publications and editions



    • fragments - collected in the nördlicher steigerwald - eschenau
      concept herman de vries, in collaboration with susanne jacob de vries and marion reissner
      Peter Foolen Editions : Eindhoven 2011
      photography Bruno Schneyer, Zeil am Main
      printing Lecturis, Eindhoven
      56 p. (16.5 × 21 cm)
      published in an edition of 300 numbered copies and a special edition of 17 copies, with enclosed an oak leaf from Eschenau on cardboard, collected Öllarn 22.8.2011; signed and numbered by the artist. Book with photographs of a collection of 25 natural fragments from the northern Steigerwald
      [les livres et les publications addenda 10]
    • the walls of marrakech
      Hybriden-Verlag : Berlin 2011
      1 vol., unpaged (13 × 19 cm)
      edition 15
      65 original photographs and book with text in slipcase
      [not in les livres et les publications]
  • searching for the source
    eschenau summer press publications 63
  • cover het is = es ist, 2011
    • het is = es ist
      redactie/redaktion herman de vries, Cees de Boer
      tekst en fotografie/text und fotografie herman de vries
      ontwerp/entwurf Sepp Bader
      Reeks/Reihe no. 6
      Uitgeverij Dimter : Hengelo 2011
      [24] p. (13.5 × 20.5 cm)
      edition 250, numbered and signed
      in these editions double talents, artists with visual as well as literary works, are proposed. The photographs are taken in an afternoon in the northern Steigerwald, Bavaria
      [les livres et les publications addenda 10]


    • wit white
      by herman de vries
      Reprint Collection, curated by Anne Moeglin-Delcroix and Clive Phillpot
      Zédélé Éditions : Brest 2012
      Reprint from the edition artists press : bern 1980
      352 p. (21 × 15 cm)
    • [folder publisher] This book is the third and final version of the first artist's book published in 1960 by herman de vries, who is currently the author of more than one hundred publications. This is like the White Paintings by Rauschenberg (1951) and 4'33" by John Cage (1952) in book form.
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    • die wiese / the meadow
      herman and susanne de vries & marion reissner (concept & photography)
      published by Peter Foolen Editions & Lecturis, Eindhoven
      320 p. (24 × 16.5 cm); hardcover, bound in linen
      edition of 750 copies and a special edition of 34 + 2 copies, signed and numbered with two editions with dried leaves from the meadow
    • traces of joy
      by carlijn mens, herman de vries; photography by susanne de vries
      Published by Galerie Wit : Wageningen 2013
      Printed by Aktivdruck, Ebelsbach
      [12] fol. col. photos only (21.5 × 16.6 cm)
      edition of 216 copies
    • infinity in finity
      by herman de vries
      Éditions Incertain Sens : Rennes 2013
      printed by Grafix Centrum Poligrafii, Gdansk
      [24] p. (21 × 16.6 cm)
    • Listen to infinity in finity by Cees de Boer, herman de vries and Katharina Winterhalter.
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  • die wolken / the clouds
    eschenau summer press publication 70


  • cover this joy, 2014
    • herman de vries. being this joy experience unity
      Published by Global Art Affairs in Leiden and Luiscius Books, 's Hertogenbosch, 2014
      Personal Structures Art Projects number 8 (p.s.a.p. # 8)
    • green paper-covered cardboard box, containing a book: green cloth-covered boards with embossed title (hardcover), 24 x 17.5 x 5.5 cm. (244 pp.) text with coloured plates, + a CD housed in a cloth-covered cardboard holder with embossed title, both kept together in a green with embossed lettered cloth-covered cardboard cassette
      edition 100 copies and a deluxe edition 50 copies
      the book is also online available on the site of Global Art Affairs

  • die wiese/juniperus, 2014
    • herman de vries – die wiese | the meadow and herman de vries – juniper communis
      Peter Foolen Editions and De Ketelfactory have published an edition in two parts. Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'herman de vries – books & editions' at the Small Publishers' Fair, London, curated by Peter Foolen and the exhibition 'herman de vries – no thing', at De Ketelfactory, Schiedam, 20 September 20, 2014–January 18, 2015
      one part is a package with 36 postcards with photographs by Peter Foolen of 'die wiese / the meadow' by herman and susanne de vries in Eschenau, Germany. The photographs were taken in different seasons during visits to herman de vries and his meadow in Eschenau, 2011-2014.
    • the other part is a package filled with juniper berries. herman de vries made a floorwork of juniper berries in his exhibition no thing at De Ketelfactory in Schiedam
  • remember theodor gustav fechner. a reading performance at the royal botanic garden edinburgh at the 16th of august 1992 by herman de vries
    eschenau summer press publications 33
    Reprint on the occasion of the inauguration of 'the waterlilies. remembering gustav theodor fechner (1801-1887)' at peckedam manor on the nijenhuis estate, diepenheim, october 10, 2014
    • herman de vries : white
      Stedelijk Museum Schiedam : Schiedam 2014
      1 vol. unpaged (17 × 12 cm); softcover
      the book 'white' is part of the combined catalogue published to accompany the exhibitions 'all' and 'no thing' in the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam and De Ketelfactory, Schiedam
    • herman de vries : à mes pieds
      cairn centre d'art et musée gassendi, digne-les-bains 2014
      printed by corlet
      1 vol. unpaged (15 × 21 cm); softcover
      collection of photographs by herman de vries
    • herman de vries : an katharina 2003-2013
      published in 2013 [= 2014] by Lindgehrn-verlag, Henkerswiese
      printed by Aktivdruck, Ebelsbach
      86 p. (19 × 19 cm); softcover
      edition 216
      collection of poems, textworks and drawings by herman de vries. 'an katharina' is Katharina Winterhalter, close friend of susanne and herman de vries.


    • herman de vries : ali baba visits marrakech
      "mimas atlas # 18"
      Hybriden Verlag : Berlin 2015
      edition 100, signed and numbered
      booklet with photographs + DVD and 2 collages by herman de vries
  • herman de vries : looking, smelling, hearing, etc.
    temporary travelling press publications 71
  • herman de vries : zufall
    temporary travelling press publications 71

  • rosa damascena, 2015
    • herman de vries 'rosa damascena'
      herman de vries & stedelijk museum schiedam 2015
      3rd edition
      printed by lecturis, eindhoven
      typography peter foolen, eindhoven
      edition of 324 + xxxi copies
    • Dried rosebuds in white cardboard folder (21.5 × 15 × 1.6 cm). The first two editions were published as number 25 by the eschenau summer press in 1984 (100 copies) and 1990 (150 copies)


  • earth museum catalogue, 2016
    • herman de vries. the earth museum catalogue
      herman de vries : Eschenau 2016
      2 volumes
      volume I: index volume (30.3 × 21.4 × 2.5 cm)
      volume II: catalogue, 472 sheets (32.0 × 23.5 × 7.1 cm)

      edition 200, numbered and signed
      isbn 978-3-00-053956-5

      Click here to open the flyer (pdf)

  • humulus lupulus, 2016
    • humulus lupulus [hops]
      Galerie der Stadt Tuttlingen : Tuttlingen 2016
      edition 19, signed and numbered
      edition published on the occasion of the exhibition 'no beginning no end' in the Galerie der Stadt Tuttlingen (September 10-October 16, 2016). The price is 150 euro and the edition can be bought/ordered at the Galerie der Stadt Tuttlingen (info@galerie-tuttlingen.de).
  • kijk, 2016
    • herman de vries. kijk!
      Den Boer / De Ruiter : Vlissingen 2016
      Slibreeks no. 149
      60 pp. (14.9 × 10.4 cm)


  • the music of sound 2, 2017
    • herman de vries. air - the music of sound 2
      eschenau edition : eschenau 2017
      recorded at linon studio, schonungen
      lutz oldemeier
      edition 108
      the LP can be ordered through the representing galleries (see 'collections') or email (use contact)

      all further information on the flyer
      click here to open the flyer (pdf)

  • in mnemoriam de koeien, 2017
    • herman de vries. in memoriam de koeien
      Verbeke Foundation : Kemzeke 2017
      Photographs: Tineke Schuurmans
      edition unknown
      € 15
2011 to present

bibliographic references

• herman de vries. les livres et les publications. catalogue raisonné / textes de herman de vries, Anne Moeglin-Delcroix, Didier Mathieu (centre des livres d'artistes : Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche 2005)

Click here for a supplement for the years 2004-2012

• herman de vries – die Wirklichkeit im Bild. Künstlerbücher 1960-1985 / José Brokken-Zijp en Hans Brokken (Museum van Bommel van Dam : Venlo 2015)