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Artist Books for a Global World
Gunnar A. Kaldewey

Artist Books for a Global World
Gunnar A. Kaldewey
Hatje Cantz


96 pages
220 x 335 mm
ISBN 9783775717373


In 1985 Gunnar A. Kaldewey set up a hand press in Poestenkill, north of New York City. In the 20 years since, he has printed over 60 unique limited editions at the highest levels of craftsmanship in cooperation with creative minds like Jonathan Lasker, Mischa Kuball and Richard Tuttle. Texts have come from writers including Samuel Beckett, Paul Celan, Marguerite Duras and James Joyce. Kaldewey does the typesetting and printing when he isn’t also making the paper himself; renowned workshops such as Christian Zwang’s in Hamburg, or Jean de Gonet’s in Paris do the binding. This bibliophile’s book, a catalogue raisonna describing each of the artist books Kaldewey has published so far, will draw in those who love his art, those curious about the state of contemporary bookmaking–of which these handcrafted volumes are exemplars, exhibited around the world–and new friends of the medium.


About the Artist
Gunnar A. Kaldewey, the German book artist, made his first book while working at a letterpress printers. In 1985 he formed The Kaldewey Press in Poestenkill, New York. The Kaldewey Press has become one of the leading presses for contemporary artists’ books. Editions by artists such as Mischa Kuball, Jonathan Lasker and Richard Tuttle, and authors from Lao Tsu and Ovid to Samuel Beckett and Paul Celan, have been exhibited in more than 100 museums and libraries worldwide.

About the Publisher
Hatje Cantz publisher are committed to this motto more than ever – with our accustomed high quality we remain faithful to the standards set by Gerd Hatje: premium books that are produced in close collaboration with artists and curators. Our profile has always been shaped by tradition and avant-garde from all over the world. We present our program  in a bilingual preview catalogue, in which masters of the twentieth century such as Paul Klee, Paul Gauguin, and Eva Hesse meet contemporary artists such as Michael Borremans, Gerhard Richter, and Filip Dujardin.

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