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Issue

2023

Publisher

David Zwirner Books, New York

Details

Hardback, 208 pages

ISBN

9781644231111

Language

English

Category

Artist's Books

Notes

This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition "Gerhard Richter", 16 March 2023 - 29 April 2023, at David Zwirner Gallery, New York, USA.

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Gerhard Richter: 100 Abstract Pictures Richter, Gerhard 2023

Issue

2017

Publisher

Heni Publishing, London

Details

Hardback, Unpaged pages

ISBN

9780993316166

Language

English

Category

Artist's Books
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Gerhard Richter: 40 Tage Richter, Gerhard 2017

Issue

2016

Publisher

Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln

Details

Hardback, 144 pages

ISBN

9783863357757

Language

German

Category

Artist's Books
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Birkenau. 93 Details aus meinem Bild 'Birkenau' Richter, Gerhard 2016

Issue

2015

Publisher

Walther Koenig, Köln

Details

Hardback, 828 pages

ISBN

9783863355203

Language

German, English

Category

Artist's Books
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Gerhard Richter: Atlas, in vier Bänden Friedel, Helmut 2015

Issue

2014

Publisher

Liersch, Berlin

Editor

Freundeskreis der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden

Details

Unknown binding, 46 pages

Language

German

Category

Artist's Books

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The artist's book 'Rohmaterial Sonderausgabe' was written in February 2014 on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Dresden Art Academy. 112 artists have created original contributions exclusively for the two volumes of the edition. The total circulation amounts to 125 copies, 65 of which are reserved for the artists.

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Rohmaterial Sonderausgabe 2014

Issue

2014

Publisher

Gregory R. Miller & Co, New York, NY

Details

Softcover, 112 pages

ISBN

9781941366011, 1941366015

Language

English

Category

Artist's Books

Notes

Series 'Schriften des Gerhard Richter Archiv Dresden ; vol. 14'

Gerhard Richter. Books is the translation of the German book Gerhard Richter. Bücher, which was first published in 2013 and exclusively addresses Gerhard Richter’s artist’s books. Starting with a brief introduction to the history of the genre, Dieter Schwarz proceeds to analyse Richter’s diverse publications, which don’t necessarily stand out with extravagant covers, but are versatile in dealing with different subjects and their presentation. The aspect of reproduction and the processing of graphical material, which plays a crucial role in Richter’s works in general, can also be found in most of his books. Schwarz adjudges Eis and Wald a special status, as they are not derived from image details like War Cut or Patterns, but consist of independent series of pictures.

 

In the interview with Richter, Hans Ulrich Obrist, who also collaborated with him on a number of books, discusses the artist’s books chronologically and raises detailed questions about the development and context of all of Richter’s publications. The interviewer talks to Richter about his ideals and guiding principles in painting. Obrist is mainly interested in the structure and layout of the books, which demonstrate a carefully conceived composition.

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Gerhard Richter. Books Obrist, Hans Ulrich / Schwarz, Dieter / Richter, Gerhard / Elger, Dietmar 2014

Issue

2013

Publisher

Distributed Art Publishers, New York, NY

Details

Hardback, 338 pages

ISBN

1935202995, 978-1935202998

Language

English

Category

Artist's Books

Notes

Reprint edition

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Gerhard Richter. War Cut Richter, Gerhard 2013

Issue

2013

Publisher

Walther König, Köln

Details

Hardback, 344 pages

ISBN

978-3863350420

Language

English

Category

Artist's Books

The artist's book War Cut, designed by Gerhard Richter focuses on Abstract Painting [CR: 648-2] of 1987, which is located at Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris.

In May 2002, Gerhard Richter took detailed photographs of the picture, in which dark colours dominate and whose rather rough appearance is striking.

Two years later, Richter takes the photographs up again for his book project War Cut. 216 close-up photographs are juxtaposed to 216 texts from the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung of 20th and 21th March 2003, the beginning of the Iraq War. Whereas Gerhard Richter assembles the pictures following aesthetical principles, the texts are mainly printed in their chronological order. The layout of the book follows a formal pattern: the photographs as well as the texts fill a space of 10 x 15 cm.

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Gerhard Richter. War Cut Richter, Gerhard 2013

Issue

2013

Publisher

Heni Publishing, London

Details

Hardback, 72 pages

ISBN

9780956404114

Language

English

Category

Artist's Books

Notes

Limited edition of 800 copies

Gerhard Richter produced November, a series of 54 works in ink, in 2008. These works were created using a variety of ways to manipulate the consistency of ink and its flow on highly absorbent paper. The ink permeated through the sheets creating two related images, one on the front and one on the back of each of the altogether 27 sheets. In some cases Richter also applied lacquer or pencil.

 

The artist had a complete set of facsimiles made so both sides of the 27 sheets could be viewed at the same time. However, the sequence of mirrored pairs of images is disrupted, as some of the motifs have been rotated by 180 degrees. The book displays the images of the pairs, one on the front and one on the back of each page and ends with an overview of all 54 works. Every page is dated, mainly in sequence of their production.

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Gerhard Richter. November Richter, Gerhard / Schwarz, Dieter 2013

Issue

2013

Publisher

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden

Details

Softcover, 118 pages

ISBN

9783932264429

Language

German

Category

Artist's Books

Notes

Series 'Schriften des Gerhard Richter Archiv Dresden ; vol. 11'

Gerhard Richter. Bücher is the first publication that exclusively addresses Gerhard Richter’s artist’s books. Starting with a brief introduction to the history of the genre, Dieter Schwarz proceeds to analyse Richter’s diverse publications, which don’t necessarily stand out with extravagant covers, but are versatile in dealing with different subjects and their presentation. The aspect of reproduction and the processing of graphical material, which plays a crucial role in Richter’s works in general, can also be found in most of his books. Schwarz adjudges Eis and Wald a special status, as they are not derived from image details like War Cut or Patterns, but consist of independent series of pictures.

 

In the interview with Richter, Hans Ulrich Obrist, who also collaborated with him on a number of books, discusses the artist’s books chronologically and raises detailed questions about the development and context of all of Richter’s publications. The interviewer talks to Richter about his ideals and guiding principles in painting. Obrist is mainly interested in the structure and arrangement of the books, which demonstrate a carefully conceived composition.

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Gerhard Richter. Bücher Obrist, Hans Ulrich / Schwarz, Dieter / Richter, Gerhard / Elger, Dietmar 2013

Issue

2012

Publisher

Heni Publishing, London / Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln / Thames and Hudson, London

Details

Hardback, 487 pages

ISBN

9780500093726

Language

English

Category

Artist's Books

The artist's book documents Gerhard Richter’s experiment of taking an image of his original Abstract Painting [CR: 724-4] and dividing it vertically into strips: first 2, then 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, up to 4096 strips. This process (twelve stages of division) results in 8190 strips, each of which is the height of the original image. With each stage of division the strips become progressively thinner (a strip of the 12th division is 0.08 mm). Endless more divisions are possible, but they would soon only become visible by enlargement. Each strip is then mirrored and repeated, which results in patterns. The number of repetitions increases with each stage of division in order to make patterns of consistent size. The result of 238 listed patterns is published on 238 double page images.

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Gerhard Richter. Patterns. Divided, Mirrored, Repeated Richter, Gerhard 2012

Issue

2012

Publisher

Heni Publishing, London / Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln

Details

Hardback, 520 pages

ISBN

9783863351908

Language

English

Category

Artist's Books

The artist's book documents Gerhard Richter’s experiment of taking an image of his original Abstract Painting [CR: 724-4] and dividing it vertically into strips: first 2, then 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, up to 4096 strips. This process (twelve stages of division) results in 8190 strips, each of which is the height of the original image. With each stage of division the strips become progressively thinner (a strip of the 12th division is 0.08 mm). Endless more divisions are possible, but they would soon only become visible by enlargement. Each strip is then mirrored and repeated, which results in patterns. The number of repetitions increases with each stage of division in order to make patterns of consistent size. The result of 238 listed patterns is published on 238 double page images.

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Gerhard Richter. Patterns. Divided, Mirrored, Repeated Richter, Gerhard 2012

Issue

2012

Publisher

Centre Pompidou, Paris / Heni Publishing, London / Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln

Details

Hardback, 487 pages

ISBN

9782844265777

Language

French

Category

Artist's Books

The artist's book documents Gerhard Richter’s experiment of taking an image of his original Abstract Painting [CR: 724-4] and dividing it vertically into strips: first 2, then 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, up to 4096 strips. This process (twelve stages of division) results in 8190 strips, each of which is the height of the original image. With each stage of division the strips become progressively thinner (a strip of the 12th division is 0.08 mm). Endless more divisions are possible, but they would soon only become visible by enlargement. Each strip is then mirrored and repeated, which results in patterns. The number of repetitions increases with each stage of division in order to make patterns of consistent size. The result of 238 listed patterns is published on 238 double page images.

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Gerhard Richter. Motifs. Division, miroir, répétition Richter, Gerhard 2012

Issue

2012

Publisher

Heni Publishing, London / Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln distributed by Distributed Art Publishers (D. A. P.) New York, NY

Details

Hardback, 487 pages

ISBN

9781935202981

Language

English

Category

Artist's Books

The artist's book documents Gerhard Richter’s experiment of taking an image of his original Abstract Painting [CR: 724-4] and dividing it vertically into strips: first 2, then 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, up to 4096 strips. This process (twelve stages of division) results in 8190 strips, each of which is the height of the original image. With each stage of division the strips become progressively thinner (a strip of the 12th division is 0.08 mm). Endless more divisions are possible, but they would soon only become visible by enlargement. Each strip is then mirrored and repeated, which results in patterns. The number of repetitions increases with each stage of division in order to make patterns of consistent size. The result of 238 listed patterns is published on 238 double page images.

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Gerhard Richter. Patterns. Divided, Mirrored, Repeated Richter, Gerhard 2012

Issue

2011

Publisher

Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln

Details

Hardback, 142 pages

ISBN

9783865609243

Language

German

Category

Artist's Books

The artist's book Gerhard Richter. Eis shows photographs taken by Gerhard Richter on a trip to Greenland in 1972: snowy mountains, ice floes, the vastness of the sea laden with chunks of ice, unspoiled nature. Some of the motifs can be found in Richter’s subsequent work, e.g. Iceberg in Mist [CR: 496-1]. The photographs are juxtaposed with texts which are taken from the 1871 edition of the Brockhaus encyclopaedia and relate to Greenland.

The two covers are indicative of the book’s artistic design; inside, the texts have neither a beginning nor an end, and photographs and texts are partly printed upside down. It is noteworthy that the photographs and texts are always printed in the same size, 8.5 x 12.9 cm, an area which has sometimes been left blank.

The book affords the viewer the possibility to trace this subjective experience of Greenland’s ice in a visual way, completed by neutrally communicated knowledge from the encyclopaedia.
 

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Gerhard Richter. Eis Richter, Gerhard 2011

Issue

2011

Publisher

Heni Publishing, London

Details

Hardback, 176 pages

ISBN

9780956404152

Language

English

Category

Artist's Books

This artist's book comprises of 84 reproductions of sketches taken from a notebook made between 2004 and 2009. Some sketches feature figurative motifs, human forms and faces, while others appear as purely abstract shapes, configurations and patterns.

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Gerhard Richter. Night Sketches Richter, Gerhard 2011

Issue

2011

Publisher

Heni Publishing, London / Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln

Details

Hardback, 452 pages

ISBN

9783865609410

Language

English

Category

Artist's Books

The artist's book documents Gerhard Richter’s experiment of taking an image of his original Abstract Painting [CR: 724-4] and dividing it vertically into strips: first 2, then 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, up to 4096 strips. This process (twelve stages of division) results in 8190 strips, each of which is the height of the original image. With each stage of division the strips become progressively thinner (a strip of the 12th division is 0.08 mm). Endless more divisions are possible, but they would soon only become visible by enlargement. Each strip is then mirrored and repeated, which results in patterns. The number of repetitions increases with each stage of division in order to make patterns of consistent size. The result of 221 listed patterns is published on 221 double page images. The book is published in a limited edition of 800 numbered copies, 50 of which are numbered with Roman numerals I–L. Copies nos. 1–200 are signed.
 

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Gerhard Richter. Patterns. Divided - Mirrored - Repeated Richter, Gerhard 2011

Issue

2010

Publisher

Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln

Details

Hardback, 96 pages

ISBN

9783865608192

Language

German

Category

Artist's Books

Gerhard Richter’s artist's book Sindbad is dedicated to his series of reverse glass paintings of the same name. Here, the paintings are brought together with the story Sinbad the Sailor from Arabian Nights.

The abstract colour creations of the Sinbad series were originally arranged in pairs and the pattern is replicated with the images displayed in the book. Also, the size of the book corresponds to that of the original paintings, 30 x 24 cm. The high-gloss illustrations that recall the quality of the reverse glass paintings are interrupted by texts describing the voyages of Sinbad in regular intervals. The story’s introduction forms part of the book’s cover, as a partial sleeve.

When Gerhard Richter designed the book, he left the binding and the cardboard visible but completed it with a high-gloss sleeve that shows a modified detail from the Sinbad series.

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Gerhard Richter: Sindbad Richter, Gerhard 2010

Issue

2009

Publisher

Ivorypress, Madrid

Editor

Obrist, Hans Ulrich

Details

Softcover, 86 pages

ISBN

9780955961359

Language

English, German, Spanish

Category

Artist's Books

Notes

New edition

Gerhard Richter’s artist's book Sils is named after the Swiss village of the same name, which he visited regularly for many years. Richter has approached the Sils landscape from various angles with a series of overpainted photographs. The photographs are mostly arranged as pairs, and are entitled Fextal, Piz Lunghi, Piz Surlej, Piz Corvatsch or Silsersee after different places within the region. Owing to the overpainting and their orientation – some of them are printed upside down – it is difficult to recognise the different locations.

The book was first published on the occasion of a Gerhard Richter exhibition at Nietzsche-Haus in Sils in 1992, and has been reprinted repeatedly since.

Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist, with a text by Peter André Bloch.

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Gerhard Richter: Sils Richter, Gerhard / Obrist, Hans Ulrich / Bloch, Peter André 2009

Issue

2009

Publisher

Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln

Details

Softcover, 184 pages

ISBN

9783865606921

Language

English

Category

Artist's Books

Gerhard Richter dedicated this artist's book to the art historian Hans Ulrich Obrist who he has worked with for many years.

The book comprises of three main elements: photographs showing Hans Ulrich Obrist, partly painted over, and text fragments of interviews that Obrist conducted with Richter. These elements are juxtaposed with photographs showing details of Richter’s paintings, depicting predominantly pastose colour application or structures of paint.

Randomness appears to have played a part in how the three elements are arranged, and the text fragments have been positioned with the help of a random generator. There are two front covers on either side of the book, which encourage the reader to start from either side. In keeping with the principle of randomness and shifts in structure, the pictures and texts in the catalogue do not follow a consistent direction.

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Obrist - O'Brist Richter, Gerhard / Obrist, Hans Ulrich 2009