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Ferdinand Kriwet

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"A wunderkind was born whose initial creative attempts encompassed the usual poems and paintings, amazingly giving expression to the latter in an untypically self-assured manner for a 15-year-old in an exhibition in the forest. It was imperative for him that his poems be published. A strong will to express himself is recognizable."
Gregor Jansen, excerpted from the The World is a Sign in Yester 'n' Today.

MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGS

Ferdinand Kriwet: Yester íní Today
Ferdinand Kriwet: Yester íní Today
DUMONT

Hbk, 9 x 11.5 in. / 288 pgs / 14 color / 196 bw. | 8/31/2011 | Out of stock
$59.95



Ferdinand Kriwet: Stars
SPECTOR BOOKS

Pioneering media artist and concrete poet Ferdinand Kriwetís 1971 cult artistís book in a facsimile edition

Pbk, 3 vols, 5.5 x 8.75 in. / 416 pgs / 416 bw. | 2/6/2024 | Awaiting stock
$60.00



Ferdinand Kriwet: StarsFerdinand Kriwet: Stars

Published by Spector Books.

A monumental, three-volume encyclopedia of alphabetically organized images, Ferdinand Kriwet: Stars was first published by Kiepenheuer & Witsch in 1971. In the 1960s, German author and media artist Ferdinand Kriwet (1942Ė2018), inspired by concrete poetry and its interest in the visual quality of linguistic signs, began to approach the literary medium of the book in a new way. Imagining new ways of reading that resisted linearity, Kriwet experimented with alternatives, encouraging a rapid back-and-forth between the pages of the book and the texts and images on them. In Stars, he treats images like words and arranges them in alphabetical order in an epic encyclopedia format.

For years, Stars has only been available, at considerable cost, in antiquarian book catalogs. This new facsimile edition of Ferdinand Kriwet: Stars brings Kriwet's pioneering vision and his seminal book back into print.



PUBLISHER
Spector Books

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 3 vols, 5.5 x 8.75 in. / 416 pgs / 416 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2020 p. 134   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783959053204 SDNR40
List Price: $60.00 CDN $85.00

AVAILABILITY
Awaiting stock

STATUS: Forthcoming | 2/6/2024

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

Ferdinand Kriwet: Yester íní TodayFerdinand Kriwet: Yester íní Today

Published by DuMont.
Edited by Gregor Jansen.

A pioneer in the field of media art, Ferdinand Kriwet (born 1942) began exploring the consequences of mass media and sensory overload in the 1960s through neon signs and wall paintings, stage appearances and radio plays. Analyzing the language of television, advertising and photography, the German artist describes himself as a visual poet. This book surveys 40 years of Kriwet's work.

PUBLISHER
DuMont

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9 x 11.5 in. / 288 pgs / 14 color / 196 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2011 p. 136   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783832193713 TRADE
List Price: $59.95 CDN $79.00

AVAILABILITY
Out of stock

STATUS: Out of stock

Temporarily out of stock pending additional inventory.

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