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Wolfgang Laib

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Wolfgang Laib: Crossing the River

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS
Edited with text by Damian Jurt, Stephan Kunz. Text by Wolfgang Laib, Peter Zumthor.

Laib's tranquil installations celebrate simplicity and transience

Hbk, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 80 pgs / 40 color. | 8/2/2022 | Awaiting stock
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Wolfgang Laib

FONDAZIONE MERZ
Text by Klaus Ottmann, Guy Tosatto, Federico Squarcini.

Hbk, 9.25 x 11.75 in. / 136 pgs / 100 color / 40 bw. | 6/30/2010 | Not available
$45.00


Wolfgang Laib

HATJE CANTZ
Essays by Philippe Büttner, Katharina Schmidt and Christoph Vitali. Conversations with Ulf Kster and Harald Szeemann.

Hardcover, 11 x 12.25 in. / 120 pgs / 55 color. | 3/1/2006 | Not available
$55.00


Wolfgang Laib: The Nine Planets - Or How The Interrelationships Also Could Be

HATJE CANTZ
Artwork by Wolfgang Laib. Contributions by Necmi Sonmez.

Hardcover, 12 x 10 in. / 144 pgs / 103 duotone | 3/2/2003 | Not available
$35.00


Wolfgang Laib: The Room Of Certitudes

HATJE CANTZ
Essay by Guy Tosatto.

Hardcover, 11.5 x 9.75 in. / 84 pgs / 5 color / 35 bw | 2/2/2002 | Not available
$24.95


Wolfgang Laib: Two Locations

HATJE CANTZ
Edited by Ulrich Krempel.

Paperback, 6.25 x 8 in. / 56 pgs / 9 color / 9 bw | 2/2/2001 | Not available
$16.95


Wolfgang Laib

HATJE CANTZ
Artwork by Wolfgang Laib. Edited by Klaus Ottman. Text by Harald Szeemann, Margit Rowell.

Hardcover, 11.25 x 11.25 in. / 204 pgs / 100 color / 35 bw | 10/2/2000 | Not available
$50.00


Wolfgang Laib: Somewhere Else

CANTZ
Artwork by Wolfgang Laib. Contributions by Guy Tossato.

Hardcover, 11.2 x 9.75 in. / 104 pgs / 45 color / 2 bw | 4/2/2000 | Not available
$39.95


Wolfgang Laib: A Journey

CANTZ
Artwork by Wolfgang Laib. Contributions by Clare Farrow.

Paperback, 6 x 7.75 in. / 64 pgs / 28 color / illustrated throughout | 1/2/1997 | Not available
$14.95


Wolfgang Laib: Crossing the RiverWolfgang Laib: Crossing the River

Published by Lars Müller Publishers.
Edited with text by Damian Jurt, Stephan Kunz. Text by Wolfgang Laib, Peter Zumthor.

The oeuvre of the German installation artist Wolfgang Laib (born 1950) expresses a deep-seated belief in formal and conceptual simplicity, as informed by his formative life experiences in India and the teachings of the ancient Taoist philosopher Lao Tzu. Laib creates sculptures that connect the past and present, working with perishable organic materials (pollen, milk, wood and rice) as well as durable ones (granite, marble and brass). His most famous works consist of mounds of pollen splayed on museum and gallery floors.
This catalog traces the creation of Laib’s recent room-size installation, Crossing the River, for the Bündner Kunstmuseum. Comprising thousands of rice mountains that in part symbolize vitality and abundance, this potent work is discussed at length in the book—particularly in a conversation between Laib and the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. Laib and Zumthor unravel both the technical and spiritual underpinnings of the piece.



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Lars Müller Publishers

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 80 pgs / 40 color.

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Catalog: FALL 2022 p. 128   

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Wolfgang LaibWolfgang Laib

Published by Fondazione Merz.
Text by Klaus Ottmann, Guy Tosatto, Federico Squarcini.

For his recent show at the Fondazione Merz, German conceptual artist Wolfgang Laib (born 1950) fashioned an installation of hundreds of small rice mountains, a line of small mountains of pollen and a great mountain of beeswax. Laib elucidates the symbolism thus: "The pollen recalls the beginning and creation; the rice mountains and the beeswax Ziggurat and the bond of the sky with the earth."

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Fondazione Merz

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Hardcover, 9.25 x 11.75 in. / 136 pgs / 100 color / 40 bw.

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Catalog: SPRING 2010 p. 125   

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Wolfgang LaibWolfgang Laib

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Essays by Philippe Büttner, Katharina Schmidt and Christoph Vitali. Conversations with Ulf Kster and Harald Szeemann.

Wolfgang Laib's extraordinarily concentrated installations are touching in an immediate and fundamental way, perhaps because they also address various levels of early childhood consciousness. Beeswax tunnels are redolent with an overwhelming scent of sweet honey and pollen; powdery piles of pollen are such a luminous yellow that you want to put your hands in them and play. Visitors to the installations are opened up, become aware of the energetic presence of the natural materials shown, and are prepared for a spiritual and intellectual encounter with the work's symbolic content. This retrospective monograph establishes the unique position and great power of Laib's work.

PUBLISHER
Hatje Cantz

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Hardcover, 11 x 12.25 in. / 120 pgs / 55 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2006 p. 107   

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Wolfgang Laib: The Nine Planets - Or How The Interrelationships Also Could BeWolfgang Laib: The Nine Planets - Or How The Interrelationships Also Could Be

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Artwork by Wolfgang Laib. Contributions by Necmi Sonmez.

The silent photographs Wolfgang Laib takes on his travels are perhaps best understood as an attempt to grasp at a fleeting and intangible essence, at the ephemeral, which, according to Laib, is eternal. Many of these images belie a fascination with non-European notions of spirituality, with religions that are embedded in everyday life, with temples and monuments that exert a force in the present. Laib's almost meditative pictures capture the aura of everyday vistas, and often preempt ideas later manifested in his sculptures and installations.

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Hatje Cantz

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Hardcover, 12 x 10 in. / 144 pgs / 103 duotone

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Catalog: SPRING 2003

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STATUS: Out of print | 6/1/2005

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Wolfgang Laib: The Room Of CertitudesWolfgang Laib: The Room Of Certitudes

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Essay by Guy Tosatto.

Opposite the Pic du Canigou, the holy mountain of the Catalonians and the last high peak before the Pyrenees descend into the Mediterranean, Wolfgang Laib has created a timeless, sublime space that seems to have grown naturally from the earth. Accessible only by footpath, "The Room of Certitudes" is a rock chamber chiseled out of granite, its walls lined with beeswax, its only opening a simple wooden door. Though the cave itself can only be reached after a long hike, it is here transmitted through the artist's own photographs, in a book of his own design.

PUBLISHER
Hatje Cantz

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 11.5 x 9.75 in. / 84 pgs / 5 color / 35 bw

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Catalog: SPRING 2002

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Wolfgang Laib: Two LocationsWolfgang Laib: Two Locations

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Edited by Ulrich Krempel.

Wolfgang Laib's breathtaking and quietly beautiful artwork draws on the ritual life he leads in and with nature and its processes of becoming and forgetting. Laib's installations in Belvedere Castle, painstakingly documented in this book, afford access to one of the most privileged and poetical spaces of classic Weimar. Laib transports the space into the present, lending it both a sculptural and an imagistic dimension--the highlights include four wax ships, laid out on a simple support on the ground floor, that look as though they have been put aside for some later voyage whose destination is as yet uncertain. These magnificent works of art constitute some of the finest examples of Laib's ability to evoke the personal and human as well as the transcendental and the sublime.

PUBLISHER
Hatje Cantz

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 6.25 x 8 in. / 56 pgs / 9 color / 9 bw

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Catalog: SPRING 2001

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Wolfgang LaibWolfgang Laib

A Retrospective

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Artwork by Wolfgang Laib. Edited by Klaus Ottman. Text by Harald Szeemann, Margit Rowell.



PUBLISHER
Hatje Cantz

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 11.25 x 11.25 in. / 204 pgs / 100 color / 35 bw

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Catalog: FALL 2000

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Wolfgang LaibWolfgang Laib

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Essays by Edelbert Kob, Elisabeth von Samsonow.



PUBLISHER
Hatje Cantz

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8.75 x 10 in. / 60 pgs / 24 color

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Catalog: SPRING 2000

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Wolfgang Laib: Somewhere ElseWolfgang Laib: Somewhere Else

Published by Cantz.
Artwork by Wolfgang Laib. Contributions by Guy Tossato.



PUBLISHER
Cantz

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 11.2 x 9.75 in. / 104 pgs / 45 color / 2 bw

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Out of print

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Catalog: FALL 1999

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Wolfgang Laib: A JourneyWolfgang Laib: A Journey

Published by Cantz.
Artwork by Wolfgang Laib. Contributions by Clare Farrow.



PUBLISHER
Cantz

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 6 x 7.75 in. / 64 pgs / 28 color / illustrated throughout

PUBLISHING STATUS
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Out of print

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Catalog: SPRING 1997

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STATUS: Out of print | 4/23/2003

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