Publisher: Köln (Cologne): Walther König, 2015
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112110
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First edition, first printing. Four volumes sharing the following format: Hardcover. Gray cloth-covered boards with title stamped in black on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued; contained in a custom slipcase. Artist's book, with found photographs, clippings, drawings, collages, and paintings by Gerhard Richter. 828 pp., illustrated throughout. 18 x 14 inches. This first edition was limited to 800 copies.
New in publisher's packaging.
From the publisher: "More than 50 years ago, Gerhard Richter began mounting parts of his extensive collection of pictorial material on cardboard, hoping to create order and clarity among his archive of photos, newspaper clippings, sketches, drawings, construction plans, room design, collages, overpainted photographs and drafts of paintings. Richter eschewed chronology--his real interest was in iconographical and typological order. A work in progress, this Atlas soon developed into an independent Gesamtkunstwerk mirroring biographical and historical facts--an artistic cosmos of great autonomy, a source of all of his thought and creation. The artist's book has become an important genre for Richter, and in this large-format, four-volume edition, he has not only reproduced Atlas, but rearranged it. His decision to show all of his plates at a scale of 1:2 makes the monumental archive--with more than 5,000 images--visible in all its details for the first time. Richter himself has redefined the color of his plates, piece by piece, through several correction phases, rendering this epic work accessible in a stunning new publication."