Artist's Books by Joachim Schmid

Bilderbuch 2.0

Posted in Books by JS on January 26, 2017

bilderbuch2-0

Bilderbuch draws on an extensive archive of photographs taken from newspapers, magazines, books etc. that I have been gathering over more than 40 years. A selection from this ongoing collection of printed matter, removed from the original context and presented without any comment, was first published in book form in 2012. Bilderbuch 2.0 is an expanded remix of the book’s first edition.

2017
digital print, colour
21 x 14.8 cm, 144 pages
softcover, perfect bound
100 copies
32 €
available in the shop

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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

Main Street

Posted in Books by JS on May 6, 2015

Main Street

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Twenty-six photographs of small town main streets.

2015
digital print, colour
14.8 x 10.5 cm, 60 pages
softcover, sewn
100 copies
12 €
available in the shop

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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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Archiv

Posted in Books by JS on July 27, 2013

Archiv 1

Archiv (1986–1999) is an analytical survey of international vernacular photography through the course of 20th century consisting of assortments of images – snapshots, studio photos, postcards, commercial photos, photos of missing people, newspaper images – grouped and classified according to their similarity on panels. The panels highlight the mechanical uniformity and conformity of image production, the collective patterns and rituals of popular photographic representations. The project is a history, a commentary, and a celebration of the mundane weirdness of commonplace photography.
The entire project consist of 726 panels, the book includes a selection of 53 panels.

2014 (the 2013 print-on-demand edition is discontinued)
digital print, colour
21 x 14.8 cm, 56 pages
softcover, saddle-stitched
50 copies
8 €
available in the shop

Borrowed

Posted in Books by JS on July 21, 2013

Borrowed 1

Thirty-four Madonna Inn postcards in a book with a blue cover, entitled Borrowed. If you prefer books with red covers you may prefer Replicated. Both books are part of the ABCED project realized by the ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative in celebration of Ed Ruscha’s 75th birthday. ABCED was available from December 2012 until December 2013 only.

2012
print on demand, colour
20 x 13 cm, 40 pages
softcover, perfect bound
open edition
no longer available

Replicated

Posted in Books by JS on July 21, 2013

Replicated 1

Thirty-four Madonna Inn postcards in a book with a red cover, entitled Replicated. If you prefer books with blue covers you may prefer Borrowed. Both books are part of the ABCED project realized by the ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative in celebration of Ed Ruscha’s 75th birthday. ABCED was available from December 2012 until December 2013 only.

2012
print on demand, colour
20 x 13 cm, 40 pages
softcover, perfect bound
open edition
no longer available

Bilderbuch

Posted in Books by JS on July 21, 2013

Bilderbuch 1

What do Elizabeth Taylor, a bicycle seat, Carlos the Jackal, a lobster, Silvio Berlusconi, and a toilet brush have in common? Nothing, except that their photographs all ended up in my archive of scanned printed matter gathered from around the world over four decades. Removed from their original news context and presented without any comment, this apparent random, unrelated series of images turns out to be a miscellaneous reflection of popular obsessions, fears and fantasies.
The book was made on the occasion of the Bilderbuch exhibition at Zephyr, Mannheim.

2012 in collaboration with Zephyr, Mannheim
digital print, colour
23 x 16 cm, 120 pages
softcover, sewn
250 copies
out of print

Authentic Replica

Posted in Books by JS on July 21, 2013

Authentic Replica 1

Twelve pictures based on Madonna Inn postcards found in 1994 – pictures based on postcards based on authentic photographs of replicas of diverse places gathered in one location on the coast of California.

2014 (the 2012 print-on-demand edition is discontinued)
digital print, colour
21 x 14.8 cm, 16 pages
softcover, saddle-stitched
50 copies
8 €
available in the shop

A meeting on holiday

Posted in Books by JS on July 21, 2013

A meeting on holday 1

A postcard book with 48 perforated cards based on imagery provided by international holiday resort operators. The book takes you to Postcardland where happy couples gather under a perfectly blue sky and enjoy the beach, the pool, a cocktail, a dinner, a sunset, and a hotel room.

2004 in collaboration with KesselsKramer and NEROC’VGM in Amsterdam
offset, colour
21 x 15 cm, 56 pages
softcover, perfect bound
2,500 copies
24 €
available in the shop

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Sinterklaas ziet alles

Posted in Books by JS on July 21, 2013

Sinterklaas ziet alles 1

A seemingly random collection of found images interspersed with short texts, collected and written on travels mostly in the Netherlands in 1997/1998. A book without a spine, it‘s like a blog before there were blogs.

1998 by Nederlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam
offset, colour
180 A6 cards in a box (12 x 16 x 5 cm)
200 copies
ISBN 90 76085 08 0
few copies available, price on request

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