Edition Schwarze Seite ~ Germany
(Eckhard Froeschlin & Anne Büssow)

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Von Wunder wegen
By Anne Büssow
Frankenhardt, Germany: Edition Schwarze Seite, 2002. Edition of 20.

9 x 13.125"; 30 pages. Lithographs from aluminum plates printed on thin Japanese mould paper. Computer set type. Bound with sewn spine in paper wraps. Text in German. Laid in a handmade lipped shallow paper covered box.

Anne Büssow: "Near our home in a little town of Bonnigheim in the church of St. Cyriakus is an oil painting from the year 1505 which shows a woman, Barbara Schmotzerin, her husband, and her 53 (!!) children. Historians say the story is genuine. She had only 29 births and produced 53 children. None of the children lived longer then seven years. The inscription in an old German language tells us that this woman was a miracle like the birth of Jesus by Maria, the virgin. This inscription is printed in the book by a computer type, which we call a bastard type. The oil painting shows the husband in the middle, right and left the children, and very small, close at the right edge, the woman, the miracle. This is the view to women in the 15th century - but is it really total different in our time?"
$400

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Van Gogh, der Selbstmörder durch die Gesellschaft
Van Gogh Le Suicidé de la Société

By Antonin Artaud
Frankenhardt, Germany: Edition Schwarze Seite, 1995. Edition of 114.

9 x 12.75 x .75"; 84 pages. Monotype letterpress. Seven etchings by Eckhard Froeschlin. Printed on Hahnemühle paper. Handbound with printed paper covered box. Translation by Franz Loechler. Edition of 114: 99 numbered; 15 numbered with Roman numerals. This is a Roman numeral copy.

Bilingual French-German edition of Artaud's text on Van Gogh´s suicide. Artaud, French poet, playwright, and theorist, places much of the blame for Van Gogh's "abandoning life" on Dr. Paul Gachet, the psychiatrist who treated him during his last nine months. Van Gogh's "Portrait of Dr. Gachet" is one of his iconic paintings. This essay paints a somewhat different picture of the man.

Eckhard Froeschlin: "Antonin Artaud always has been one of my favorite poets. The German edition DIE FRAGE STELLT SICH [also published by Edition Schwarze Seite] is a short text on his struggle for surviving in a French mental diseases hospital where he had been incarcerated for 8 years – a strong pamphlet against psychiatrists of the 1930 to 1945 years. His brilliant text on "Van Gogh´s suicide by the society" was an offer of Buechergilde Gutenberg edition to make an artists' book with my etchings."
$1,100


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Edition Schwarze Seite marries poetry and image with a variety of poets from Pound to Maura Del Serra.
 
THE BEGINNING AND THE END
By Robinson Jeffers
German translation by Eva Hesse
Illustrations by Eckhard Froeschlin
Frankenhardt, Germany: Edition Schwarze Seite, 2010. Edition of 25.

11.75 x 15.75 x .75"; 44 pages. Letterpress handset from semi-bold Bauer Bodoni 16 pt. Color etchings and printing by Eckhard Froeschlin. Printed on Velin d'Arches mould paper 250g. Handbound printed paper over board with embossed leather spine. Housed in printed slipcase box. Bi-lingual text: German and English.

Robinson Jeffers (1887 - 1962) American poet of the central California coast.

Prospectus: "Beginning with The unformed volcanic earth and ending with humanity to go far or to end in honor, the poem unleashes a history of life full of biblical violence and strong images. Jeffers never made any concessions to his contemporaries' belief in the future, and he had a view of their ancestors that was without any illusions. The poem is accompanied by five foldout color etchings acting as a second voice."
$1,400

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nothing in on my mind
extracts from journals

By Robert Lax
lithographs by Anne Büssow
Frankenhardt, Germany: Edition Schwarze Seite, 2010. Edition of 25.

11.75 x 14 x 1"; 64 pages. Letterpress printed, handset by Oskar Bernhardt from Weiss Antiqua 20 pt. 29 lithographs from aluminum plates. Printed on Zerkall 250g mould paper. Concept, graphic, and printing by Anne Büssow. Handbound by Roger Green. Printed paper over board with graphic label and embossed leather spine. Housed in printed slipcase box. Text in English.

Robert Lax (192 - 2000) American poet and literary minimalist, associated with Robert Merton, Trappist monk and writer. The entries printed are extracts from Lax's Journals A, B and D.

Prospectus: "Infinity's a pretzel curve. Notes from journals, one of a complete day, wandering, moving in circles, like talking on different levels. Selected parts from notes on other days are concentrated, calm and meditative, with delicate humor. Lax's kind of writing demands a slow reading, the reader has to put syllables together to words. Graphics and texts try the impossibility of capturing in paint or words in song or by any other art or in any other medium the actuality of the object."
$1,500

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Der Ister
By Der Ister
Frankenhardt, Germany: Edition Schwarze Seite, 2009. Edition of 18.

50 x 33 cm closed, extends to 99 cm; 52 unnumbered pages. Five three-page (pullout) etchings and a frontispiece by Eckhard Froeschlin (co-proprietor of Edition Schwarze Seite). Handset in 28 point Bauersche Bodoni type and printed by Froeschlin on Velin d'Arches mould-made paper. Handbound in leather with printed label. Slipcased.

Edition Schwarze Seite: "Hölderlin's Danube river hymn presents the river as a connection between his beloved Suevian region and idealized classical Greece. Istros is the Greek name for the lower Danube. So the river flows over the five three-page foldout etchings as a stream of poetry and water, carrying verses and symbols and figures."
$1900


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Canto I
By Ezra Pound
ubersetzt von Eva Hesse
Translated by Eva Hesse
mit radierungen von Eckhard Froeschlin
Etchings by Eckhard Froeschlin
Frankenhardt, Germany: Edition Schwarze Seite, 2001. Edition of 30.

8.25 x 11.75"; 34 pages. Text in English and German. Five etchings by Eckhard Froeschlin. Printed on Czech handmade paper. Case bound in printed paper over board. Slipcased.

Text pages are printed in one side in English with translation on the verso.
$490

 


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Die Frage stellt sich
By Antonin Artaud
translation by Elena Kapralik
Frankenhardt, Germany: Edition Schwarze Seite, 2000. Edition of 25.

7.75 x 16"; 12 pages. The handset text is a German translation of the French original. Three two-page color etchings/lead plate prints by Eckhard Froeschlin. Printed on Hahnemühle mould paper. Illustrated wraps handsewn to lay flat when opened. Laid in Nepali paper covered hard bound portfolio with cloth spines.

Eckhard Froeschlin: "Antonin Artaud always has been one of my favorite poets. The German edition DIE FRAGE STELLT SICH is a short text on his struggle for surviving in a French mental diseases hospital where he had been incarcerated for 8 years – a strong pamphlet against psychiatrists of the 1930 to 1945 years."
$490

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elementi
By Maura Del Serra
Frankenhardt, Germany: Edition Schwarze Seite, 1997. Edition of 110.

7.875 x 10.75"; 24 pages.Handset in Italian and German, with six zinc plate prints by Eckhard Froeschlin, on mould paper. Bound in printed stiff wraps. In paper slipcase.

Four poems by Maura del Serra with translation by Christine Koschel and illustrations by Eckhard Froeschlin.

Eckhard Froeschlin: "Maura del Serra is an Italian poetess and professor for Italian language in Florence. I made the book with her non-edited elementi poems for an exhibition I had in Pistoia city where she lives and where I had met her before."

Christine Koschel is a poet as well as a translator. Originally from Breslau she now makes her home in Rome.
$220


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Using poetry and text from the works of Gertrude Stein, Edition Schwarze Seite has produced several books with her text and their illustrations.
   

A Whole, Ein Ganzes
Text by Gertrude Stein
Frankenhardt, Germany: Edition Schwarze Seite, 2009. Edition of 25.

13.5 x 16.75 x 1.125"; 56 pages. Monotype letterpress. Woodcuts. Printed on Velin d'Arhces, 250 g. paper. Bilingual text in English and German. Bound in illustrated cloth boards with suede spine. Title stamped on spine. Slipcased.

From The Making of Americans by Gertrude Stein (London Dalkey Archive Press, 2006). German translation by Lilian Faschlinger and Thomas Priebsch. Woodcut illustrations are by Anne Büssow. Text alternates line by line from English in black to German in grey.

Every one then has
              Jeder hat also in seinem Leben
in their living repeating,
              Widerholung, Widerhoulung von
repeating of every kind
              allem möglichen in sich, ...
of thing in them, ...

$1,900


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Wiederholung Ist Was Ich Liebe.
Repeating is What I am Loving.
Nun Also.
So Then.

By Gertrude Stein
Frankenhardt, Germany: Edition Schwarze Seite, 2003. Edition of 25.

13 x 13"; 31 pages. Monotype letterpress. Text in English and German. Printed in two colors on Zerkall mouldmade paper. Case bound with printed paper over boards.

Text from The Making of Americans by Gertrude Stein. Illustrations by Anne Büssow. Text alternate line by line: German in black with English underneath in red.

Es gibt als immer Wiederholung, immer wiederholt sich alles, das ist eine Geschichte von jeder Art
There is always then repeating, always everything is repeating, this is a history of every kind of repeating ....

$650


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Anne Büssow and Eckhard Froeschlin illustrate selections from the Grimm Brothers fairy tales.
   

HÄTT ICH DICH, SO WOLLT ICH DICH!
ZEHN MÄRCHEN DER BRÜDER GRIMM
GRAPHIK VON ANNE BÜSSOW

Frankenhardt, Germany: Edition Schwarze Seite, 2006. Edition of 30.

11.5 x 15"; 72 pages. Seven two-page and 15 single-page color woodcuts by Anne Büssow. Text in German. Type: Helvetica 16 point. Printed by Anne Büssow on Velin d'Arches mould-made paper (250 g). Handbound in linen cloth over boards with printed paper label.

Edition Schwarze Seite: "The ten fairy tales chosen by Anne Büssow mostly refer to women and children. In [these tales, included in an early edition by the Brothers Grimm] women are self-confident, bold to their husbands, and children may not appear as kind little beings only. In fact, some stories end with the death of all protagonists. In [later] editions [of Grimm], this type of fairy tale has been censured or totally erased. But in the original version, Hansens Trine escapes her daily [grind] and boredom, [leaving] her house [and going] into the world with pleasure."
$1,300


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Sieben Aug Eiene Streich
SIEBEN MÄRCHEN DER BRÜDER GRIMM
GRAPHIK VON ECKHARD FROESCHLIN

Frankenhardt, Germany: Edition Schwarze Seite, 2006. Edition of 30.

11.375 x 15"; 78 pages. Letterpress printed. Text in German. Type: Helvetica 16 point. Includes seven two- or three-page color etchings and seven vignette etchings.

Edition Schwarze Seite: "From the Grimm's collection Eckhard Froeschlin chose seven fairy tales of the tailor type, the hero usually being a poor and thin young man going into the world to fight with giants, to betray the king, and to get the princess at the end."

These stories and Froeschlin's color etchings are true to the earliest edition of Grimm Brothers' Fairy Tales, not the later sanitized versions.
$1,300

 


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Wuppertal / Matagalpa Project Bookworks.
   
"Edition Schwarze Seite: "The idea for this project came during a visit to the theater artist Pablo Pupiro and Ernesto Soto in 1997 in Wuppertal. It has since been promoted within the framework of the partnership with the city of Matagalpa / Wuppertal. During the first graphic workshops in 1998, a group formed that has since been renamed as "TallerContil." Participants and group members are not professional visual artists, but interested and talented people from other, and sometimes with several professions: theater people, teachers, agricultural technicians, mechanics, students.

"Based on personal contacts and the Wuppertal-Matagalpa city sisterhood, the project started with woodcut printing under the poorest circumstances. Now, the project group TALLERCONTIL owns an etching press and a Hollander beater, both built in Matagalpa. The studio has advanced to producing etchings, single-sheet book art, unique books and a mould- made paper production."
   

COSAS PERDIDAS – FUNDSTUECKE
Illustrations by Eckhard Froeschlin
texts by Ernesto Soto Larios
translation by Günter Schmigalle
Frankenhardt, Germany: Edition Schwarze Seite, 2010. Edition of 25.

12 x 15.5 x 1.5"; 60 pages. Texts in Spanish and German. Translated by Günter Schmigalle. Printed letterpress linotype setting from Helvetica 14 pt. Concept, etchings, and printing by Eckhard Froeschlin. Handmade mould paper by Danilo Rivera of Matagalpa. Handbound by Roger Green using Nicaraguan coffee bags with embossed leather spine. Housed in printed slipcase box.

Prospectus: "A dried-up fruit, a shadow, a dead dog: these are some of the objects Eckhard Froeschlin portrayed in the Nicaraguan town Matagalpa. Accompanying twelve of them worked as color etchings are twelve short stories written by Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Soto from Matagalpa, who gives to the objects a history according to the place where they emerged. Terse and full of dry humor, they give us a view into life in a Central American province town."

This is the first large editioned book printed on mouldmade paper made in Matagalpa, Nicaragua.
$1,400


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Monólogo de un antenosotros
By Danilo Rivera
translated by Günter Schmigalle
Frankenhardt, Germany: Edition Schwarze Seite, 2001. Edition of 50.

15.5 x 11.75"; 42 pages. Handset from semi-bold Erbar 16p. Printed on Silberburg handmade mould paper. Woodcuts, printing, and design by Anne Büssow. Text in German and Spanish. Bound in heavy cardboard (chipboard) covers with brown paper pastedowns and end pages.

Anne Büssow: "The book Monólogo de un antenosotros with a poem by Nicaraguan Danilo Rivera is made after a stay in Nicaragua. The woodcuts are inspired from the main street in Matagalpa on Sunday morning. All shops are closed with wooden and strong colored doors. Only two hours one can see this, at other times all of the shops are opened and show us much awful plastic things nobody needs and nobody buys. The poem in English and German concerns with the question of identity of the Nicaraguan people, their history and how to live today."

Edition Schwarze Seite: "The verses by Nicaraguan poet Danilo Rivera from Matagalpa are focused on the influence that the history of the Nicaraguan people has on their identity. The color woodcuts by Anne Büssow were made directly after some weeks of workshops in Matagalpa, taking their inspiration from the view on heavily colored wooden doors and fronts of shops in the main street."
$490

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