In 1958 at the Werkkunstschule in Offenbach, Franz Erhard Walther devised a typographical font without any diagonals. In this artist’s book he uses so-called Work Sets to form a letter on each page, facing a scene from his life between 1954 to 1973 on the opposite page-an encounter with Reiner Ruthenbeck and Jörg Immendorff, for example, or his first show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Paging through, four se-quential Work Sets make an appearance, including “The Body Draws” and “Sculptural Memory”: on the left side, a hand-drawn letter in a mutable yellow, and on the right a drawing of a recollection originating in his photographic memory. This book, conceived and designed by the artist himself, is itself a work of art.
LIMITED EDITION OF 750 COPIES. Bilingual: German and English.