Utrecht: Museum Hedendaagse Kunst, 1972. First edition. Softcover. Octavo. 144pp unpaginated. Original gray printed wraps. Atlas of photographs and sketches by Gerhard Richter.
"Gerhard Richter’s ATLAS merits a special place within his oeuvre as a whole. It not only forms the basis of his entire work as a painter but is also an autonomous artwork in its own right.... Richter recognized the intrinsic artistic quality of these collections of source material and, in 1972, framed the panels and exhibited them at the Museum Hedendaagse Kunst in Utrecht under the title ATLAS." (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden). The catalog for this exhibition was the first publication of "The Atlas" in book form, designed by Richter himself.
Includes brief text by Wouter Kotte, the director of the exhibiting museum in Utrecht. The catalog is illustrated with b/w offset reproduction of photographs and sketches by Gerhard Richter, pasted onto separate thematically organized panels. Richter sees the "Atlas" not only as a documentation of the exhibition but as an alternative presentation the permits a nonlinear approach to the material. Text in Dutch. Light wear to edges of wraps and lightly rubbed. Barely starting at inside front cover. Wraps in overall very good, interior in very good+ condition. vg to vg+. Item #41911