Köln: Walther König, 1989. Large 4to hardcover with a blue linen spine and paper-covered red boards with black lettering inside an offset printed dust jacket. 206 pp. To which is added a die cut and folded poster 59.5 x 84 cm (23.4 x 33") in size printed in three colors on glossy stock on recto, a die cut 14.8 x 10.5 cm (5.9 x 4.125") announcement card offset printed in color on card stock on recto, and a 14.2 x 10.5 cm (5.6 x 4.125") invitation card offset printed on recto. Text in German, English, and French.
A suite of four items all relating to Weiner’s catalog raisonné surveying his artists’ books and catalogs created 1968 – 1989. Weiner’s writings, philosophies, and ideas are eloquently expressed through typography often relying on upper case Franklin Gothic and similar bold fonts. This is designed art in the highest regard. The dust jacket, poster, and announcement card feature the phrases “Books do furnish a room” and “Learn to read art”– both powerful reminders of the importance of books and art, and the role they play in our lives.
Dust jacket with trace amounts of rubbing to spine in three places, including a 5.5" surface scratch on back. A near fine example of the book with a touch of soiling to top edge of text block and light bumps to lower tips. Very good example of the poster which is folded three times (likely as issued) showing trace amounts of toning and rubbing along fold lines. A fine example of the announcement card fine. Invitation very good with a relief along the top edge from at one point being paper clipped to something else. Item #2