2008 Dieter Roth – 22 November – 13 December

Dieter Roth – The Collected Works

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Somewhere in Europe in the 1970s I accidentally came across an exhibition of Dieter Roth’s books and book objects. Roth had begun to focus on the book form around the mid 1950s, and, although a large exhibition, what I saw in my first encounter with Roth’s work was only a fraction of his artist’s books and multiples from this twenty-year period.

Karl Dietrich Roth was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1930. Roth’s father was Swiss and at age 13 in 1943 his parents sent him from war torn Germany to the safety of Zurich. In 1951 he finished an apprenticeship as a graphic designer in the Swiss capital of Bern. He continued to pursue his interests in poetry and art, and in 1953 contributed paintings to an exhibition of Swiss concrete artists in Zurich. These interests brought him into contact with other talented innovators, including Eugen Gomringer, the acknowledged founder of concrete poetry, Claus Bremer, theatre director and, most importantly, Daniel Spoerri, who later became the leader of the Darmstadt Circle of concrete poets. Roth would go on to work with Spoerri on many projects.

It was perhaps inevitable that Roth, poet, artist and designer, would choose the book as his medium for experimentation. This began in 1954 with Kinderbuch (Children’s Book) (1954-1957) conceived for Claus Bremer’s son. Bremer returned the book with the request Roth have it published. The search for a publisher, first in Switzerland and then in Copenhagen (where he moved in 1955) was unsuccessful. Publishing houses generally showed little or no interest in taking on these ‘new books’, and this first copy of Kinderbuch was thrown out.

In 1957 Roth moved to Reykjavik to join his future wife. Still unsuccessful in finding a publisher for Kinderbuch, he founded “forlag ed”. It was the first of Roth’s many publishing houses. Others include “taucher verlag” (diver press) and “wasser verlag” (water press). The freedom of independent publishing suited his innovative book concepts, his temperament, the obsession he had with detail and perhaps even an obsession with control. Kinderbuch was the first title published by “forlag ed”. The edition numbers are uncertain. In the catalogue raisonné they are given as approximately 25 with cut-outs and approximately 75 without cut-outs. The previous year he had produced three copies of another book titled Bilderbuch by hand. KinderbuchandBilderbuch would be published together as one in 1976 in an edition of 1000 as Collected Works, Volume 1 by edition hansjörg mayer.

Roth’s production of artist’s books had commenced

The British artist, Richard Hamilton, first saw the German’s artist’s books in 1960 at Gallery One in London in an exhibition organised by Daniel Spoerri – Edition Mat Oeuvres d’Art Transformables. Not only did Hamilton write for Typographica the first ever review of Roth’s books but he also recommended Roth for the Chicago-based Copley Award. Roth was the 1960 recipient. As part of the award funds were available to publish a monograph. Roth, however, opted for a different publishing project.

Between 1962 and 1965 (from Reykjavik and later from Providence, where he taught at the Rhode Island School of Design) Roth sent drawings, texts and pictures to Richard Hamilton in London. Although primarily known as an artist in the Pop Art tradition, Richard Hamilton acted as editor and go-between with the printers, as he too had a passion for the printed image. Given this trust in the decision-making of others, Roth proves to have willingly accepted collaboration (or assistance) when he saw the ability of others to help him achieve his goals as a book artist.

In the Copley Book single sheets mix with folded and punched sheets, traditionally printed sheets lie atop relief prints and blindstamped sheets. In some cases the artist’s hand-written instructions to the printers are included, a process he would repeat in future publications. The whole ensemble was stapled through the middle, which meant the viewer / reader had to remove this binding in order to open the pages. Hamilton had received Roth’s much worn notebook from these years as a gift for his help and he used the notebook cover to print the single fold cover for the Copley Book. The book was finished in 1965 but the lawyer for the Copley Foundation wanted certain words removed. The compromise was to block out in black the conjugation of ich kacke (I crap) du kackst… These changes were reversed in the reconstruction version published nine years later.

edition hansjörg mayer and the Collected Works

Roth had sent a couple of his books to the Stuttgart philosopher Max Bense, who showed them to one of his students, the typographer / publisher Hansjörg Mayer and encouraged him to visit Roth. Bense must have been aware he was bringing like spirits together. In the early 1960s Mayer went to Reykjavik to meet Dieter Roth. They decided to publish together and became collaborators on the Collected Works, a project to publish reconstructed versions of Roth’s artist’s books. So close was their collaboration that Roth became an associate of edition hansjörg mayer with both sharing editing responsibilities on Roth’s books.

The volumes of the Collected Works were mapped out but not published in number order. The series commenced in 1969 with Volume 15 (Poesy 5 to 1), which reproduced all the poems from Poetrie – Halbjahreszeitschrift für Poesie and finished in 1987 with Volume 37 (1234 most speedy drawings) the largest book in the series with 1236 pages.

In that 18 year period 26 of the designated 40 Volumes were published (21 – 34 were never published). Except for Volumes 1, 8 and 35 the format (27 x 23 cm) was uniform. The edition number was mostly nominated at between 1000 – 1200 (Volumes 20 and 40 had larger editions).

100 copies from the edition of a number of volumes were set aside as special editions. They were issued with special signed and numbered covers produced by Roth, thus turning them into multiples. 1000 copies of Volume 40 included a Roth drawing. As well 100 copies of Volumes 1 – 20 were further boxed (signed and numbered) with a photograph each of Hansjörg Mayer and of Roth as bookends.

This exhibition, the first in Australia, concentrates on this important activity of Dieter Roth, and includes all examples of the Collected Works published by edition hansjörg mayer including special editions 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 15, and (in the tradition of the artist) “some other stuff”.

Noreen Grahame


Richard Hamilton, “The Books of Dieter Rot”, The Liberated Page – A Typographica Anthology, Herbert Spencer (ed.), Bedford Press, San Francisco, 1987. Reprinted from Typographica ‘New Series’, 1961

Volumes 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20 and 36

references: Dobke, Dirk 2004, Dieter Roth : Books + Multiples, Catalogue Raisonné, editions hansjörg mayer, London. Dobke, Dirk 2006, Dieter Roth in Print – Artists’ Books / Künstlerbücher, Zucker Art Books, New York. mayer, hj., rot, d., and sohm, h. (eds.) 1972, Collected Works, Volume 20 – books and graphics (part 1) from 1947 until 1971, Stuttgart, London, Reykjavik.Collected Works, Volume 40 – Books and Graphics (part 2) and other stuff, 1979, edition hansjörg mayer, Stuttgart.

Collected Works, Volume 1

Collected Works, Volume 1

 

 

 

 

 

2 Picture Books Versions of the books published by forlag ed, Reykjavik 1957 and Dieter Roth, Reykjavik 1956

Children’s Book: 28 pages, four colour screenprinting and die-cutting, 22.5 x 23.5 cm, spiral binding Picture Book: 22 sheets of colour acetates and white card, die-cutting, 22.5 x 24 cm, spring-clip folder, 23 x 25 cm. Books house in box 23.5 x 26.5 cx 4.5 cm; printed by Frank Kicherer, Stuttgart and Staib + Mayer, Stuttgart; edited by hj. mayer and d. rot; published by edition hansjörg mayer, Stuttgart, London, Reykjavik, 1976 in an edition of 1000

First publications: Children’s Book 28 pages, four colour letterpress, geometric shapes with hand cut and die-cut holes (1954-1957): 32 x 32 cm, spiral binding; printed by Hólar Prent, Reykjavik; published by forlag ed, Reykjavik 1957 in an edition of c. 25 signed (with cut-outs) and c. 75 unsigned (without cut-outs)

Picture Book approx. 20 sheets of transparent colour foil with rectangular holes of various sizes, 24 x 24 cm, spring-clip folder; published by Dieter Roth, Reykjavik 1956 in an edition of 3

Collected Works, Volume 2

Collected Works Volume 2

Ideograms bok 1956-59, material 2 and supplements – manuscript for material 5(Copenhagen 1956); 408 pages offset, 23 x 17 cm, stitched, softback; printed by Staib + Mayer, Stuttgart; edited by hj. mayer and d. rot; published by edition hansjörg mayer, Hellnar, Köln, London, 1971 in an edition of 1000

Collected Works Volume 2 page

Collected Works Volume 2 page

First publications: Ideograms No 2 of the review ‘material’ published by Daniel Spoerri, Damstadt 1959 main part: 62 pages, small offset, 20 x 21 cm, rivet binding; edition 200 supplement 1: 40 pages, black and white sheets, alternating, 20 x 21 cm, rivet binding; edition 100 supplement 2: 12 pages, small offset, 29.7 x 21 cm, stapled; edition 100 Bok 1956-1959 70 pages and 4 double pages, miniature texts letterpress, monotype setting, 12 black sheets with punched holes, 20 x 21 cm, spiral binding; printed by Chr. Christensen, Copenhagen; published by forlag ed, Reykjavik 1959 in an edition approx. 150 signed

Collected Works, Volume 3

Collected Works Volume 3

Bok 2a and Bok 2b versions of the books published by forlag ed Reykjavik 1960/61; 114 pages, letterpress, 23 x 17 cm, adhesive binding, closed bolt, softback; printed by Staib + Mayer, Stuttgart; edited by hj. mayer and d. rot; published by edition hansjörg mayer, Stuttgart, London, Reykjavik, 1973 in an edition of 1000

Collected Works Volume 3 - page

Collected Works Volume 3 – page

First publications: Bok 2a 66 pages, letterpress on double sheets, monotype setting, 25 x 18 cm, spiral binding; printed by Dieter Roth; published by forlag ed, Reykjavik 1960 in an edition of 35 numbered but not signed unique copies

Bok 2b approx. 50 pages, letterpress on double sheets, monotype setting, 32 x 32 cm, spiral binding; printed by Prentsmidia Jóns Helgasonar, Reykjavik; published by forlag ed, Reykjavik 1961 in an edition of 100, numbered and signed, approx. 10 copies destroyed

Collected Works, Volume 4

Collected Works Volume 4

Bok 4a and Bok 5 versions of the books published by forlag ed Reykjavik 1961; 110 pages, letterpress, 23 x 17 cm, adhesive binding, closed bolt, softback; printed by Staib + Mayer, Stuttgart; edited by hj. mayer and d. rot; published by edition hansjörg mayer, Stuttgart, London, Reykjavik, 1972 in an edition of 1000

Collected Works Volume 4 - page

Collected Works Volume 4 – page

First publications: Bok 4a 80 pages, letterpress on double sheets, rubber blocks, 40 x 28 cm, spiral binding; printed by Prentsmidia Jóns Helgasonar, Reykjavik; published by forlag ed, Reykjavik 1961 in an edition of 100, numbered and signed, approx. 20 copies destroyed

Bok 5 approx. 60 pages, offset on double sheets, 22 x 28 cm, spiral binding;printed by Litbrá, Reykjavik; published by forlag ed, Reykjavik 1961 in an edition of 100 numbered and signed, approx. 95 copies destroyed

Collected Works, Volume 5

Collected Works Volume 5 -deluxe

Collected Works Volume 5 -deluxe

Bok 3a reconstruction of the book as published by forlag ed 1961; approx. 350 sheets cut out of icelandic newspapers 23 x 17 cm, adhesive binding, softback; printed various printers in Reykjavik and Akureyri; edited by hansjörg mayer and rudolf rieser; published in the seimannsverlag, former edition hansjörg mayer with taucherverlag and wasserverlag amongst others, Reykjavik, Stuttgart, Köln, London, 1970 in an edition of 1000 (each unique) of which 100 copies in multiple designed by the author (4 variations), black imitation leather embossed, with 2 numbered and signed flongs inside

Collected Works Volume 5 - inside cover

Collected Works Volume 5 – inside cover

First publication: Bok 3a approx. 300 sheets cut out of icelandic newspapers, approx. 20 x 20 cm, adhesive binding, softback; printed by various printers in Reykjavik; published by forlag ed, Reykjavik 1961 in an edition of 200, numbered and signed, approx

notes: of the edition of 100 some copies are numbered of 50 and dated 1971 and others are numbered of 100 and dated 1974 exhibited: copy with multiple cover; signed Dieter Roth, numbered 84/100 dated 74 lower margin on both flongs

Collected Works, Volume 6

Collected works Volume 6 - deluxe version

Collected works Volume 6 – deluxe version

Bok 3c

reconstruction of the book published by forlag ed 1961 approx. 300 sheets cut out of offset run-up sheets, 23 x 27 cm, adhesive binding, softback; printed by various printers in Reykjavik; editors: hansjörg mayer and Dieter Rot; published by edition hansjörg mayer, Reykjavik, Düsseldorf, London 1971 in an edition of 1000, of which 100 in cloth cover, with additions by the author, numbered and signed

Collected works Volume 6 - deluxe version

Collected works Volume 6 – deluxe version

First publication: Box 3c approx. 300 sheets cut out of coloured offset run-up sheets, 22 x 22 cm, adhesive binding, softback; printed by 3 offset printers in Reykjavik; published by forlag ed, Reykjavik 1961 in edition of approx. 40

exhibited: copy with multiple cover; signed Dieter Roth, numbered 84/100 and dated 73 inside multiple cover in pencil

Collected Works, Volume 7

Collected Works Volume 7 - deluxe version

Collected Works Volume 7 – deluxe version

Bok 3b and Bok 3d reconstruction of the books published by forlag ed Reykjavik 1961 approx. 530 pages, original comics and children’s colouring books with die-cut holes, 23 x 17 cm, adhesive binding, softback; printed by Staib + Mayer, Stuttgart; edited by hj. mayer and d. rot; published by edition hansjörg mayer, Stuttgart, London, Reykjavik, 1974 in an edition of 1000 (each copy unique) of which 100 copies wrapped in original multicoloured screenprint by the author, numbered and signed, printed by Frank Kicherer, Stuttgart

 

Collected Works Volume 7 - cover

Collected Works Volume 7 – cover

First publications: Bok 3b approx. 250 sheets cut out of coloured comic books with die-cut holes approx. 18 x 18 cm, adhesive binding, softback; printed by various printers in Denmark; published by forlag ed, Reykjavik 1961 in and edition of 50, numbered and signed, approx. 10 copies made

Bok 3d approx. 200 sheets cut out of children’s colouring books with die-cut holes approx. 20 x 20 cm, adhesive binding, softback; printed by various printers in USA; published by forlag ed, Reykjavik 1961 in an edition of 50, numbered and signed, 3 copies made

exhibited: copy from edition with multiple cover; signed Dieter Roth, numbered 55/100 and dated 74 on screenprinted wrapper in pencil

Collected Works, Volume 8

Collected Works Volume 8

Collected Works Volume 8

2 Books 26 sheets, offset and die-cutting, 23 x 23 cm, loose sheets in portfolio in slipcase printed by Staib + Mayer, Stuttgart; edited by hj. mayer and d. rot; published by edition hansjörg mayer, Stuttgart, London, Reykjavik,1976 in an edition of 1000

reconstruction of 2 variants (A and B) of the portfolios from 1958-1961

book A, (black and white), book B, (blue and red)

Collected Works Volume 8 side view

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First publication: Book portfolio of 18-24 sheets, black and white or coloured card with hand-cut slots of different sizes, 38 x 38 cm or 41 x 41 cm; published by forlag ed, Reykajavek 1958 (made up as required); edition mat, Paris 1959, later Cologne; Ives-Sillman, New Haven 1964 editions in progress: edition mat, red and blue: 50 copies other editions: 25 copies each, all copies numbered and signed (see Books + Multiples, Dobke p. 149 and Collected Works, Volume 20, no 4 for full details of titles, position of slots.

Collected Works, Volume 9

Collected Works Volume 9

Collected Works Volume 9

Stupidograms printed samples of the hand-drawn original series 1961 to 1966; 416 pages, letterpress and offset, multicoloured 23 x 17 cm; stitched, softback, printed by Staib + Mayer, Stuttgart; edited by hj. mayer and d. rot; published by edition hansjörg mayer, Stuttgart, London, Reykjavik,1975 in an edition of 1000 of which 100 copies wrapped in original drawing by the author, numbered and signed.

Collected Works, Volume 9 - page

Collected Works, Volume 9 – page

Other publications: Gorgona 15 x 10 cm, letterpress and pen on white paper, in paper cover published by Vlastita Naklada, Josip Vanista, Zagreb in an edition of 200 numbered and signed English edition 23 x 17 cm, stitched, cloth in slipcase, with an original Stupidogram by the author, signed, for Eaton House Publishers Ltd in an edition of 1000 exhibited: copy from standard edition and copy with multiple cover; signed Dieter Roth and dated ‘83 back cover in pencil

Collected Works, Volume 10Collected Works, Volume 10

Collected Works, Volume 10 deluxe version

Daily Mirror variant of ‘Quadrat Print’ published by de Jong, Hilversum 1965. 472 pages offset, 23 x 17 cm, stitched, softback, printed by Staib + Mayer, Stuttgart. edited by hansjörg mayer and rudolf rieser, published in the wasserverlag (waterpress) the former edition hansjörg mayer (taucherverlag), Köln, London, Reykjavik 1970 in an edition of 1000, of which 100 copies in multiple designed by the author, painted corrugated cardboard, numbered, with 2 signed miniature books 2 x 2 x 2 cm cut out of ‘Daily Mirror’ newspapers

Quadrat Print

Quadrat Print

First publication: Quadrat Print 60 loose sheets, printed on both sides, offset 25 x 25 cm printed and published by Steendrukkerii de Jong, Hilversum 1965, edition of 1000, promotion piece enlargements from ‘Daily Mirror Book’ 1961 (minus card cover from book exhibited)

exhibited: copy with multiple cover; signed Diet Roth, numbered 56/100 and dated 73 in green ink inside front cover (multiple) and copy of Quadrat Print (minus cover)

Collected Works, Volume 11

Collected Works, Volume 11 Deluxe edition

Collected Works, Volume 11 deluxe version

Snow

with an introduction by the author, photographic version of the original 1964 256 pages, offset, 23 x 17 cm, stitched softback, cover design by Joe Filzen, New Haven, printed by Staib + Mayer, Stuttgart, edited by hansjörg mayer and rudolf rieser, published by wasserpresse, former edition hansjörg mayer, Stuttgart, London, Reykjavik 1970 in an edition of 1000, of which 100 copies in multiple designed by the author, covered corrugated cardboard, numbered, with 2 crushed lightbulbs, signed

Collected Works, Volume 11 standard copy

Collected Works, Volume 11 standard copy

First publication: snow approx. 300 single sheets of texts, drawings, graphics, collages and photographs in cardboard box with straps, 80 x 60 x 30 cm. unique item made by d. rot, j. frederick and students of the philadelphia museum college of art 1964

exhibited: copy from standard and copy with multiple cover, numbered 51/100 in green ink inside back cover (multiple) notes: In Snow’s publication details the edition of multiple designed by the author is given as 200

Collected Works, Volume 12

Collected Works, Volume 12 deluxe versio

Collected Works, Volume 12 deluxe version

(Copley Book) enlarged version of the book published by Copley Foundation, Chicago 1965 40 sheets of different sizes, mostly printed on both sides, folded or collaged, offset and letterpress in box, 23 x 17 cm. printed by Staib + Mayer, Stuttgart, edited by hj. mayer and d. rot, published by edition hansjörg mayer, Stuttgart, London, Reykjavik 1974 edition of 1000 of which 100 wrapped in original photographs by the author, numbered and signed

Collected Works, Volume 12 standard

Collected Works, Volume 12 standard

First publication: (Copley Book) 112 sheets of different sizes (some folded) texts, drawings, photographs, collages, reliefs, letterpress, offset, die cuts, embossing, 25 x 23 cm, loose sheets fixed with a staple in cardboard cover, published by William and Noma Copley Foundation, Chicago 1965 edition of approx. 1750 copies hors commerce (see Collected Works, Volume 20, no 26 for full description)

exhibited: copy from standard edition and copy with multiple wrapped cover; signed Dieter Roth, numbered 75 on wrapped cover in pencil notes: Dieter Roth won the “William and Noma Copley Foundation Award” in 1960; printing was supervised by Richard Hamilton 1961-1966, the book was distributed in 1966, the poem ‘ich kacke du kackst…’ and parts of a text were overprinted in black. This was reversed.

Collected Works, Volume 13

Collected Works, Volume 13

Collected Works, Volume 13

Scheisse (Shit) collection of all ‘Scheisse’ poems with all illustrations, 472 pages, offset and letterpress, 23 x 27 cm, stitched, softback, printed by Staib + Mayer, Stuttgart< edited by hj. mayer and d. rot, published by edition hansjörg mayer, Stuttgart, London Reykjavik 1972 edition of 1200

notes: The ‘Scheisse’ poems were a central part of Roth’s work.

Collected Works, Volume 14

Collected Works, Volume 14

Collected Works, Volume 14

Die Blaue Flut (the blue tide) reproduction of first edition, edition hansjörg mayer, Stuttgart 1967 and 3 original manuscripts, Markgröningen, Providence, Reykjavik 1966-1967, 632 pages, offset, 23 x 17 cm, stitched, softback, printed by Staib + Mayer, Stuttgart. edited by hj. mayer and d. rot, published by edition hansjörg mayer, Stuttgart, London, Reykjavik 1973 in an edition of 1000

First publication: die blaue flut (the blue tide), 224 pages letterpress, linotypesetting using special fount, 16 x 12 cm, adhesive binding, softback, printed by jh. mayer, Stuttgart, published by edition hansjörg mayer, Stuttgart, 1967, 500 numbered copies, approx. 50 author copies

Collected Works, Volume 15

Collected Works, Volume 15

Collected Works, Volume 15

Poesy 5 to 1 review for poesitioning, pometry, poeting and poetry, 220 pages offset, 23 x 17 cm, stitched, softback, printed by Staib + Mayer, Stuttgart, published by edition hansjörg mayer with taucher verlag (divers press) (kafari forlag), Köln, London, Reykjavik 1969 in an edition of 1000 of which 100 copies in multiple designed by the author, painted rubber mat, numbered with 2 signed polaroid colour photographs
reproduction of ‘poesy no. 1’ (see Collected Works, Volume 20 no. 25) ’32 heavier clouds for hansjörg mayer’ (see Collected Works, Volume 20 no. 31) ‘poesy no. 2’ (see Collected Works, Volume 20 no. 30) ‘poeting ¾’ (see Collected Works, Volume 20 no. 35) ‘poesitioning no. 5’ (first edition)

Collected Works, Volume 16

Collected Works Volume 16

Collected Works Volume 16

MUNDUNCULUM slightly corrected and enlarged version of the book published by Dumont Schauberg, Cologne 1967, 336 pages, offset, 23 x 17 cm, stitched, softback, wrapper, printed by Staib + Meyer, Stuttgart, edited by hj. mayer and d. rot. published by edition hansjörg mayer, Stuttgart, London, Reykjavik, 1975 in an edition of 1000, of which 100 copies wrapped in original ‘Stampdrawing’ by the author, numbered and signed

First publication:

MUNDUNCULUM

volume 1, Rot’s videum a tentative logico-poeticum presented like a plan or program or dream of a provisional mytherbarium for visual plants (with an original contribution by Emmett Williams). 336 pages, letterpress, texts, drawings, rubberstamps pictures, 21.2 x 15.5 cm, stitched, softback dustjacket, printed and published by Verlag M. Dumont Schauberg, Cologne 1961 in an edition of 1000

exhibited: copies from both editions

notes: The publisher, Verlag M. Dumont Schauberg. demanded the words ‘schwanz’ (prick) and ‘futz’ (cunt) be partly changed to ‘schwarz’ (black) and ‘fuss’. These changes were reversed in Collection Works, Volume 16.

Collected Works, Volume 17

Collected

246 little clouds reconstruction of the book published by Something Else Press, New York 1968, with an introduction by Emmett Williams, 180 pages, offset, 23 x 17 cm, stitched, softback, dust-jacket, printed by Staib + Mayer, Stuttgart. edited by hj. mayer and d. rot, published by edition hansjörg mayer, Stuttgart, London, Reykjavik 1976, edition of 1000 of which 100 copies wrapped in unique blueprint, made from a film, successively changed by the author, numbered and signed

First publication: 246 little clouds with an introduction by Emmett Williams, 176 pages, texts and drawings, offset 23 x 15.8 cm, stitched, hardcover, dust-jacket, published by Something Else Press, New York 1968, 1980 copies cloth

exhibited: copies of both editions

Collected Works, Volume 18

Smaller Works, (part 1) published and unpublished material 1953-1966, 272 pages offset, 23 x 17 cm, stitched, softback, printed by Staib + Mayer, Stuttgart, edited by hj. mayer, d. rot and h. sohm, published by edition hansjörg mayer, Hellnar, Cologne, London 1971, edition of 1200, of which 100 in screenprinted foam rubber and cassette with music played by the author

notes: publishers details notes that the edition is 1000 of which 100 have numbered and signed original covers.

Collected Works, Volume 19

Smaller Works, (part 2)

published and unpublished material 1967-1971, 304 pages, offset, 23 x 17 cm, stitched, softback, printed by Staib + Mayer, Stuttgart, edited by hj. mayer and d. rot, published by edition hansjörg mayer, Stuttgart, London, Reykjavik 1971, edition of 1200, of which 100 in screenprinted foam rubber and original film-reel by the author.

Collected Works, Volume 20

Collected Works, Volume 20

Books and Graphics, (part 1) from 1947 until 1971, 384 pages, offset, 23 x 17 cm, stitched, softback, printed by Staib + Mayer, Stuttgart, edited by hj. mayer, d. rot and h. sohm, published by edition hansjörg mayer, Stuttgart, London, Reykjavik 1972 in an edition of 8000, of which 100 in 9 dust-jackets signed by the author and 1000 copies, clothbound in slipcase with an original drawing by Dieter Roth for Eaton House Publishers Ltd

notes: publication details notes that the edition is 8000 of which 5000 copies with different dust-jackets as catalogue for travelling exhibition ‘graphics and books’ by dieter roth.

Collected Works, Volume 35

Collected Works, Volume 35

Bastel-Novella, No. 2

The ORIGINAL (part 2) by Fax Hundetraum (Fax Dogdream), 44 pages, letterpress and offset, 22 x 15 cm, stapled cover and supplement: 4 colour original offset print by the author, printed by Staib + Mayer, Stuttgart, published by edition hansjörg mayer, Stuttgart, London, Reykjavik, 1975 in an edition of 1000

notes: Three Basetlnovellen (Homemade Stories) make up Collected Work, Volume 35. Bastel-novelle, No 1 – The ORIGINAL (part 1) (Collected Works, Volume 40, no. 76) Bastel-Novella, No. 2 – The ORIGINAL (part 2) (Collected Works, Volume 40, no. 83) Bastel-Novella, No. 3 – Fatal Original (part 3) (Collected Works, Volume 40, no. 89)

exhibited: Bastel-Novella, No. 2 – The ORIGINAL (part 2)

Collected Works, Volume 36

Collected Works, Volume 36

96 Piccadillies – Postcards of works 1968-77 128 pages, offset, 96 colour plates, 23 x 17 cm, adhesive binding, printed by Staib + Mayer, Stuttgart, published by edition hansjörg mayer, Stuttgart, London, Reykjavik 1977 in an edition of 3000, 1000 softbacks, of which 200 copies in original Doublepiccadilly Painting by the author, numbered and signed, 1000 hardbacks in slipcase, with original drawing by the author and an introduction by Dieter Schwarz, for Eaton House Publishers Ltd, 1000 postcard sets, each 120 loose cards, 10.5 x 14.8 cm, with wrapper

notes: publishing details in book notes an edition of 2000, edition of 1000 postcard sets is not noted.

Collected Works, Volume 37

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1234 most speedy drawings

1236 pages, offset, 23 x 17 cm, adhesive binding, softcover, printed by Staib + Mayer, Stuttgart, published by edition hansjörg mayer, Stuttgart 1987 in an edition of 600

Collected Works, Volume 37 pag

Collected Works, Volume 38

Collected Works, Volume 38

Smaller Works, (part 3) published and unpublished material 1972-1980, 237 pages, offset 23 x 17 cm, stitched, softback, printed by Staib + Mayer, Stuttgart, published by edition hansjörg mayer, Stuttgart, London, Reykjavik, 1980 in an edition of 1000

Collected Works, Volume 39

Collected Works, Volume 3

Smaller Works, (part 4) published and unpublished material 1981-1983, 316 pages, offset, 23 x 17 cm, stitched, softback, printed by Staib + Mayer, Stuttgart, published by edition hansjörg mayer, Stuttgart, London, Reykjavik, 1980 in an edition of 1000

notes: The plates for title page and publication details are from Collected Works, Volume 38. They were altered by hand before printing.

Collected Works, Volume 40

Collected Works, Volume 40

Books and Graphics (part 2) and other stuff from 1971 until 1979 (including supplement to part 1), 366 pages, offset, 23 x 17 cm, stitched, softback, printed by Staib + Mayer, Stuttgart, published by edition hansjörg mayer, Stuttgart, London, Reykjavik 1979 in an edition of 4500 of which 1000 clothbound in slipcase with an original drawing by Dieter Roth, for Eaton House Publishers Ltd.