The Library

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Elisabeth Tonnard
The Library
Leerdam/Holanda, 2015.
Digital print, exposed sewing
10,5 x 14,8 cm
56 p.
150 ex.

Este livro é uma biblioteca. As imagens são pequenas seleções de imagens de um catálogo documentando as perdas da Gemäldegalerie no Museu Kaiser Friedrich, o Museu Bode atual, em Berlim durante e após a Segunda Guerra Mundial. A Gemäldegalerie perdeu mais de quatrocentas pinturas, a coleção de escultura do museu perdeu cerca de um terço de seu acervo. A documentação fotográfica e os moldes de gesso permanecem como ecos fantasmáticos do que havia lá. A maioria das perdas ocorreu poucos dias antes e depois do fim da guerra, em maio de 1945, quando dois incêndios devastadores na torre de fuzis de Friedrichshain destruíram a maioria das principais obras de arte que haviam sido armazenadas lá para ficarem em segurança. A causa dos incêndios nunca foi explicada e tornou-se lenda. As pinturas a que se referem essas imagens estavam guardadas. Depois da fumaça, pensamos nesta biblioteca de livros desconhecidos.

 

 

This book is a library. The images in it are tiny selections from pictures in a catalogue documenting the losses of the Gemäldegalerie at the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, the present-day Bode Museum, in Berlin during and after World War II. The Gemäldegalerie lost over four hundred paintings, the sculpture collection at the museum lost about a third of its holdings. Photographic documentation and plaster casts remain as ghostly echoes of what was once there. The majority of losses occurred in the days just before and after the end of the war in May 1945 when two devastating fires in the Friedrichshain flak tower destroyed most of the major works of art that had been stored there for safekeeping. The cause of the fires was never explained and has become the subject of legend. Trapped in there were the paintings these images refer to. Out of the smoke we think up this library of unknown books.

Veja mais imagens aqui. See a short discussion by Sarah Bodman here. The book was nominated for the Révélation Jeunes Talents Livre d’Artiste by the ADAGP, France, 2016.

https://elisabethtonnard.com/

Stored Images

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Maurizio Nannucci
Stored Images
Bolzano: Museion, 1992.
1 v. : in gran parte ill.
(texto em inglês, alemão e italiano)
22 × 22 cm
[52] p.
600 ex.

Neste livro Maurizio Nannucci lista lugares pioneiros de vendas e / ou  arquivos dedicados a publicações de artistas no mundo todo, incluindo Art Metropole, Toronto; Printed Matter, New York; Walther Konig, Koln; Gelbe Musik, Berlin. Cada lugar tem uma página dupla em que uma visão fotográfica da coleção é impressa em lugar do endereço. Um texto espalhado em todas as páginas conta uma história.

Dans ce livre, Maurizio Nannucci répertorie les lieux pionniers d’archives et/ou de ventes dédiés aux publications d’artistes dans le monde. Chaque lieu dispose d’une double page sur laquelle une vue photographique de la collection est imprimée en regard de l’adresse. Un texte dispersé sur l’ensemble des pages est à lire au fur et à mesure du feuilletage.

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Lesend

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Peter Wüthrich
Lesend
Colonia: Salon Verlag, 1997
Texto em alemão
32 p.
ISBN 978-3-932189-14-2

O livro consiste em fotografias de pessoas lendo.

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http://www.salon-verlag.de/book/lesend/

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The New Five Foot Shelf of Books

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Allen Ruppersberg
The New Five Foot Shelf of Books
Brussels: Editions Micheline Szwajcer & Michèle Didier; Ljubljana: International Centre of Graphic Arts, 2003
672 p.
23,50  x 16,50 x 5,50 cm
1000 ex.

« In 2001, we decided to publish the complete text of The New Five Foot Shelf in one single volume, in softcover, to make it affordable for most people. We gathered the manual of the 1910’s The Five Foot Shelf Of Books and the five chapters together. With kind support of the International Centre of Graphic Arts of Ljubljana, we published in June 2003 The New Five Foot Shelf of Books, presented during the Ljubljana Biennale. The New Five Foot Shelf of Books includes a great deal of biographical references, such as Duchamp’s or Broodthaers’, that we find in the The Three Marcels chapter.
Those references do not belong to public property yet. In the chapter entitled Once upon a time when books were famous, Allen Ruppersberg also uses a lot of authors’ quotes. It became quickly obvious that the commercialization of this book would be impossible without paying rights of mentioned authors. So we decided to publish this book NOT FOR SALE, getting round the law, making the book « out-law », « offside »… and establishing new rules… »
Michèle Didier

The New Five Foot Shelf of Books by Allen Ruppersberg has been in the center of several art performances, during which the artist has offered himself one copy of the book and dedicated it to the persons in the audience.

• The book measures 23,50 cm x 16,50 cm by 5,50 cm
• Contains 21 printed 32-page signatures, a total of 672 pages
• Paper : Offset Munken 90 g Main 1.8

http://www.micheledidier.com/index.php/gb/productions-1/artist-s-books/the-new-five-foot-shelf-books.html

http://www.mglc-lj.si/eng/index-sale.htm

Referência:
Gilbert, Annette (ed.). Reprint: Appropriation (&) Literature. Weisbaden: Lux Books, 2014, p. 235