Artist's book Originally published in 1965 Hardback with dust jacket 48 pages 9 x 11 cm         EUR 35 ORDER

Ray Johnson, The Paper Snake, Siglio, 2014

Long out of print (and coveted by Ray Johnson fans), The Paper Snake is an essential work in Johnson’s oeuvre and the second title published by Dick Higgins’s extraordinary Something Else Press in 1965. A vertiginous, mind-bending artist’s book, The Paper Snake was far ahead of its time in its subversive and exuberant confluence of art and life. Assembled and designed by Higgins from his amassed collection of Johnson’s letters, tid-bits and artworks (said Johnson: “all my writings, rubbings, plays, things that I had mailed to him or brought to him in cardboard boxes or shoved under his door, or left in his sink, or whatever, over a period of years”*), The Paper Snake connects disparate elements to unbed fixed relationships and forge new systems of meaning by means of scissors, paste and the American postal system.

An introductory essay by Frances F. L. Beatty, Director of the Ray Johnson Estate, is included as a separate insert, and in the spirit of the original, the print run is the same (1840 copies). This reprint is four-color offset, a different method than the original in which Higgins used a two-color process with innovative ink combinations.

Artist's book, Monograph Hardcover 296 pages 31 x 25 cm Texts in English         EUR 49 ORDER

Ray Johnson, Pop Heart School Ray Johnson Taoist, Karma

Pioneer of mail art and an early participant in both the Pop and Fluxus movements, Ray Johnson created complex, punning works that ingeniously combine text and image, celebrity culture and art history, wit and melancholy. Figures such as Mickey Mouse, Elvis Presley, James Dean, Michael Jackson and Calvin Klein models populate his many collages. In the 20 years since his death, Johnson's work has become an increasingly accurate depiction of our fragmented and overstimulated society. This compendium includes 296 colour reproductions of collages, drawings, interventions and other ephemera from Johnson's estate.

Artist's book Hardcover 76 pages 41 x 31 cm         EUR 45 ORDER

Isa Genzken, Mach dich hübsch!, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2016

Created in Berlin around 15 years ago, this large-format collage book by Isa Genzken (born 1948) is both a personal diary and artistic manifesto. In it are portraits of the artist and her friends; clippings from advertisements and glamour magazines; male pinups; illustrations of fences and grates from animal enclosures; mostly bare trees, bushes, and forests; columns, faces, and strange details from the artist’s work and installations; and postcards of historical paintings and handwritten notes. Genzken uses brown sticky tape and silver textured textile tape; black, blue, red, and vibrant green neon papers give the book a dramatic structure, creating windows and doors with views in and out. The format of the pages gradually becomes larger throughout the course of the book, giving it an astounding physicality.

Artist's book, Children's book First Edition Hardcover 32 pages 26 x 20 cm   New       EUR 22 ORDER

Peter Wezel, Nepomuk, Nieves, 2017

First published in 1964, this wordless and colorful picture book is a tale of friendship between a pink bird and an orange fish. The illustrations by Swiss artist Peter Wezel are rendered with a deliberate childlike naiveté which will delight children and adults alike.
Peter Wezel (born 1941 in Zurich, lives and works in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Swiss illustrator.

Periodical, Artist's book 104 pages 27 x 21 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 45 ORDER

Jeff Rian, The Hippie Drawings -The Richard Prince Purple Book. Janvier, Purple Institute, Oliver Zahm, 2005

This extraordinary book allows the reader to discover a new side of Richard Prince's oeuvre. There are no smoking cowboys swinging their lassoes or bare-breasted blondes on heavy motorcycles in this droll collection of highly expressive drawings and watercolors, whose inventive shapes and joyful colors recall children's drawings or paintings by the mentally ill. Half-figures of indeterminable gender with staring eyes, big ears, and frizzy hair challengingly smirk at the viewer and become an inventory of possibilities that later find their way into the joke paintings of the same period. This lavishly printed publication presents these apparently funny, yet sinister works to a larger public for the first time.

Artist's book, Comics Paperback 96 pages 21 x 15 cm Texts in French         EUR 25 out of stock

Yûichi Yokoyama, La Terre de Glace, éditions matière, 2018

Trois personnages — hommes ? robots ? extraterrestres ? mutants ? — en cherchent un quatrième dans un pays de glace et de neige. Leur enquête les conduit à rencontrer d’autres personnages — hommes ? robots ? extraterrestres ? mutants ? — aux mœurs étranges et aux goûts violents.
Ce nouveau volume de Yûichi Yokoyama est présenté par son auteur comme une suite possible à La Salle de la mappemonde(2016). On retrouve en effet de l’un à l’autre quelques protagonistes qui pourraient nous être familiers s’ils n’étaient si taciturnes, et la même ambiance sombre, une atmosphère épaisse de violence latente, de crime dissimulé sous la glace. Comme dans La Salle de la mappemonde, le dessin énergique, saturé, presque frénétique de Yokoyama établit une tension inouïe avec l’attitude distanciée et le calme apparent des protagonistes. Il n’est pas indifférent que la figure emblématique, presque totémique, de ce récit soit le requin…

traduction par Céline Bruel

Artist's book, Children's book New edition Hardcover 48 pages 22 x 20 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 25 out of stock

Mara Züst, Carolina Cerbaro, Christoph Elias Meier, Would you rather, Les presses du réel, 2017

Cet ouvrage est une réinterprétation du livre pour enfant de l'auteur et illustrateur anglais John Burningham paru en 1979, un livre d'images illustrant le jeu des préférences. Cette nouvelle adaptation comprend de fascinants dessins réalisés à partir de sable par l'artiste Carolina Cerbaro.

Carolina Cerbaro (née en 1976, vit et travaille à Zurich) est artiste et graphiste. Elle est spécialisée dans l'impression et la peinture murale Elle travaille également comme médiatrice.

Christoph Elias Meier (vit et travaille à Zurich) dirige le studio Il fait également partie de Wrongbrothers Inc.

Mara Züst (née en 1976, vit et travaille à Zurich) travaille en tant qu'artiste, médiatrice et chercheuse. Elle est la responsable de la succession Andreas Züst, responsable de la Bibliothek Andreas Züst à Oberegg en Suisse.

Artist's book, Poetry Texts in English   Very good condition, including ex-libris from previous owner Pascal Doury       EUR 192 ORDER

Emmett Williams, The Voyage, edition hansjörg mayer, 1975

One of Williams’ lesser known and more rare artists’ books in which he explores the mechanics of concrete poetry utilizing three-character words mathematically arranged within the constraints of a ten-by-ten grid. The content of the book is printed on the recto side only and can be read page by page, or in a more cinematic manner through flipping the pages. Either way, the writing as well as the execution of this book is a true voyage conceptually punctuated by the grid which gets smaller and smaller with each page ultimately fading away into the horizon. A handsomely designed and interactive book, much like Williams’ other work.


Artist's book, Children's book, Photography Hardcover 21 x 29 cm   New       EUR 8 ORDER

Natacha Lesueur, Purée Paysage, Quiquandquoi, 2006

Creuser un lac, élever une montagne, ériger un volcan avec son cratère pour du jus, labourer un champ ou dessiner un chemin avec les dents de sa fourchette. qui n'a jamais fait surgir un paysage de son assiette de purée ?

Pour ce livre simplement intitulé "Purée paysage" Natacha Lesueur reprend cette pratique enfantine pour sculpter des paysages à la taille des assiettes avant de les photographier. Habituée à mettre en ouvre la nourriture et assembler les ingrédients de la cuisine en compositions, elle joue sur les couleurs, les matières et les textures.

Carottes, céleris, pommes de terre, betteraves et éclats noirs d'olives concassées, brillance et matité, émail coloré des plats géométriques, matières lisses et traces de fourchettes concourent au rendu pictural et sculptural de ces paysages.

Artist's book, Children's book 16 x 16 cm   Good condition       EUR 8 out of stock

Tana Hoban, Qu'est-ce que c'est?, Kaléidoscope, 1994

Fonds noir et silhouettes blanches: c'est l'univers de Tana Hoban. Avec tous les objets que l'on connaît : une tétine, un lapin en peluche, une poussette, un ballon... Partagez ces objets et ces formes avec votre bébé. Il n'est jamais trop tôt pour commencer!
Pour les tout-petits.

Artist's book, Cultural Studies, Fiction 202 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 17 out of stock

Bernadette Corporation, Reena Spaulings. A novel by Bernadette Corporation, Semiotext(e), 2004

Set in post-9/11 New York City, Reena Spaulings was written by a large collective of writers and artists that bills itself as The Bernadette Corporation. Like most contemporary fiction, Reena Spaulings is about a female twenty-something. Reena is discovered while working as a museum guard and becomes a rich international supermodel. Meanwhile, a bout of terrible weather seizes New York, leaving in its wake a strange form of civil disobedience that stirs its citizens to mount a musical song-and-dance riot called "Battle on Broadway."

Fashioned in the old Hollywood manner by a legion of professional and amateur writers striving to achieve the ultimate blockbuster, the musical ends up being about a nobody who could be anybody becoming a somebody for everybody. The result is generic and perfect—not unlike Reena Spaulings itself, whose many authors create a story in which New York itself strives to become the ultimate collective experiment in which the only thing shared is the lack of uniqueness.

Artist's book Texts in French   New       EUR 13 ORDER

Simon Paccaud, Coolmax, 2018

Édition de 30 exemplaires. 

Children's book, Artist's book Softcover 32 pages 27 x 20 cm   Good condition       EUR 11 ORDER

Peter Friedl, Untitled / Sans titre, Galerie Walcheturm, 1999

Coloring book published on the occasion of the Peter Friedl show at the Galerie Walcheturm in Zurich, 1999.

Artist's book, Artists' writings Texts in French / English   New       EUR 72 ORDER

Tarik Hayward, Indian Inkjet, Oraibi, Mcb-a, 2018

Réalisé à l’occasion de l’exposition Neutral Density de Tarik Hayward au Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne en 2017, Indian Inkjet est le résultat d'une année de production d'un livre - depuis sa conception jusqu'à son impression - par l'artiste lui-même. Chaque exemplaire est un objet unique réalisé dans une imprimerie autonome mise en place dans l’atelier. Grâce à des logiciels pirate, l’artiste a détourné des imprimantes de leur obsolescence programmée, les alimentant par des bidons d’encre à l’aide de tuyaux.

Né à Ibiza, Tarik Hayward vit à la Vallée de Joux. Il conçoit son travail comme: « une série d’expériences techniques réalisées dans l’urgence d’un besoin non défini ».


Produced for the Neutral Density art show at the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne in 2017, Indian Inkjet is the result of the one-year process to produce a book - from its conception to its printing - by the artist himself. Every copy is a unique item made in an autonomous printing house set up in the workshop. Thanks to hacked software, the artist hijacked printers from their planned obsolescence, feeding them with tubes dipped in cans of ink. 

Born in Ibiza, Tarik Hayward lives in la Vallée de Joux. He conceives his work as « a series of technical experiments made in the urgency of an undefined need ».


Artist's book First edition of 500 copies   New       EUR 70 out of stock

Coll., Maximage Color Combinations, ECAL, 2017

This book is a tool for designers, artists and printers who are interested in personalized and unique color palettes. Created using between 2 and 5 spot colors, over 120 combinations were generated directly in the offset press by interfering with the ink unit. This unorthodox color-mixing technique helped to create more than 450 spot colors evolving over the 500 different books, turning each one into a set of totally unique combinations.

The book explores how different colors and hues can interact together, and how they can merge from one to another. Without any chapters or formulas, colors travel from shiny to matte, blue to celadon, frozen to boiling, reflective to absorbent, dark light to brain grey, spectral to metameric, sunshine to neon, from Atlanta to Albertville, or from Leipzig to Juba via Napoli and back again, in an attempt to tell infinite stories.

The user will not find here this year’s hot color nor the trends for next season. Rather, each page tells a different story that each user can relate to, reinterpret or reappropriate in their own way.

This publication follows “Maximage Formula Guide” and “Maximage Raster Guide”, and is part of the “Workflow” Research Project (R&D). It was conceived and printed during a workshop at ECAL held by Maximage and the printer Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich.

With the participation of Giacomo Bastianelli, Mélanie Blanc, Victoire Bornhauser, Pauline Brocart, Benoît Brun, Juliette Caillault, Sebastian Davila, Ariane Delahaye, Sarah Di Venosa, Jenny Donnet-Descartes, Loïc Dupasquier, Laurence Favez, Boris Fernandez, Loana Gatti, Clément Gicquel, Marine Giraudo, Amaury Hamon, Pamela Jaton, Valentin Kaiser, Sereina Kessler, Thomas Le Provost, Vidal Mateos, Dimitri Nägele, Sophie Soulié, Laetitia Troilo, Laura-Issé Tusevo, Gwendolyn Ummel, Sabrina Vega and Matthieu Visentin.

Artist's book Edition of 150 Staple-bound 15 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 45 out of stock

Maximage, Chandigarh Furniture, Villette Édition, 2014

"Years later, some Indian scientists scouting for new settlement locations, flew over the area and spotted the remains of the huge concrete statue of a hand that seemed to be trying to reach out at them through the dense vegetation engulfing it.“

Concept: David Keshavjee, Andreas Koller, Guy Meldem.
Designed in India and printed on hand-made paper from Pondicherry. 

Artist's book, Children's book Hardcover 36 pages 29 x 21 cm   New       EUR 26 ORDER

Vincent Kohler, Bricopolis, Quiquandquoi, 2003

Livre d'artiste.

Artist's book, Children's book First Edition Softcover 416 pages 24 x 17 cm   New       EUR 36 out of stock

Lous Martens, Animal Books for Jaap Zeno Anna Julian Luca, Roma Publications, 2017

Lous Martens about the book: "Seventeen years ago our grandson Jaap was born. That was the start of an animal book for Jaap. I used a dummy for the OASE journal of architecture and loosely pasted in pictures of animals that I had clipped from newspapers and magazines about art, literature and science. Plus stamps and photos from advertising brochures. Then Zeno was born and the same thing happened: an animal book for Zeno. Now I was working on two books at once. Then came Anna. Julian. Luca. At this point, there were five books-in-the-making on the table. And none of those five are finished yet. The children, as well as myself, enjoy seeing the small, ever-evolving changes. The additions. These books were never intended for the outside world where I had found all the pictures. Never intended to be published. Now they lie here, grouped into one big book, because others have convinced me it’s what they deserve."

Artist's book, Children's book First Edition Softcover Texts in English   New       EUR 13 ORDER

Keren Cytter, The Curious Squirrel, Pork Salad Press, 2015

The Curious Squirrel is the first in a series of three children books by Keren Cytter. The Curious Squirrel was originally written 10 years ago, but this is the first time that it has been published. It is a short tale about a baby squirrel that is asked by its mother Mrs Fox to go and buy some milk at the local grocery store. On the way the curious squirrel to buy milk it meets The Beggar Rabbit, The Notorious Junky Goose, Mrs Donkey, Mr Elephant among others and the story takes off from there.

Artist's book First Edition Softcover Texts in no text   New       EUR 28 out of stock

Emilie Ding, Sketchbook, FCAC, 2016

Cette publication a été réalisée à l'occasion de l'attribution par le Fonds cantonal d'art contemporain (FCAC) – Office cantonal de la culture et du sport (OCCS), République et Canton de Genève – de l'Atelier Berlin à Emilie Ding, de janvier et juin 2012. 

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