This book, which retraces three years of archaeological research and was produced within the context of the Interreg Regio Mineralia project, attempts to tell the story of the origins of industrial culture in the Upper Rhine, specifically linked to mining activity in the Middle Ages.
The book is divided into a research part, mainly theoretical and textual, and a catalog part, presenting a selection of archaeological objects related to mining and the life surrounding it. The photographic and photo-engraving work, sublimated by a fifth layer of direct metal tone and the work of the printer, underlines the role of the catalog as an extension of the exhibitions of the research program.
The main typefaces are Sarah Kremer’sBartok (205TF) and Work Sans by Wei Huang. Abbreviations that indicate archeological findings use Minuscule by Thomas Huot-Marchand (205TF).