manual
Wolfgang Tillmans

manual, Wolfgang Tillmans

manual, Wolfgang Tillmansmanual
Wolfgang Tillmans
Walther König
English, German

 

Hardcover
432 pages
297 x 210 mm
2007
ISBN 9783865601322

 

At just over 430 pages, this monumental monograph presents the most comprehensive view of Wolfgang Tillmans’ work to date, featuring many photographic works and abstract “paintings” from the past five years that have never been published before. When he is working on an exhibition or a publication, Tillmans displays and combines pictures on long tables in his studio so that the images are ‘held in position only by their own weight. The method of laying out two-dimensional objects on a table produces ‘clarity’ and allows perspective. A new text emerges through the combination of intrinsically different pieces of paper. The issues dealt with on these tables do not claim to be fully comprehensive and the items chosen do not profess to be definitive examples of their kind. Rather, this multivocal process allows me to amplify voices I feel need strengthening, contrasting them with their opposites and their neighbours.’ This method has become a concept. In Manual the artist combines his own photographs, painterly works and texts together with already existing newspaper articles to create an associative, comprehensive view. The material is condensed into a complex artistic dialogue with various social and political themes, like AIDS or the question of absolute truth, which the artist has been exploring for years.
(source: https://www.abebooks.com/9783865601322/Wolfgang-Tillmans-Manual-English-German-3865601324/plp)

About the Artist
Wolfgang Tillmans (b. 1968, Remscheid, Germany) is one of the most accomplished and widely celebrated artists working today, recognised for major contributions to the development of contemporary photography in terms of subject matter, production, scale, presentation and methodology. His diverse body of work is distinguished by observation of his surroundings and an ongoing investigation of the photographic medium’s foundations. Tillmans was the first photographer – and also the first non-British person – to be awarded the Tate annual Turner Prize. He has also been awarded the Hasselblad Award, the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition’s Charles Wollaston Award, The Culture Prize of the German Society for Photography, and is an Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Tillmans lives in Berlin and London.
tillmans.co.uk
(source: https://www.moma.org/artists/8044 , https://imma.ie/whats-on/wolfgang-tillmans-rebuilding-the-future/)

About the Publisher
Walther König is one of the most respected art book publishers in the world, they are also the proprietor of Germany’s leading art bookstores, notably the flagship shop in Cologne. Key historical publications include Wolfgang Tillmans: Manual and the ongoing Hans Ulrich Obrist Conversation Series, while many of the imprint’s most seminal books, which originated with König, have been co-published in America by D.A.P. These include Gerhard Richter: Atlas, Gerhard Richter: Writings, Raymond Pettibon: The Books, Donald Judd: The Early Works, 1956-1968 and How You Look at It.
buchhandlung-walther-koenig.de
(source: https://www.artbook.com/waltherkonigverlag.html)

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