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Christopher Williams

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Christopher Williams: Printed in Germany (Yellow Edition)

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 372 pgs / 138 color / LTD ED 100 copies. | 12/31/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783863356002 | $120.00


Christopher Williams: Printed in Germany (Red Edition)

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 372 pgs / 138 color / LTD ED 100 copies. | 12/31/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783863356019 | $120.00


Christopher Williams: Printed in Germany (Green Edition)

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 372 pgs / 138 color / LTD ED 100 copies. | 12/31/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783863356026 | $120.00


         

ACTIVE BACKLIST

Christopher Williams

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
Foreword by Karola Kraus. Text by Mark Godfrey.

Pbk, 8.75 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 42 color / 22 bw. | 3/31/2011 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783865608444 | $35.00


Christopher Williams

JRP|RINGIER
Edited by Beatrix Rut.

Paperback, 13 x 9.25 in. / 24 pgs / 12 color / 12 bw. | 3/1/2008 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783905829044 | $25.00


Christopher Williams: Secession

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
Foreword by Matthias Hermann. Text by Christian Holler, Vanessa Muller.

Paperback, 8.5 x 11.75 in. / 96 pgs / 10 color / 22 duotone. | 2/1/2007 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783865600417 | $25.00


Christopher Williams: Printed in Germany (Yellow Edition)Christopher Williams: Printed in Germany (Yellow Edition)

Published by Walther König, Köln.

Over the course of his 35-year career, Christopher Williams (born 1956) has produced photographs that engage the conventions of photojournalism, picture archives and commercial imagery--often through a wry combination of parody and homage--and explore their sociopolitical contexts and implications. Using the process of reproduction as a point of entry, the artist questions the communication mechanisms and aesthetic conventions that influence our understanding of reality.
Printed in Germany is the second volume in an ambitious series of books developed by Williams in conjunction with his first major museum survey, The Production Line of Happiness, a critically acclaimed exhibition co- organized for 2014–15 by The Art Institute of Chicago with The Museum of Modern Art, New York and Whitechapel Gallery, London. Following the first publication, an exhibition catalogue that relied more heavily on text than image, Printed in Germany was conceived to exist as a stand-alone visual object and extend the artist's conceptual and aesthetic concerns into book form. A perfect companion to the first publication, it reproduces a carefully curated selection of the artist's painstakingly constructed photographs and features striking graphic design in the near-complete absence of language, with no essay, captions, or even a title page. Through clever manipulations of cropping, ordering, and pagination, Printed in Germany offers readers an original aesthetic experience and comprehensive insight into the practice of one of today's most thought-provoking artists, while--through pure visual splendor--pushing the boundaries of the artist's book into new realms. As with all books in the series, it has been produced in three colors--yellow, red and green--each of which features subtle differences in layout. A third publication in the series, slated for publication in 2015, will include installation photographs from all three presentations of The Production Line of Happiness, essays related to exhibition symposiums and full captions for all of the images included in Printed in Germany.
Born in Los Angeles in 1956, Christopher Williams studied at the California Institute of the Arts under the first wave of West Coast conceptual artists, including John Baldessari and Douglas Huebler, only to become one of his generation's leading conceptualists. Since joining David Zwirner in 2000, the artist has had seven solo exhibitions at the gallery, including recent presentations at the locations in London in 2013 and New York in 2014. Major museum collections which hold works by the artist include The Art Institute of Chicago; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. He lives and works in Cologne and Los Angeles.

PUBLISHER
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 372 pgs / 138 color / LTD ED 100 copies.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 12/31/2014
Forthcoming

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CATALOG: MID WINTER 2014 p. 21   

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STATUS: Forthcoming | 12/31/2014

This title is not yet published in the U.S. To pre-order or receive our notice when the book is published, please email orders @ artbook.com

Christopher Williams: Printed in Germany (Red Edition)Christopher Williams: Printed in Germany (Red Edition)

Published by Walther König, Köln.

Over the course of his 35-year career, Christopher Williams (born 1956) has produced photographs that engage the conventions of photojournalism, picture archives and commercial imagery--often through a wry combination of parody and homage--and explore their sociopolitical contexts and implications. Using the process of reproduction as a point of entry, the artist questions the communication mechanisms and aesthetic conventions that influence our understanding of reality.
Printed in Germany is the second volume in an ambitious series of books developed by Williams in conjunction with his first major museum survey, The Production Line of Happiness, a critically acclaimed exhibition co- organized for 2014–15 by The Art Institute of Chicago with The Museum of Modern Art, New York and Whitechapel Gallery, London. Following the first publication, an exhibition catalogue that relied more heavily on text than image, Printed in Germany was conceived to exist as a stand-alone visual object and extend the artist's conceptual and aesthetic concerns into book form. A perfect companion to the first publication, it reproduces a carefully curated selection of the artist's painstakingly constructed photographs and features striking graphic design in the near-complete absence of language, with no essay, captions, or even a title page. Through clever manipulations of cropping, ordering, and pagination, Printed in Germany offers readers an original aesthetic experience and comprehensive insight into the practice of one of today's most thought-provoking artists, while--through pure visual splendor--pushing the boundaries of the artist's book into new realms. As with all books in the series, it has been produced in three colors--yellow, red and green--each of which features subtle differences in layout. A third publication in the series, slated for publication in 2015, will include installation photographs from all three presentations of The Production Line of Happiness, essays related to exhibition symposiums and full captions for all of the images included in Printed in Germany.
Born in Los Angeles in 1956, Christopher Williams studied at the California Institute of the Arts under the first wave of West Coast conceptual artists, including John Baldessari and Douglas Huebler, only to become one of his generation's leading conceptualists. Since joining David Zwirner in 2000, the artist has had seven solo exhibitions at the gallery, including recent presentations at the locations in London in 2013 and New York in 2014. Major museum collections which hold works by the artist include The Art Institute of Chicago; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. He lives and works in Cologne and Los Angeles.

PUBLISHER
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 372 pgs / 138 color / LTD ED 100 copies.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 12/31/2014
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: MID WINTER 2014 p. 21   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783863356019 FLAT40
LIST PRICE: $120.00 CDN $120.00

AVAILABILITY
Awaiting stock

STATUS: Forthcoming | 12/31/2014

This title is not yet published in the U.S. To pre-order or receive our notice when the book is published, please email orders @ artbook.com

Christopher Williams: Printed in Germany (Green Edition)Christopher Williams: Printed in Germany (Green Edition)

Published by Walther König, Köln.

Over the course of his 35-year career, Christopher Williams (born 1956) has produced photographs that engage the conventions of photojournalism, picture archives and commercial imagery--often through a wry combination of parody and homage--and explore their sociopolitical contexts and implications. Using the process of reproduction as a point of entry, the artist questions the communication mechanisms and aesthetic conventions that influence our understanding of reality.
Printed in Germany is the second volume in an ambitious series of books developed by Williams in conjunction with his first major museum survey, The Production Line of Happiness, a critically acclaimed exhibition co- organized for 2014–15 by The Art Institute of Chicago with The Museum of Modern Art, New York and Whitechapel Gallery, London. Following the first publication, an exhibition catalogue that relied more heavily on text than image, Printed in Germany was conceived to exist as a stand-alone visual object and extend the artist's conceptual and aesthetic concerns into book form. A perfect companion to the first publication, it reproduces a carefully curated selection of the artist's painstakingly constructed photographs and features striking graphic design in the near-complete absence of language, with no essay, captions, or even a title page. Through clever manipulations of cropping, ordering, and pagination, Printed in Germany offers readers an original aesthetic experience and comprehensive insight into the practice of one of today's most thought-provoking artists, while--through pure visual splendor--pushing the boundaries of the artist's book into new realms. As with all books in the series, it has been produced in three colors--yellow, red and green--each of which features subtle differences in layout. A third publication in the series, slated for publication in 2015, will include installation photographs from all three presentations of The Production Line of Happiness, essays related to exhibition symposiums and full captions for all of the images included in Printed in Germany.
Born in Los Angeles in 1956, Christopher Williams studied at the California Institute of the Arts under the first wave of West Coast conceptual artists, including John Baldessari and Douglas Huebler, only to become one of his generation's leading conceptualists. Since joining David Zwirner in 2000, the artist has had seven solo exhibitions at the gallery, including recent presentations at the locations in London in 2013 and New York in 2014. Major museum collections which hold works by the artist include The Art Institute of Chicago; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. He lives and works in Cologne and Los Angeles.

PUBLISHER
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 372 pgs / 138 color / LTD ED 100 copies.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 12/31/2014
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: MID WINTER 2014 p. 21   

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ISBN 9783863356026 FLAT40
LIST PRICE: $120.00 CDN $120.00

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STATUS: Forthcoming | 12/31/2014

This title is not yet published in the U.S. To pre-order or receive our notice when the book is published, please email orders @ artbook.com

Christopher WilliamsChristopher Williams

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Foreword by Karola Kraus. Text by Mark Godfrey.

Christopher Williams began his career in the late 1980s appropriating advertising imagery; more recently he has begun to mimic such imagery himself, or at least adapt its capacity for pristine presentation and technical precision. Williams' prints of industrial products, animals, plants, modernist architecture and people pull the rug from under commercial photography with the lightest of tugs.

PUBLISHER
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 8.75 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 42 color / 22 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 3/31/2011
Active

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CATALOG: SPRING 2011 p. 127   

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Christopher WilliamsChristopher Williams

97,5 Mhz

Published by JRP|Ringier.
Edited by Beatrix Rut.

Los Angeles conceptualist Christopher Williams, born in 1956, studies the conditions of presentation and representation in order to call into question spoon-fed perceptions, “realistic” reproductions, communication mechanisms and aesthetic conventions that influence our perception and understanding of reality. This volume presents recent works from 2003-2007.

PUBLISHER
JRP|RINGIER

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 13 x 9.25 in. / 24 pgs / 12 color / 12 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 3/1/2008
Active

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CATALOG: SPRING 2008 p. 161   

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ISBN 9783905829044 FLAT40
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Temporarily out of stock pending additional inventory.

Christopher Williams: SecessionChristopher Williams: Secession

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Foreword by Matthias Hermann. Text by Christian Holler, Vanessa Muller.

In late 2005, Vienna's Secession gallery exhibited work by the influential Los Angeles Conceptual artist and master of appropriated commercial imagery, Christopher Williams, alongside work by the Dutch collaborators Jeroen de Rijke and Willem de Rooij. The show was documented in two separate catalogues--one for each artist (or artist team)--and this volume presents the work of Williams only. It includes photographs of a model showcasing a shower door, cameras and camera parts, corncobs, car interiors, bicycles and other elements of the urban landscape. Viewers may be familiar with some of the work, which was featured in 2006 on the cover of Artforum. The de Rijke and de Rooij volume of this two-part catalogue is not available here.

PUBLISHER
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 8.5 x 11.75 in. / 96 pgs / 10 color / 22 duotone.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 2/1/2007
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CATALOG: SPRING 2007 p. 152   

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ISBN 9783865600417 TRADE
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STATUS: Out of stock

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