Rheinbach, 2007. 11 x 14. 16 leaves, pulp paper paintings by Gerard meander through the text. Green cloth covered in a pulp paper design, with pulp paper endpapers. Fine in green cloth tray case. Laid in is a typed translation of this poem "The Art of Society." Item #17364
"Grünbein’s poetry is witty, wry, perceptive, and influenced by a broad range of literary texts while it presents the disillusionment of having grown up in East Germany and explores Germany’s new identity in post-Cold War Europe." Grünbein has also translated a variety of authors, including John Ashbery, Samuel Beckett, Henri Michaux, and the classic texts Aeschylus’s The Persians and Seneca’s Thyestes.
An American paper artist living in Germany, Gerard worked in paper for over 25 years. His images and hand-made books are variations of the many sided possibilities of artistic expression within the medium of paper. The multitudes of thicknesses, inner structures, surfaces, its ability to assume subtle color nuances, as well as the unmistakable tactile qualities are integral parts of his work." Images follow the plan of the Friedrichshain Park in Berlin of 1875.
No. 9 of 25 unique variants, signed by poet and by artist.