Patterns represents a brilliant new adventure in image-making and book-making by internationally renowned artist Gerhard Richter, who in recent years has produced several fascinating explorations of the possibilities of the artist's book. For this latest project, Richter took an image of his work "Abstract Painting" (CR: 7244) and divided it vertically into strips: first 2, then 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, and up to 4,096 strips. This process, involving twelve stages of division, results in 8,190 strips. Each one is then mirrored and repeated, producing 221 pattern-images that are reproduced here on landscape spreads, making for a truly extraordinary viewing experience.
- 488 pages
- D. A. P.