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Spiegel / Glas-Buch. (Mirror / Glass Book)

Megert, Christian

(Düsseldorf). (By the artist). 1974
A beautiful example of a unique book object by Christian Megert composed of sheets of mirror and sheets of glass.

The work is signed by Megert to the front cover and dated '74' beneath.

Swiss-born, Megert was instrumental in the ZERO movement in Switzerland and made extensive use of light and glass from early in his career. Although Megert produced many iterations of his glass book - he had turned to glass as it was affordable in comparison to other materials - including editioned versions, the present example appears to be unique. The front and rear covers are sheets of mirror (with grey paint backing facing outward) while the pages of the book are transparent glass.
[5 leaves including covers]. 4to. (250 x 200 mm). Grey painted sheets of mirror glass as covers, the mirrors to the interior and three leaves of glass, front cover signed by Megert in black ink and dated '74'. Original grey painted mirror boards with thick silver tape spine.