Publisher: Köln (Cologne): Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 110159
First edition (German), first printing. Hardcover. Printed paper-covered boards; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs Thomas Ruff. Edited by Matthias Winzen. Essays (in German) by Per Boym, Ute Eskildsen, Valeria Liebmann and Matthias Winzen. 272 pp. with 129 four-color and black and white plates, and 75 additional black and white and color reference illustrations for the biography and essays, beautifully printed by Druckerei Uhl, Radolfzell. Includes an illustrated biography, list of exhibitions, bibliography and an annotated catalogue raisonné of works since 1979 with 607 color and 502 additional black and white illustrations. 13-3/8 x 10 inches. This first edition was limited to 3000 hardbound copies. Published on the occasion of the 2001 exhibition Thomas Ruff: 1979 - heute at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (also traveled to numerous venues). Very scarce true first German edition and printing.
Fine in Fine dust jacket.
From the publisher: "No other artist from the famous Bechers' class of photography at the conception and the range of his works as Thomas Ruff. The catalogue of works from 1979 to 2001, which is now available, is the first complete compilation of his photographic work, including the current series of "nudes," which has caused quite a stir and controversial discussions. Preceding the catalog is a series of pictures selected by Thomas Ruff himself. Like his fellow students Andreas Gursky, Axel Hütte, and Thomas Struth, Thomas Ruff, today the successor to his teachers Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, has essentially contributed to the international acceptance of photography as art."