Saturday, June 29, 2013

Hartmut Andryczuk, Elektronikengel, 2003 & Bauplan Teilchenzoo, 2011, Redfox Press, Blue Fox Collection,' Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland

Electronikengel (front), 2003, edition of 50



Electronikengel (back)




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Bauplan Teilchenzoo (front), 2011, edition of 70. "Drawings and classification of elementary particles in physics." (publishers statement)



Bauplan Teilchenzoo (back)



These are two really exquisite screenprinted accordions by the German artist and publisher Hartmut Andryczuk (b. 1957). I can't pretend to understand exactly what the narrative is about in both of these books but there's a wonderful use of the panoramic qualitiy of the accordion format, with an intriguing mixture of visual poetry, text/image and a strong dose of lettrist inspired imagery. The screenprinted wooden covers give both books a substantial objectness and contrast nicely with the delicacy and lightness of the imagery in both of these double-sided  publications. 

Both books are 3' 2" opened full length with 10 pages each whose dimensions are 6' 1/4"  x 3' 3/4". These two books are a couple of the more compelling examples in Redfoxpress' 'Blue Fox Collection' of accordion publications. More info at: BLUE FOX COLLECTION

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