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Markus Raetz. The Prints

The prominent Swiss artist Markus Raetz works across a variety of media, but printmaking constitutes a major part of his work. The most comprehensive collection of his prints to date, Markus Raetz. The Prints expands on a previous edition that covered the years between 1957 and 1991 with further early and recent works. In addition, the rest of the content has been fully revised and the book comes with a new collection of essays on Raetz’s life and work. Together, the two volumes explore the artist’s major themes, particularly the phenomenon of perception as opposed to the means of representation.

The publication of Markus Raetz. The Prints coincides with a major exhibition of Raetz’s prints and sculptures that is scheduled to open in 2014 at the Museum of Fine Art in Bern, Switzerland. A Raetz completist’s dream, this work authoritatively documents a printmaking career that spans from the 1960s to our own historical moment.

892 pages | 2-volumes, 500 color plates | 9 1/2 x 12 | © 2014

Art: Art--General Studies

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Table of Contents

Volume 1

Juliane Cosandier

Meandering without Detour

Josef Helfenstein

Der Säureanschlag: State Proofs as Artistic Conception

Marie-Cécile Miessner and Didier Semin

Drawing with the Echo: Markus Raetz as a Printmaker

Claudine Metzger

This & that: On Markus Raetz’ Treatment of Printmaking Techniques

Julie Enckell and Lauren Laz

Surprise, Stimulation, Nourishment: the Role of the Print Studio in Markus Raetz’ Creative Process

Rainer Michael Mason

Markus Raetz: Thirty-two Approaches to the Print Work

Index of the titles

Volume 2

Rainer Michael Mason

Clefs pour le catalogue

Rainer Michael Mason

Catalogue raisonné

Index of the titles


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