16 dm² - an essay

executed: 1975/1979
classification: printed matter
object/work type: artists' book
material/technique: the book is divided in 60 parts; on the front of the pages 473 plants and grasses are reproduced in photocopy on white paper (29.7 × 21.0 cm); a number followed by two letters indicates the location of the specimens in the 16² square; the book contains a folded sheet (opened 59.8 × 47.5 cm) showing a square of 40 × 40 cm divided in 60 squares horizontally numbered A, B, C, D and vertically W, X, Y, Z and inside each square the location of all plants are marked and numbered 1 etc. The 'map' is dated 5/6-9-1975.
the titlepage is followed by 2 sheets with photographs (8.8. × 13.0 cm) of 16 dm² in the meadow with and without the plants
signature and inscriptions: []
edition: 50 copies, numbered
published by Edition Lydia Megert : Bern 1979
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collecting history:
related works: 1 dm² uit "16 dm²" - een essay (1976)
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
published references
catalogue raisonné herman de vries. les livres et les publications. catalogue raisonné (centre des livres d'artistes : Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche 2005) image repr. on page 158, 159 (cat. number 50).
collection catalogue José Brokken-Zijp und Hans Brokken, herman de vries - die Wirklichkeit im Bild. Künstlerbücher 1960-1985 (Sammlung Brokken Zijp Foundation of Art/Museum van Bommel van Dam : Venlo 2015) images repr. on pages 108-113, 108-112.