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Bookworks. Original books from 1972 to 1976. Barbara Schmidt-Heins / Gabriele Schmidt-Heins

Schmidt-heins, Barbara & Gabriele. Kern, Hermann

Munich. Kunstraum-München. 1976
Scarce reference work for the bookworks of twins Barbara and Gabriele Schmidt-Heins.

From the edition limited to 800 copies, published on the occasion of the exhibition at Kunstraum München e. V. 2nd June - 17th July 1976.

The book is simple in its design, consisting of text only and arranged with clarity. Hermann Kern's introduction gives a 'Clue to the works' of Barbara and Gabriele Schmidt-Heins. There is then a 'General section of the book descriptions' and separate sections for Barbara and Gabriele's bookworks (Barbara's lists 32, Gabriele 30), each also comprising pages for 'Work techniques' and 'Instrument, material.'

50 copies were also printed as a special edition, each with 50 inserts, 'half of them worked on by each of the artists. All copies are different.' (From the colophon page).
pp. 28. 4to. (297 x 210 mm). Original publisher's grey printed wrappers with titles to front cover in black.