Gerhard Richter. Patterns. Divided, Mirrored, Repeated

Author Richter, Gerhard
Date 2012
Publisher Heni Publishing, London / Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln / Thames and Hudson, London
Details Hardback, 487 pages
ISBN 9780500093726
Language English

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.

Related publication

Title Author Author

Issue

2012

Publisher

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

Details

Hardback, 487 pages

ISBN

9780500093726

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.

...
More Details
Gerhard Richter. Patterns. Divided, Mirrored, Repeated 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

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.

...
More Details
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

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.

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