Best Books 2012
Lange Liste 79-97 — order signed Copy

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E X H I B I T I O N
«Toughts on a Book»
The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2011
with Ari Marcopoulos & Benjamin Sommerhalder
29. NOV 2012, The Horse Hospital, London
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E X H I B I T I O N
«The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2011»
18. NOV — 16. DEC 2012
Art Library Sitterwerk, St.Gallen
Programme Sitterwerk

Micronaut n°2: «Modern Life is Rubbish»
Poster Fanzine — Julien Gremaud (CH)
Big up Julien!
order

E X H I B I T I O N
«The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2011»
ECAL / University of Art and Design Lausanne
7. — 14. NOV, Lausanne
Programme ECAL

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Lange Liste 79–97 wins the grand prize
of the Saxony State Prize for Design 2012.
See more on the Designer’s Open
from 25. — 28. OCT 2012 at Leipzig.
Saxony State Prize for Design 2012
Designer’s Open 2012

Pop-Up Issue
Book Fair, Lectures, Concerts
4. — 20. OCT 2012, Club Michel, Frankfurt/Main
Programme Pop-Up Issue
Slanted Blog

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DUMMY Magazine Nr. 36 — Listen please:
About the life of the family Lange
more

Lange Liste 79–97
at MZIN (Leipzig)
order

RADIUS Magazine Issue #6:
«Books From The Shelves / Motto»
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E X H I B I T I O N
«The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2011»
CCS / Centre culturel suisse
14. SEP — 16. DEC 2012, Paris
Programme CCS

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Lange Liste 79–97
at Motto (Berlin)
order

E X H I B I T I O N
«The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2011»
3. — 5. AUG 2012, Staziun Lavin (CH)
more

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V E R N I S S A G E
«The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2011»
5. JUL 2012, Helmhaus, Zurich
more

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New edition for Spector Books
— out of stock —
Spector Books
DZA Printing Company

CREATIVE REVIEW UK — The Annual Issue:
«Beauty Contest» more

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OUTPUT AWARD 2012
Lange Liste 79–97
more

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«Best Book Design from all over the World»
Stiftung Buchkunst – Leipzig Book Fair 2012
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Lange Liste 79–97: awarded as one of
«The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2011»
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Lange Liste 79–97 (First Edition)
Christian Lange & Johnson/Kingston
Reederei Press (Berne/Lucerne)
— out of stock —
Johnson/Kingston OsirisDruck Maschinenzoo

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Diploma/Festival of the Arts 2011
Master of Arts in Design
ZHdK Zurich
more

Christian Lange: Lange Liste 79–97
196 pp., 34 × 24cm, german, sewn paperback with numerous
b-w-illustrations and english supplement
2nd edition, Spector Books, Leipzig 2013
ISBN: 978-3-940064-73-8
42.00 €

CONTACT & DISTRIBUTION

Jan Wenzel
Spector Books
Harkortstraße 10
D – 04107 Leipzig
wenzel@spectorbooks.com

Christian Lange
post@lange-liste.de

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