Monograph First Edition Softcover 212 pages 30 x 23 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 48 ORDER

Mara Züst, Simone Koller, Doris Stauffer: A Monograph, Scheidegger & Spiess, 2015

In addition to her contributions to art criticism, Doris Stauffer has produced an impressive body of artistic work that consists of photography, sculpture, and collage. The subject of exhibitions in her native Switzerland, Stauffer is among the founders of the F + F School of Experimental Design, and her explorations of form and color have long been recognized for engaging with feminism and the existing conventions and hierarchies within society.

With more than three hundred illustrations, Doris Stauffer documents for the first time the life and work of this important twentieth-century artist with a focus on her political engagement. Essays place Stauffer’s work in historical and political context, including her involvement with the Swiss women’s liberation movement and an interview in which the artist imagines alternative forms of feminism and art education. Additional essays look at the influence of Stauffer on other female artists, as well as some of the recurring themes in her art, including fairy tales and other forms of narration.

Anthology, Exhibition catalogue First Edition Hardcover 304 pages 25 x 20 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 62 ORDER

Kunsthaus Zürich, Dadaglobe Reconstructed, Scheidegger & Spiess, 2016

Dadaglobe was to be the definitive anthology of the Dada movement. Had it been published in 1921 as planned, it would have constituted more than one hundred artworks by some thirty artists from seven countries, showing Dada to be an artistic and literary movement with truly global reach. Yet, mainly due to a lack of funding, it remained unpublished, leaving a remarkable void in the literature on this early twentieth-century movement.

On the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of Dada in Zurich, Dadaglobe Reconstructed restores this fascinating literary artifact with reproductions of the works of art received for the original book by the Romanian poet and cofounder of the Dada movement Tristan Tzara. Tzara’s call for submissions in four categories—drawings, photographs of artworks, photographic self-portraits, and book layouts—was met not merely with existing works. In fact, the parameters for production also served as a catalyst for the creation of many new ones, including some of the Dada movement’s most iconic works. For the first time, the collection is presented here in full color and alongside essays examining Tzara’s concept and the history of Dada and Dadaglobe.

With contributions by Adrian Sudhalter, Michel Sanouillet, Cathérine Hug, Samantha Friedman, Lee Ann Daffner, and Karl D. Buchberg.

Source Book Softcover 384 pages 24 x 17 cm Texts in German & French   New       EUR 59 out of stock

Dora Imhof, Sibylle Omlin, Kristallisationsorte der Kunst in der Schweiz / Lieux de cristallisation de l'art en Suisse: Aarau, Genf, Luzern in den 1970er Jahren / dans les années 1970, Scheidegger & Spiess, 2014

Aarau, Genf und Luzern: In diesen drei Schweizer Städten entwickelte sich in den 1970er Jahren eine auffallende Dynamik innerhalb der jeweiligen Kunstszene. Die drei Städte wuren zu Orten, in denen eine avancierte zeitgenössische Kunst entstand, gezeigt und diskutiert wurde. Die Herausgeberinen Dora Imhof und Sibylle Omlin finden unterschiedliche Gründe für diese drei Zentrierungen im Schweizer Kulturleben. In ihrer Recherche steht vor allem das Gespräch mit den damaligen Protagonisten im Mittelpunkt.
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Aarau, Genève et Lucerne: ces trois villes suisses furent le terrain, durant les annes 1970, de scènes artistiques très dynamiques. Des lieux où un art contemporain inovant émergea, fut présenté et discuté. Dora Imhof et Sibylle Omlin, directrices de cette publication, mettent en évidence différentes raisons expliquant la concentratrion de la vie culturelle suisse dans ces villes. Le noyau de leur recherche est constitué principalement d'entretiens avec les protagonistes de l'époques.

Jean-Christophe Amma, John M Armleder, Fritz Billeter, Luciano Castelli, Christophe Cherix, Jean-Luc Daval, Silvie Defraoui, Anton Egloff, Marianne Eigenheer, René Emmenegger, Franz Gertsch, Irma Ineichen, Rainer Michael Mason, Max Matter, Jean Otth, Patricia Plattner, Catherine Quéloz, Beni Raeber, Markus Raetz, Arthur Schmid, Pablo Stähli, Hugo Suter, Rolf Winnewisser, Beat Wismer, Beat Wyss.

 

Monograph First Edition Hardcover 288 pages 31 x 24 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 72 ORDER

Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Today is Tomorrow, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Scheidegger & Spiess, 2014

Swiss artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889–1943) ranks among the pioneers of the early twentieth century’s classical avant-garde. In addition to studying dance at Rudolf von Laban’s dance school, she was educated as an artist at the School of Applied Arts in St. Gallen, Switzerland; at Wilhelm von Debschitz’s teaching and experimental workshop in Munich; and at the School of Applied Arts in Hamburg. After becoming involved with the Dadaists, she taught textile design at the Zurich School of Applied Arts, then moved to France to live and work in her self-designed studio home until she had to flee from the German occupation in 1940. Remarkably versatile and immensely gifted, Taeuber-Arp covers in her work the entire range of the modernist movement—applied and fine art, dance, architecture, interior design, and teaching.
 
Accompanying a retrospective exhibition at Aargauer Kunsthaus in Switzerland and Kunsthalle Bielefeld in Germany, this book shows Taeuber-Arp’s creativity and her mastery of material, shape, and color, as well as her inventiveness and interdisciplinary thinking and approach. It features an abundance of works drawn from private collections that have either not yet been shown to the public or not displayed for many years, and the accompanying essays from leading scholars treat Taeuber-Arp’s work in both fine and applied art in equal measure. Richly illustrated with three hundred images—the majority in color—Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Today is Tomorrow is the most comprehensive book on this extraordinary artist ever published in English.

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