Artist's Books by Joachim Schmid

Viaggio in Italia

Posted in Books by JS on September 24, 2015

Viaggio in Italia

A notional journey through Italy based on maps, memory, and postcards.
2015 by P420 Arte Contemporanea, Bologna
digital print, colour
23.5 x 16.5 cm, 68 pages
softcover, sewn
200 copies
ISBN 978-88-98476-07-7
20 copies with an enclosed postcard, numbered and signed

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History Lessons

Posted in Books by JS on February 8, 2015

History Lessons

Forty-four postcards depicting moments of US history as represented in monuments, replica buildings, wax museums, or reenactment shows, covering four centuries from the arrival of the first European settlers to the collapse of World Trade Center.

2015
digital print, colour
21 x 14.8 cm, 96 pages
softcover, sewn
100 copies
20 €
available in the shop

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Souvenirs

Posted in Books by JS on January 2, 2015

Souvenirs

Thirty-two photographs of spoons that I collected over twenty-five years of traveling (1983–2008).
This book was first published in 2010. The second edition is colour instead of black and white and re-designed in a different format.

second edition 2015
digital print, colour
14.8 x 10.5 cm, 72 pages
softcover, sewn
100 copies
12 €
available in the shop

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Lost Memories

Posted in Books by JS on July 21, 2013

Lost Memories 1

In the age of digital photography, taking snapshots has become a reliably constant background sound of everyday life, in fact everywhere we turn there is somebody taking photographs. It has got to the point that we can’t imagine life without the possibility of a camera recording it. Losing a camera, and indeed these visual recordings of everyday activities is, for most people, an awfully emotional scenario to find oneself in. And it happens more often than we may think. Perhaps unsurprisingly a number of websites have been created as an antidote for this. Their purpose? To reunite people with their lost cameras and in turn, their lost photographs. 
Lost Memories documents some of these Internet messages, or pleas of people who are desperately seeking their lost cameras. Many of them are heart-wrenching distress calls that disclose the importance of photographs in modern life. The book is a compilation of such desperate attempts to retrieve personal lost treasures. Every cry for help evokes Bruce Chatwin’s observation that “to lose a passport was the least of one’s worries; to lose a notebook was a catastrophe.”

2012 (the 2010 Blurb edition is discontinued)
print on demand, b/w
17.5 x 11 cm, 80 pages
softcover, perfect bound
open edition
12 €
available in the shop

Retratos decisivos

Posted in Ephemera by JS on July 21, 2013

Joachim Schmid, Retratos decisivos

Portraits of black American soldiers taken in the south of England in April and May 1944. Published by Photo España on the occasion of an installation in the Nuevos Ministerios station, the booklet was distributed for free to clients of the Madrid metro.

2005 by Photo España
offset, b/w
24 x 17 cm, 16 pages
softcover
10,000 copies
digital version available from Visual Maniac

The Face in the Desert

Posted in Ephemera by JS on July 21, 2013

The Face in the Desert 1

Published by the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television on the occasion of an installation in Bradford city centre, the paper was distributed for free to visitors of the museum.

1999 by National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford
offset, colour
37 x 30 cm, 52 pages
10,000 copies
out of print

The Face in the Desert

Posted in Catalogs etc. by JS on July 21, 2013

The Face in the Desert 4

Portraits and Stories from the Daily Herald Archive. Education notes written by Jo Booth.

1999 by National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford
offset, b/w
29.7 x 21 cm, 24 pages
softcover, saddle-stitched
out of print

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Very Miscellaneous

Posted in Books by JS on July 21, 2013

Very Miscellaneous 1

A possible history of country life in Sussex from the 1920 to the 1960s constructed of portraits found in the George Garland archive combined with fragments of news stories photographed from local newspapers of the era.

1997 by Photoworks, Maidstone
offset, b/w
16 x 10 cm, 48 pages
softcover
1,000 copies
ISBN 0 9517427 2 8
few copies available, price on request

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⟩Knipsen⟨. Private Fotografie in Deutschland von 1900 bis heute

Posted in Catalogs etc. by JS on July 21, 2013

Knipsen

Catalogue of a touring exhibition drawn on Archiv

1993 by Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Berlin/Stuttgart
offset, colour
29.7 x 21 x cm, 80 pages
softcover
out of print

Taking Snapshots

English text supplement Taking Snapshots. Amateur Photography in Germany from 1900 to the Present

1993 by Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Berlin/Stuttgart
offset, b/w
29.7 x 21 x cm, 20 pages
softcover
out of print

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