eschenau summer press publications

cover espp 1
[n° 1]
herman de vries, noise
the temporary travelling press publication
[herman de vries publisher] kathmandu 1974
printed by Sangam-press, kathmandu
sole distributor artists press, bern
64 p (20.2 × 14.5 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered (not all numbered)
[les livres et les publications 26]
cover espp 2
[n° 2]
herman de vries, to be all ways to be
the temporary travelling press publication
[herman de vries publisher] kathmandu 1974
printed by Sangam-press, kathmandu
1 f. (20.3 × 14.5 cm)
edition 150, numbered
[les livres et les publications 27]
[n° 3]
marinus boezem, as wide as
the eschenau summer press publications - a continuation of the temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1975
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
sole distributor artists press, bern
5 sheets (21 × 21 cm)
edition 150, numbered, signed
n° 4]
sjoerd buisman, swellings : 1976 composterra / prades pyrénées orientales france
the eschenau summer press publications - a continuation of the temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] bern 1976
printed by Ofko, Bern
12 p. (20.7 × 14.8 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered
cover espp 5
n° 5]
herman de vries, Ο
the eschenau summer press publications & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1976
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
1 f. (21 × 15 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications 40]

source of sanskrit text: madukya karika.

[n° 6]
rudolf mattes, linie 200cm lang = line lenght 200cm
the eschenau summer press publications & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1977
printed by Ofko AG, Bern
sole distributor artists press, bern
4 p. (21 × 14.8 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered
[n° 7]
not published
cover espp 8
[n° 8]
herman de vries, october, february, june
the eschenau summer press publications & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1977
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
3 f. (20.7 × 14.8 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications 44]
cover espp 9
[n° 9]
herman de vries, the dust of some roads & a leaf from a tree
the eschenau summer press publications & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1977
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
sole distributor artists press, bern
4 f. (20.2 × 14.7 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications 45]
[n° 10]
rolf sachsse, both sides
the eschenau summer press publications & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1977
artist press, bern, distributor
3 f. (21 × 15.5 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered
[n° 11]
heinz brand, brand news
the eschenau summer press publications & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1977
printed by 'der bund', bern
artists press, bern
3 f. (20 × 14.5 cm, folded)
edition 150 copies, numbered
[n° 12]
james lee byars, devil - 1977-78
the eschenau summer press publications & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1978
printed by schenker druck, bern
artists press bern, distributor
4 p. (21 × 14.8 cm - opens to 21 × 30 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered

Gold printed title. On opening a red cord can be seen to be glued into the centerfold of the folder. The total length of cord is 185 cm (the artist's height). At exactly the mid point of the cord, 3 additional cords of 92 cm each are knotted onto the assembly. On one of these cords yet another cord is knotted after exactly 38 cm.

[n° 13]
bernhard aubertin, essai sur le feu
the eschenau summer press publications & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1980
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
1 fol. red paper, partly burned on the left side (21 × 14.5 cm), inserted in plastic transparent (22 × 15.7 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered and signed by the artist
[n° 14]
dieter roth, [aus der heimat ...]
the eschenau summer press publications & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1984
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
2 f. (26 × 20.3 cm)
edition 100 copies, numbered
[n° 15]
[ryszard] winiarski, strategic game
the eschenau summer press publications & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1984
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
4 p. [1 fol., folded] (21 × 14.5 cm - folded)
edition 100 copies, numbered
[n° 16]
not published
[n° 17]
ewerdt hilgemann, for herman random sculptures, torano di carrara, 11.00-12.00 a.m. on a day in august
the eschenau summer press publications & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1980
photography Wolfgang Lukowski, Frankfurt
printed by Van den Dool, Sliedrecht (NL)
12 photographs in white cardboard folder (21 × 14.8 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered and signed by the artist
cover espp 18
[n° 18]
herman de vries, concept
the eschenau summer press publications & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1981
4 p. 1 fol. (21 × 15 cm)
150 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications 58]
[n° 19]
françois morellet, a badly bound book
the eschenau summer press publications & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1982
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
4 p. (21 × 30 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered
[n° 20]
jiri valoch, five parts of a work
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau cop. 1977 [= 1982]
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
5 f. (29.7 × 21 cm)
edition 100 copies, numbered
[n° 21]
jiri valoch, three possibilities
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1980
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
4 f. (30 × 21 cm)
edition 100 copies, numbered
[n° 22]
jan smejkal, nine days - 1985
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1985
eschenau : the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications, 1985
9 drawings in black or colour on paper in different colours (green, gray, pink, bleu, orange, yellow) (15 × 10.5 cm)
edition 75 copies, numbered
[n° 23]
wolfgang schmidt, worte machen
the eschenau summer press publications & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1985
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
7 fol. with text in black and in large letters on front of page (21 × 15 cm)
edition 100 copies, numbered
[n° 24]
paul panhuysen, clock
paul panhuysen & johan goedhart, spider
the eschenau summer press publications & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1983
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
audio cassette
edition 75 copies, numbered
cover espp 25
[n° 25]
herman de vries, rosa damascena
the eschenau summer press publications & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1984 / 1990 / 2015
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
dried rose petals in white cardboard folder

1st printing (1984): (21.5 × 15 × 1.6 cm). edition 100 copies, numbered

2nd printing (1990): (21.5 × 15 × 1.6 cm). edition 150 copies, not numbered

2nd printing (2015): (21.5 × 15 × 1.6 cm). edition 324 + xxxi copies

[les livres et les publications 64]

[n° 26]
nicolaus koliusis, schau dem licht in die augen
[the eschenau summer press publications & temporary travelling press publications]
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1985
(18.7 × 12.9 × 0.3 cm)
edition [60] copies
cover espp 27
[n° 27]
herman de vries, von wirklichkeit und sprache
the eschenau summer press publications & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1986
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
1 fol. (4 p.) white paper with flower colled and text in white cardboard folder (24.5 × 18.5 cm)
edition 100 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications 67]

text adapted from Gustav Hegi, Flora von Mitteleuropa. vol. 1 (München 1906) 301-302.

[n° 28]
thomas clark, poem
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] knetzgau 1987
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
1 fol. white ; text printed recto (21.6 × 20 cm)
edition 100 copies, numbered
[n° 29]
martin haseneier, mykographie einer wiese
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1990
18 p. reprint from herman de vries - natural relations : eine skizze (Karl-Ernst-Osthaus Museum : Hagen / Verlag für moderne Kunst : Nürnberg 1989) 727-743
gray cardboard folder (24 × 17 cm)
edition 300 copies, not numbered
[n° 30]
susanne stövhase, let us HELP in your RECREATION plans
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1991
printed by Vonhausen und Barent, Oberhohenried
pink cover, content 8 p. (21 × 14.8 cm)
edition 200 copies, numbered
[n° 31]
geoffrey hendricks, taschengewitter (pocket storm)
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1991
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
edition 150 copies, numbered

4 p. sewn to the cover with a red thread; pages are different (1 leave of paper was folded, wrinkled, and then returned flat. Some sheets with handwritten notes, sketches; others are left blank); gray cover (21 × 14.8 cm)

[n° 32]
chris drury, amanita muscaria
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1992
printed by Laceys, Hove (UK)
1 f. (22 × 17.2 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered
cover espp 33
[n° 33]
herman de vries, remember theodor gustav fechner. a reading performance at the royal botanic garden edinburgh at the 16th of august 1992 by herman de vries
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1994
photography by Henri Noltie and susanne jacob de vries
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
1 sheet white paper with 2 photographs and text in white cardboard folder (21 × 15 cm)
text by Gustav Theodor Fechner, Nanna oder über das Seelenleben der Pflanzen (Leopold Boß : Leipzig 1848) 391 and 52
[les livres et les publications 79]

A reprint was published on the occasion of the inauguration of 'the waterlilies. remembering gustav theodor fechner (1801-1887)' [= de waterlelies. herinneringen aan gustav theodor fechner (1801-1887)] at peckedam manor on the nijenhuis estate, diepenheim, october 10, 2014.

cover espp 34
[n° 34]
herman de vries, botanische werke : distelsamen
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1995
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
8 fol. black paper printed with silver letters; 1 page with the list of seeds and 7 with seeds in transparent envelop (21 × 15 cm)
edition 75 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications 81]
[n° 35/36]
hartmut geerken, das zeichnerische spätwerk von immanuel kant
kommentiert von hartmut geerken

the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1995
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
41 pages (21 × 14.8 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered

Text verso: "diese ausgabe umfaßt alle zeichnungen im opus postumum von immanuel kant (berlin/leipzig 1936)"

cover espp 37
[n° 37]
herman de vries, this
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1996
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
20 pages in gray cover (29.7 × 21 cm; cover: 3055 × 21.5 cm)
150 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications 82]
[n° 38]
robert lax, circle
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1996
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
5 f. in light gray cover (29.7 × 21 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered
[n° 39]
Robert Lax, More Scales - selection by John Beer
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] 1997
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
16 p. in light gray cover (29.7 × 21 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered
[n° 40]
Paul-Armand Gette, Kleine botanische Mythologie = Petite mythologie botanique = Small botanical mythology
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1998
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
20 p. (21 × 15 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered
[n° 41]
robert lax, red blue
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1999
printed by oeckler and by copy-shop, haßfurt/main
44 colour copies in white cardboard folder (21 × 15 cm)
edition 108 copies, numbered
cover espp 42
[n° 42]
herman de vries, wörter
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1999
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
4 p. (21 × 15 cm)
edition 108, numbered
[les livres et les publications 87]
[n° 43]
ted purves, collected notes - observing birds 1995-1998
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1999
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
12 p. (21.2 × 14 cm)
edition 108 copies, numbered
cover espp 44
[n° 44]
herman de vries, tutto
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 1999
printed by Vonhausen & Barent, Oberhohenried
3 f. (16 × 21 cm)
edition 300 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications 88]
cover espp 45
[n° 45]
herman de vries, different & identic
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2000
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
7 f. (23.6 × 17 cm)
edition 108 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications 91]
[n° 46]
robert lax, notebook
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2001
printed by Vonhausen & Barent, Oberhohenried
96 p. (24 × 16.5 cm)
edition 108 copies, numbered
cover espp 47
[n° 47]
herman de vries, philosophische bermerkungen
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2001
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
28 p. (23.3 × 17.3 cm)
edition 108 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications 93]
[n° 48]
hartmut geerken, may bug fly! a paper sinking in the indian ocean
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2001
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
1 fol. with text by Hartmut Geerken + 3 photographs (12.6 × 18 cm) in white carboard folder (13 × 20.2 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered
[n° 49]
joe jones, joe jones memorial
edited by rainer pließ
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2001
audio CD made by CUE Sound Service
edition 300 copies, numbered

Joe Jones (1934-1993) lived in Eschenau 1989-1991. He is buried on the local cemetery.

Listen to the music by Joe Jones [5:21 min]:

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[n° 50]
herman de vries, change
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2003
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
1 fol. white paper with ash rubbing (23.5 × 17.3 cm) in white cardboard folder
edition 108 copies, numbered
on the backside handwritten "the ashes of a pine"
[les livres et les publications 98]
cover espp 51
[n° 51]
herman de vries, gold
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2004
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
4 p. (15.2 × 21.2 cm)
edition 108 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications 104]
[n° 52]
christa schuster, rosen in die dunkelheit - juni 2004
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2005
printed by Vonhausen & Barent, Oberhohenried
1 f. folded (15 × 21 cm)
edition 300 copies, numbered
[n° 53]
eugen gomringer, es muss alles hand und fuss haben
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2005
printed by oeckler & copyshop, haßfurt
5 fol. in grey cardboard cover (21 × 29.7 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered
[n° 54]
muriel desroches, papillions
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2005
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
1 black & white photograph (12.6 × 18.9 cm) in white cardboard folder (21 × 14 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered
[n° 55]
karin sander, eschenau, februar 2008
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2008
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
1 fol. (20.8 × 29.3 cm) in white cardboard folder (30.6 × 21.5 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered
cover espp 56
[n° 56]
herman de vries, eigenblut
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2008
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
1 sheet of white paper with blood rubbing in white cardboard folder (15.7 × 22 cm)
edition 108 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications addenda 7]
cover espp 57
[n° 57]
herman de vries, le chêne de trévans. statement
photos marion reißner
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2008
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
2 photographs, colour in white cover (12.7 × 16.8 cm)
edition 108 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications addenda 7]
cover espp 58
[n° 58]
herman de vries, quelques moments du courant de bès. reproductions photographiques (3 sec. de différence)
reproductions photographiques (3 sec. de différence)
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2008
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
3 photographs, colour in white cover (12.7 × 16.8 cm)
edition 108 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications addenda 7]
cover espp 59
[n° 59]
herman de vries, looking smelling hearing etc.
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2008
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
3 f. (15.7 × 22 cm)
edition 108 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications addenda 7]

reprinted in the context of the 2015 Venice Biennial as 'temporary press publications', n° 71

cover espp 60
[n° 60]
herman de vries, kant cant
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2009
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
9 f. (15 × 21 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications addenda 8]
[n° 61]
hartmut geerken, - bombus terrestris visited - no. zero minus one
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2009
1 audio CD and 1 score, folded in red cardboard folder (18.6 × 24.8 cm)
edition 108 copies, numbered
[n° 62]
thomas a. clark, the hidden place
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2009
1 fol. (15 × 21 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered
cover espp 63
[n° 63]
herman de vries, searching for the source
camera marion reißner, film editing Merik de Vries
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2011
printed by oeckler, haßfurt/main
1 DVD, colour in white cardboard folder (15 × 21 cm); handwriting verso: "& serendipity"
edition 108 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications addenda 10]
[n° 64]
ulay, power flower - nature paper. a gift exchange
photography Lena Pislak and ulay
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2011
printed Aktiv Druck, Ebelsbach
edition 150 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications addenda 7]

4 photographs and text: "secrets in no secrets" in white carboard folder (21.5 × 16.4 cm). Part of the publication is a short video 'conference of the birds'. start the video on youtube.

[n° 65]
hartmut geerken, signed / not signed
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2011
1 fol. red (21 × 29.8 cm), with page of the koran mounted in a cellophane bag (11.5 × 19 cm) and a text by Hartmut Geerken in white carboard folder (21.4 × 30.5 cm)
edition 108 copies, numbered; signed/not signed by hartmut geerken.
[n° 66]
françois Morellet, stamped
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2011
4 p. (22.5 × 16 cm)
edition 108 copies, numbered
[n° 67]
susanne de vries, alles auf seinem platz
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2012
printed by Aktivdruck, Ebelsbach
6 photographs (10 × 15 cm) in white carboard folder (21.5 × 16.4 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications addenda 11]
[n° 68/69]
carlijn mens, het is daar - dat is het
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2012
printed by Aktivdruck, Ebelsbach
2 images of drawings and 2 DVD's, one titled 'dennelaantje schoorl, juni 2011 - morgen' (40 min) and the second 'dennelaantje schoorl, juni 2011 - middag' (60 min) in white carboard folder (14.8 × 21.5 cm)
edition 108 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications addenda 11]
cover espp 70
[n° 70]
susanne de vries, herman de vries, die wolken / the clouds
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2013
printed by Aktivdruck, Ebelsbach
6 photographs (21 × 16 cm) and 1 poem (21 × 16.5 cm) in white carboard folder (21.5 × 16.6 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered
cover espp 71 (1)
[n° 71 (1)]
herman de vries, looking, smelling, hearing, etc.
the temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] lazaretto vecchio 2015
3 white sheets with text 'all', 'this' and 'here' in white paper folder with 2 photographs verso (16 × 22.5 cm)
edition unknown, not numbered

reprint on the occasion of the 2015 Venice Biennial of the 'the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications' n° 59 published in 2008

cover espp 71 (2)
[n° 71 (2)]
herman de vries, zufall
the eschenau summer press & temporary travelling press publications
[herman de vries publisher] eschenau 2015
1 folded white sheet with letters of word 'zufall' in all possible combinations; in white cardboard folder (15.3 × 21.4 cm)
edition 150, numbered

bibliographic references

cover les livres et les publications

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


availability

Some numbers of the eschenauer summer press publications are still available.
Consult Boekwinkeltjes or
contact contact (at) hermandevries.org