books and publications

1970

1970-02-00-0090

change. an essay
ed. by the author : arnhem 1970
(12 × 12 cm)
edition 33
[les livres et les publications 11]


texts and contributions

'freie chance', in flyer for exhibition in galerie m, Bochum (ill.).

[no title], in publication Exempla / Documents of Concrete and Visual Poetry = Documenti di poesia concreta e visuale / edited by Maurizio Nannucci (Exempla Edizioni : Firenze 1970) and in a different format in the catalogue Per una collocazione della poesia concreta e visuale (Galleria Peccolo : Livorno 1973).

'vrije kansen', in Bonies, Dekkers, De Vries ; Plus-Kern exhibitions October 27-December 5 in co-operation with Galerie Swart, Amsterdam. Plusnieuws 9 (Plus-Kern : Gent 1970) [6-7]. Reprinted in exhibition catalogue Herman de Vries : collages, tekeningen (Utrechtse Kring : Utrecht 1971) 1-2.

1971

1971-12-00-1940

[ [v71-194s] random structured semiotic fields]
ed. by the author : mahé 1971
20 p. (19.5 × 18.3 cm)
edition 150 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications 12]

1971-00-00-1000

vlakvolumen
collection "20 x 20", nr. 14
edizioni amodulo : villanuova sul clisi 1971
16 p. (20 × 20 cm)
edition 1000 copies (100 with collage and numbered)
[les livres et les publications 13]

also published in il libro 1968-71 / texts by sarenco & de vree (edizioni amodulo : villanuova sul clisi 1972).

no image available

[v71-124] chance for change
multi-art press : antwerpen 1971
32 p. (30 × 30 cm)
edition 125, numbered and signed
[les livres et les publications 14]


texts and contributions

[no title], in exhibition catalogue Sammlung Cremer (Heidelberger Kunstverein : Heidelberg 1971) 182-184. The first part of the text ein biogra[p]hie ... was published in futura n° 23 (Edition Hansjörg Mayer : Stuttgart 1967).

'"integratie-anticipatie"'. Fragments from a lecture for the Plus-Meeting, Museum van schone kunsten Gent, 12.4.67, in Plus-Nieuws n° 9 (Ghent 1971) [5-6 and 8].

[no title], in flyer for exhibition 'herman de vries' (Galerie Ursula Lichter : Frankfurt am Main 1971).

1972

1972-03-11-026a

semantic chance semantic change - change of semantics semantics of change chance of semantics semantics of chance [V72-26]
for the artist: eschenau 1972
12 p. + title page (44 × 44 cm)
edition 1 copy
[les livres et les publications 15]

1972-00-00-0900

relativ leere blätter [= relative empty sheets]
editions le cadre, helmut dudé : olten 1972
portfolio containing V71-62 a-f (blätter) + V71-67 (object) (35 × 45 cm)
edition 35, numbered and signed
[les livres et les publications 16]

cover random objectivations, 1972

random objectivations
collection autori, 1
edizioni amodulo : villanuova sul clisi 1972
222 p. (24 × 27 cm)
edition 1000 copies
[les livres et les publications 17]

cover on language, 1972

- on language - logical sentences, semantic structure fields, open semantic fields, semantic perspectiv[e]s, semantic sign, argumentstellen, semiotic structure fields, samples, tautologies, e.o.
subverse 8. tijdschrift voor een nieuwe powezie / ed. by hans clavin
ijmuiden, augustus 1972
46 p. (29.7 × 21 cm)
edition 600 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications 18]


texts and contributions

'[non voglio essere incassellato fra i costruttivisti ...]', in exhibition catalogue Programmi sistematici. Schriftenreihe Mostra/Galleria Milano 74 (Galleria Milano : Milano, 1972) [4].

'eine offene sprache für eine offene philosophie', written on April 23, 1972 and published in '- on language -', special edition of subverse 8. tijdschrift voor een nieuwe powezie (ijmuiden, augustus 1972) 2. Reprinted with addtional translations in English and Dutch in herman de vries. vijf manifesten over taal - en een gedicht = fünf manifeste über sprache - und ein gedicht ... (artists press : bern 1975) [also available as recorded text].

'geturfd vel / scored paper', in AH (tijdschrift voor verbaal-plasticisme / review for verbal-plasticism) n° 9 'kinesic poetry' (Utrecht 1972). This issue consists of a collection of loose leaves in a cover. The contribution of herman de vries is a reproduction of a drawing, signed 'her 1961'.

'random objectivation', in revue integration. review for a new conception in art and culture / revue voor een nieuwe konseptie ... n° 13/14 (eschenau 1972) [578-579].

'random-dot-multiplicator-graphics v72/21-23', in revue integration. review for a new conception in art and culture / revue voor een nieuwe konseptie ... n° 13/14 (eschenau 1972) [599-606].

'semanties perpspektief', in revue integration. review for a new conception in art and culture / revue voor een nieuwe konseptie ... n° 13/14 (eschenau 1972) [657].

1973

cover chance fields, 1973

chance-fields, an essay on the topology of randomness = chance-felder, ein essay über die topologie des zufalls / [postface by wolf wezel]
edition e : dinkelscherben 1973
70 p. (23.7 × 24 cm)
edition 1000 (50 signed; 10 signed and an added)
[les livres et les publications 19]

1973-00-00-1000s

look out of any window : chance & change situations
[text by herman de vries]
iac edition 35
international artist's cooperation (ed. Klaus Groh) : friedrichsfehn 1973 [reprinted in 2004]
16 p. (10.5 × 7.5 cm)
edition 80 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications 20]


texts and contributions

statement (my poetry is the world)', written in 1972 and published in exhibition catalogue Kijkijk 73. Expositie van Nederlandse visuele poezie (Galerie De Vaart : Hilversum 1973) [also available as recorded text].

'look out of any window', in look out of any window : chance & change situations. iac edition 35 (international artist's cooperation (ed. Klaus Groh) : friedrichsfehn 1973). The text is partly by the Grateful Dead. Reprinted in to be (Stuttgart 1995) 87.

[letter] 'eschenau 10.9.72', in exhibition catalogue Sammlung Cremer. Europäische Avantgarde 1950 bis 1970 (Kunsthalle Tübingen : Tübingen 1973) 201.

1974

cover wittgenstein papers I, 1974

the wittgenstein papers I & II
verlag artists press : bern 1974
16 p. (15 × 15 cm)
edition 25 copies, numbered
[les livres et les publications 21]

1974-00-00-1120

gesammelte matritzendrucke 1964-1972
verlag artists press : bern 1974
40 p. (29.7 × 21 cm)
edition 100 copies, numbered and signed
[les livres et les publications 22]

1974-01-00-0120

chance & change situations [V74-12]
ed. by the author : eschenau 1974
11 pl. (22 × 30.9 cm)
edition 5 copies, numbered and signed
[les livres et les publications 23]

1974-00-00-0810

to be
verlag artists press : bern 1974
printed on rice paper at the sangram press, kathmandu
1 postcard (10 × 14.6 cm)
edition 200 copies
[les livres et les publications 24]

no image available

random spectral movements
galerie swart : amsterdam 1974
9 fol. (20 × 20 cm)
edition 7 copies, numbered and signed
[les livres et les publications 25]

noise
temporary travelling press publications 1
[les livres et les publications 26]

to be all ways to be
temporary travelling press publications 2
[les livres et les publications 27]


texts and contributions

'[in de trein van arnhem naar frankfurt ...]', in journal of the exhibition herman de vries. toevallige lijn- en punt raster strukturen / random line- and dot grid structures (Galerie Swart : Amsterdam 1974) 2 (ill.). Reprinted in exhibition catalogue De volle maan 22 - Engelse en Nederlandse rationele tekeningen (De volle maan : Utrecht 1976) [46] and in herman de vries. toevalstekeningen = random objectivations (Kröller Müller Museum : Otterlo 2015) 7; the German translation 'im zug von arnheim nach frankfurt ...]' is published in Nothpforten-Str. Zeitschrift für zeitgenössische Kunst (1974) 2.3.4. and in to be (Stuttgart 1995) 72-73, the English in herman de vries. toevalstekeningen = random objectivations (Kröller Müller Museum : Otterlo 2015) 7 and a Spanish translation in herman de vries. chance &change / Kristine Guzmán (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León : Léon 2017) 91.

'eschenau 10.4.74', in exhibition catalogue Informele kunst (Kunsthistorisch Instituut : Amsterdam 1974) 20-21.

'manzoni', in exhibition catalogue Piero Manzoni (Studio Brescia : Brescia 1974) 2. Reprinted in to be : texte - textarbeiten - textbilder (Stuttgart 1995) 90.

1975

1975-00-00-071a

niggenkopf - serie
verlag artists press : bern 1975
9 pl. (21 × 26 cm)
edition 25 copies, numbered and signed
[les livres et les publications 28]

cover five poems, 1975

vijf manifesten over taal – en een gedicht = fünf manifeste über sprache – und ein gedicht = five language manifests – and a poem
verlag artists press : bern 1975
30 p. (29,7 × 21 cm)
edition 185 copies, numbered + special edition, numbered I-XV
[les livres et les publications 29a and 29b ]

cover asiatische und eschenauer texte, 1975 - photo Lydia Megert Editions/Bern

asiatische & eschenauer texte
verlag artists press : bern 1975
16 fol. (65 × 45 × 0.7 cm)
edition 50 copies, some pages signed, numbered and dated
cardboard portfolio with 16 separate pages in different sizes and 1 page with table of contents; printed texts, handwritten texts, collages of leaves, paint over newspapers, a serie of colour photographs, etc.
[les livres et les publications 30]

cover random shapes, 1975

"random shapes" v72–64, a-j
stedelijk museum : amsterdam 1975
1 fol. (folded) and an envelop containing 10 paper rectangles of different sizes (27 × 19.5 cm)
edition unknown
[les livres et les publications 31]

square grid complexities, 1974-1975

square grid complexities
edition média : neuchâtel 1975
1 + 5 pl. (69 × 69 cm)
edition 60 copies, numbered and signed
[les livres et les publications 32]

no image available

chance & change - documents comparative communication I-II
s.g. productions : frankfurt am main 1975
varying formats
edition 1 copy
[les livres et les publications 33]

eschenauer blätter, 1975 - photo Lydia Megert Editions/Bern

eschenauer blätter
s.g. productions : frankfurt am main 1975
4 cardboards sheets (60 × 75 cm)
edition 5 copies, signed and numbered
cover page handwritten by the artist and 3 cardboards with original collages of leaves (beech and plum tree) each with a title in dutch ('about the topography of random' - 'poem' - 'a half an hour under my plum tree'); collected and pressed by herman de vries
[les livres et les publications 34]

about the flood, 1975

about the flood I-II-III
ed. by the author : vientianne 1975
1 postcard (9 × 14.6 cm)
edition 5 copies
[les livres et les publications 35]


texts and contributions

'een vruchtbare wandeling = eine fruchtbare wanderung', in herman de vries, asiatische & eschenauer texte (artists press : bern 1975). Reprinted in to be : texte - textarbeiten - textbilder (Stuttgart 1995) 80 [also available as recorded text].

'die entscheidungen des dichters herman de vries', in Anthology visuele poëzie : 133 dichters uit 25 landen. Visual poetry anthology : 133 poets from 25 countries / samengesteld door G.J. de Rook (Bert Bakker : Den Haag 1975) 210-212.

'was der zufall ist, das weiss ich nicht', in foldout 3 Konzepte aus Holland : Dekkers, Hilgemann, de vries (Galerie Seebacher : Bludenz-Nüziders 1975).

'eschenau 10.9.74', in catalogue Symposium Gorinchem 1974 (Kunstcentrum Badhuis : Gorinchem 1975) 67.

'the courtyard : standpoint space', in Museumjournaal 50, n° 1 (1975) 16-17.

'a random sample of my visual chances in pokhara, 28.11.1974', in Museumjournaal 50, n° 1 (1975) 18-19.

'this is poetry', text on 3 pages fron Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-philosophicus 6.54, written March 31, 1975 and published in herman de vries. vijf manifesten over taal – en een gedicht (verlag artists press : Bern 1975).

'nachwort = postscript', published in herman de vries. vijf manifesten over taal – en een gedicht (verlag artists press : Bern 1975).

'the wittgenstein papers - fragmentarische argumente von herman de vries', in Transit : taal beeld taal n° 1 (Stichting Brummense Uitgeverij : Beuningen 1975) 24-28. Reprinted in exhibition catalogue herman de vries. werken 1954-1980 (Groninger Museum : Groningen 1980) 178-182 and in article Urs and Rös Graf, 'The Wittgenstein-Papers van Herman de Vries', in Museumjournaal. Tweemaandelijkse publikatie voor moderne kunst van 30 Nederlandse musea en kulturele centra 25, Nr. 6 (1980) 238-240 (ill.).

1976

catalogue incomplete, 1976 - photo Johan Deumens Gallery/Amsterdam

catalogue incomplète d’exposition complète de luang-prabang
a random sample of my visual chances, 18-1-1975
1st edition:
verlag artists press : bern 1976
36 pl. (14.7 × 21 cm)
edition 25 copies, numbered (only 8 realised)
[les livres et les publications 36]

2nd edition:
edition lydia megert : bern 1992
36 pl. (14.7 × 21 cm)
edition 25 copies, numbered 26-50

anzeiger with 'my poetry is the world', 1976 - photo Lydia Megert Editions/Bern

meine poesie ist die welt
galerie lydia megert : bern 1976
advertisement in the Anzeiger für die Stadt Bern n° 106, Friday 7th May 1976, p. II / 19
advertisement 11.5 × 11.3 cm; journal 49.5 × 33 cm
edition 77641 copies, 33 numbered and signed
[les livres et les publications 37]

some aerly change prjects, 1976 - photo Lydia Megert Editions/Bern

some early change projects = einige frühe änderungs projekte 1963-1967
edition lydia megert : bern 1976
7 series with a total of 34 white collages (23 × 18 cm)
edition 33 copies, numbered and signed + 4
[les livres et les publications 38]

1 dm² uit "16 dm²" – een essay, 1976

1 dm² uit "16 dm²" – een essay
magazijn publikatie n° 1 septembre 1976
[galerie magazijn] : groningen 1976
31 fol. (29.7 × 21 cm)
edition 40 copies, numbered and signed + 10, numbered i-x
[les livres et les publications 39]

Ο
the eschenau summer press publications 5
[les livres et les publications 40]


texts and contributions

'- a line -', in the English edition of Museumjournaal n° 6 (1976) 239.

'two different chance &change situations, following simular chance-channels and situated on similar but locally different chance fields. v73-250/251', in the English edition of Museumjournaal n° 6 (1976) 248-249. Reprinted in catalogue Copier/Recopier. Anthologie photographique (Galerie & Edition Gaëtan : Carouge 1977).

'a random sample of my visual chances in luang prabang (laos) at 18.1.1975', in the English edition of Museumjournaal n° 6 (1976) 250-251.

[stamps], in Stempelkunst = Stamp Art / samengesteld door = edited by G.J. de Rook. 2de druk = 2nd edition (exp/press : Utrecht [1976]) unpaged [contribution of herman de vries on the last page].

'translations - an essay on language and reality by herman de vries', in Transit 3. Translation transformation (Stichting Brummense Uitgeverij van Luxe Werkjes : Beuningen 1976) 29-33 (ill.).

'"winiarski, games" [inleiding bij de tentoonstelling in kunstcentrum badhuis 24.4.1976]', in De Lingestreek 28 April 1976; reprinted in exhibition catalogue herman de vries. werken 1954-1980 (Groninger Museum : Groningen 1980) 187 and translated in German in to be : texte - textarbeiten - textbilder (Stuttgart 1995) 95-97.

1977

no image available

collected august 1977
verlag artists press : bern 1977
8 pl. + 1 p. (55.7 × 37.5 × 4.6 cm)
edition 11 copies, numbered and signed
[les livres et les publications 41]

no image available

[no-name or no name]
verlag artists press : bern 1977
1 pl. (51 × 33 cm)
plant specimen on paper, printed text, cardboard cover
edition 50 copies, numbered, signed
[les livres et les publications 42]

am 27 oktober 1977 im glasgraben gesammelte blätter

am 27 oktober 1977 im glasgraben gesammelte blätter
edition lydia megert : bern 1977
4 pl. (40 × 60 cm)
edition 17 copies, numbered, signed and dated in pencil
portfolio containing four collages of leaves ('leaves collected on 27 of october in the glasgraben')
[les livres et les publications 43]

october, february, june
the eschenau summer press publications 8
[les livres et les publications 44]

the dust of some roads & a leaf from a tree
the eschenau summer press publications 9
[les livres et les publications 45]

LP water, 1977

water. the music of sound 1
Artists Press Bern, 1977
LP (33⅓)
edition 100 copies, numbered and signed
[les livres et les publications 46]


texts and contributions

[no title], in Weerberichten (Poëziehuis : Duiven 1977).

[no title], in 7 x '77 - zeven sistematici voor 1977 (Editie Multi Art Points : Amsterdam 1977).

[no title], in Kunst per post - Mail Art (Gerrit Jan de Rook : Utrecht 1977) 16,[22].

[no title], text by herman de vries on label for edition 'no-name or no name' (edition artists press : Bern 1977).

1978

1978-03-00-080a

research series XXVI
Éditions Média : Neuchâtel 1978
9 screenprints, 6 in black and white and 3 in colour & 1 front page and 2 pages with a text by herman de vries, in a white envelope (24 × 24 cm)
edition 50 copies, numbered and signed on the back
[les livres et les publications 47]

no image available

[fernbook] collected: vallée du doubs, jura. 29 10 1978
ed. by the author : eschenau 1978
16 sheets (61 × 30 × 4.4 cm)
edition 1 copy
[les livres et les publications 48]

no image available

postal messages
[les livres et les publications 49]


texts and contributions

[research series XXVI], introduction to the print series 'research series XXVI', published by Éditions Média : Neuchâtel 1978

'this communication is actually no communication, therefore we call it communication', in B n° 10 (Schönholzerswilen 1978) 16-17.

'"bilder als bilder" 1971-1972', in exhibition catalogue Poesia e prosa delle avanguardie. Esperienze di una rivista: Lotta Poetica 1971-1975 ; comune di Verona, Museo di Castelvecchio, 20 febbraio - 20 marzo 78. Factotumboek 1 (edizioni factotum art : Calaone-Baone 1978) (ill.).

[no title], in exhibition catalogue Woran merken Sie, daß Sie in der Bundesrepublik in einer Demokratie leben? / Michael Fehr, Bernhard Sandfort (Museum Bochum : Bochum 1978) [38].

[no title], in Reaktion n° 4 (Verlag Leaman : Düsseldorf 1978) 4 fol. [4 dried leaves].

1979

"16 dm²" – een essay
edition lydia megert : bern 1979
493 pages (29.7 × 21 × 6,5 cm)
edition 50 copies, signed and numbered
title and imprint handwritten by herman de vries; 2 pages with original colour photographs, 473 pages of photocopies, 1 map in heliography
[les livres et les publications 50]

collected in time - I & II, 1979 - photo Lydia Megert Editions/Bern

collected in time - I & II
published by herman de vries : eschenau 1979
4 + 4 fol. (56 × 22.3 cm)
edition 4 copies, numbered, signed and dated
2 gray cardboard envelopes with a little label, each with 4 sheets with original collages of plants, one with a set of ferns, one with a set of hors tails; in cardboard slip case
[les livres et les publications 51]

no image available

ferns collected between sangha chölling and pemaiantse 19.2.1979
ed. by the artist : eschenau 1979
44 p. (60 × 46.5 cm)
edition 1 copy
[les livres et les publications 52]

het effekt van de hagelstorm van einde juli op onze appelboom

"16 dm² – een essay" / "het effekt van de hagelstorm van einde juli op onze appelboom. collected 11 8 1978, eschenau"
De Vleeshal : Middelburg 1979
42 p. (21 × 14.7 cm)
edition unknown
[les livres et les publications 53]


texts and contributions

'life moments, kathmandu', in Mèla postcard book. A collection of artists' postcards = Una raccolta di cartoline d'artista / edited by Maurizio. First publication in a series of special editions published between each issue of the magazine Mèla, edited by Biancoenero Edizioni d'Arte, Florence 1979.

'16 dm²', in folder herman de vries - 16 dm² (Edition Lydia Megert : Bern 1979).

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

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