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Edition Patrick Frey (112 titles)
 

Zurich
Active since 1986, Edition Patrick Frey focuses on unique projects and produces books in small print runs. The purpose of Edition Patrick Frey is to provide particularly young artists, mainly Swiss but also international, an opportunity and a platform with a first publication, but EPF has also been engaged in long-term collaborations with several artists such as Walter Pfeiffer, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, and Andreas Züst. With an output of up to 20 books per year, the publisher focuses mainly on photography, art and projects dealing with everyday and popular culture.
 
bilingual edition (English / Spanish)
forthcoming
José de Jesús “Chucho” León Hernández is a part of Mexico City's nightlife. For over twenty years he has been photographing the city's vibrant music scene, the carryings-on at underground venues and gay clubs, the newcomers and leavers, rising stars and departing legends.

English edition
forthcoming
An architectural exploration of haunted locations in Singapore.

sans texte
forthcoming
A book of portraits with a difference, culled from a 2002–2018 photo archive of porn actors who resemble or actually even portray celebrities and public figures. Polish artist Piotr Uklański draws on a stock of hard and soft copies of “dirty” glossy men's magazines like Hustler and Loaded—as well as a plethora of meme culture material dumped on websites and blogs.

English edition
Focusing on a lesser known aspect of Walter Pfeiffer's practice, this monograph explores the Swiss photographer's graphic works throughout the decades: large-scale hyper-realistic pencil drawings, drawings in China ink, colored pencils and watercolors, characterized by a joyful sensuality that emanates from his portraits of friends and his floral still lifes.

German edition
This publication features a series of 152 paper dolls by artist Klaudia Schifferle, also co-founder of cult punk band Kleenex / Liliput. These collages, created with magazine cutouts collaged on A4 paper, embody a certain vision of modern life, identified by consumerism and commodity fetishism.

German edition
This publication presents an overview of the Zurich photographer's work as well as a very personal record of the Swiss and European arts scene of the past sixty years. Edited by Barbara Stauss, it's also a daughter's tribute to her father on his 80th birthday.

English edition
Summary by Swiss artist Manuel Burgener is a companion piece to his 2018 Manor Prize show at the Kunsthaus Pasquart in Biel, Switzerland. The idea behind this artist's book is to undertake a fundamental examination of the purpose of an exhibition catalogue. It asks whether an artwork, especially a sculpture, can be documented at all in the form of a readable depiction.

English edition
Monograph by artist Athene Galiciadis gathering unpublished artworks, specially created for this publication: inspired by Emma Kunz, Swiss artist and healer, whose work draws on geometric abstraction, Galiciadis produced a series of drawings—figures, spirals, patterns and vases—printed on graph paper, accompanied by photographic documentation.

English edition
Photographer Olivier Degorce brings together a series of fridge photographs shot from 1993 to 2017: Beyond the obsessive nature of the project lies the sheer diversity of individual eating habits in the form of contemporary still lifes.

English edition
Wheels gives a special overview of Olivier Mosset's career through the prism of his fascination for motorcycle and motor vehicles and their influence on his artistic practice.

English edition
Luciano Rigolini gives a minimalist reinterpretation of photo shoots produced by NASA astronauts during the lunar landing missions Apollo 15 and Apollo 16.

bilingual edition (English / German)
This publication gathers a series of snapshots of domestic and exotic animals, mostly taken at night by automatically triggered “camera traps”.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Through photographic documentation and essay, Altar documents the widespread human urge to elevate secular things to the status of “ritual objects” and combine them to form private altars. Whether they're dust catchers, knickknacks, souvenirs, found objects, meaningful artworks or earnestly and deeply revered objects, they all tell a peculiar story—not in words, but in things—about whoever built the altar.

German edition
This anthology dedicated to spoken-word pioneer Jurczok 1001 compiles a wide selection of typed scripts, ranging from his early raps to pieces inspired by concrete poetry. The volume features a text by writer and performance artist Melinda Nadj Abonji.

English edition (texts in English, German, Latin)
This publication features a series of lithographs which captured impressions of wild animals. This technique was developed by artist Michael Günzburger to explore with directness and immediacy the physical energy of bestiality. The series is accompanied by a text by writer Lukas Bärfuss which takes the reader on an expedition up through northern woods all the way to the frozen wilderness of an island in the North Sea.

German edition
brings back to life the forgotten art of window-dressing, through an artistic and intimate portrtait of window-dresser Bob Steffen.

English edition
temporarily out of stock
The first publication dedicated to the work of fashion illustrator and artist Kelly Beeman. Drawing her inspiration from lookbooks and catwalk shots, Kelly Beeman creates paintings that plunges the viewer into a fantasy world of rare delicacy, tinted with subtle references to interior design, architecture, music and literature.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Some four thousand Polaroids depicting nearly fifteen years in the life of artist and former director of the Lausanne art school, ECAL. This photographic diary offers an intimate and erotic portrait of Keller, from its time in 1970s New York to trips to South America and Europe. With texts by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Stéphanie Moisdon.

texts in English and Italian
First English edition of a colossal volume on Pasolini's cinematographic oeuvre, first published in the 1980s in Italy: 2.000 film stills ranged under the categories of “bodies” and “places”, with analysis and a compilation of texts by Pasolini. A Pasolinian publication in terms of both content and form, as well as an indispensable tool for research. The book contains also the original text in Italian.

English edition
An extraordinary publication gathering a selection of stock images and original photographs drawn from the myriad ads for drug sales on the dark web designed to catch the consumer's eye. These photographs are invisible under normal light: printed in invisible ink, they can only be viewed under ultraviolet light (the publication includes a mini flashlight).

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Mark Thomas Gibson questions the long-lost quest for utopia in the USA through a narrative that brings together the high and low visual languages of painting and comics.

English edition
Appetite for the Magnificent is a photographic and essayistic exploration of the history and present-day world of the aquarium. The contribution by David and Tania Willen tackles the aesthetic dimension of Swiss present-day aquariums, while Jörg Scheller's essay on naturalist Philip Henry Gosse retraces the evolution of the aquarium at the interface between art, science and religion...

English edition
temporarily out of stock
This artist's book presents a recent series of works by Emil Michael Klein. These large-scale oil paintings on canvas, executed from 2013 to 2016, are transformed here by the medium, format and reduced size of the printed book. Designer Teo Schifferli has brought together the artist's own selection of 30 high-quality art prints of his paintings, including different takes and angles on those canvases, as well as other stand-alone works by Klein.

English edition
For two years, Laurence Rasti photographed Iranian homosexual refugees who transit through the city of Denizli in Turkey, waiting to join a host country where to live their sexuality freely. The resulting photographic series explores the sensitive concepts of identity and gender, while juxtaposing the gravity of the situation with lighter and hopeful moments.

English edition
For three years Rico Scagliola and Michael Meier have been taking candid photographs of people from all walks of life and of every age in public and semi-public urban spaces: on streets and city squares, in cafés and bars, train stations and airports, stores and shopping centers. Combined with genuine words taken from the internet or heard in the street, this photographic series is a comédie humaine of the present day and age.

English edition
First artist's book: 25 poetic notes on love written on a memorandum.

English edition
What would a current-day demon look like? The Swiss artist playfully rehabilitates these evil figures in 170 minimalist portraits—rendering them as an ideal type of the postmodern, at once terrifying and comical.

English edition
Perfect Cherry Blossom presents the first and long-awaited collaboration between British artist Oliver Payne and Japanese pop artist Keiichi Tanaami. For this new series, Payne has reworked original drawings by Tanaami, adding stickers featuring motifs from Japanese “bullet hell” video games.

English edition
last available copies!
This artist's book compiles true propaganda photographs of the Third Reich with stills from actors playing Nazis in Hollywood movies: a radical commentary on our alarming present condition, in which the lines between populist and fascistic politics are increasingly blurring.

bilingual edition (English / German)
First monograph dedicated to the long forgotten German artist Josef Maria Schröder. Starting as a painter during the interwar period, Schröder then developed a ballpoint pen technique with which he produced intensely luminous abstract compositions and portraits of a surrealist/constructivist cast. These late works are featured in this volume, which includes original documents from the artist's estate.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Catalogue dedicated to illustrator Stéphan Landry, a key player of the Swiss art scene in the 1990.

bilingual edition (English / French)
185 photographs of everyday objects secretly made by inmates in their cells.

English edition
This large-format artist's book (40 x 40 cm open) brings together graphic works by Claudia Comte. Mathematically structured like a Cartesian coordinate system, the publication folds and unfolds so that it can be read in four different ways. The book becomes a geometric play space in which to discover the many facets of Comte's visual identity.

English edition
Photographic account of the two photographers's automobile trip from Switzerland to Mongolia, through the mystical realms of the East.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Photographic series dedicated to pareidolia—the phenomenon of perceiving non-existing things in inanimate objects, such as human faces or animal heads in rocks (artist's book).

German edition
This book presents a wide range of artistic working processes that Peter Radelfinger developed and implemented together with students in various disciplines during the many years he taught at Zurich University of the Arts: several series of elementary (to begin with, drawing and performing) exercises, strategies and techniques of working with images, researching, artistic actions and complex artistic projects.

English edition
Catalogue documenting a project that entertwines Georg Keller artistic one-man enterprise with Switzerland's biggest department store chain Manor. Interviews with employees at various levels of the corporate hierarchy form the first thread of the narrative. The second delves into the artist's creative work.

bilingual edition (English / German)
In 1981, photographer Eric Bachmann and journalist Christian Kämmerling made a report on the Casa Verdi, a retirement home for musicians and opera singers founded in Milan by the Italian composer. This volume includes Kämmerling's text, Bachmann's photographic archives, and detailed biographies of the retired musicians who lived at the venerable institution.

bilingual edition (English / German)
A photographic series focusing on the waterfalls near Mount Bachtel in Switzerland. Willing to capture the mystical essence of these falls in the twilight, Barbara Heé provides enchanting images with fairy-like accents.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Black & white photographic diary between London and Switzerland during the year 1972, just before Iwan Schumacher devoted himself entirely to filmmaking.

French edition
Photographic inventory of the rural landscapes of Switzerland and France, combining original photographs and found pictures customized by the artist. An ethnological and sociological approach which culminates in a poetry of the ordinary.

trilingual edition (English / German / Italian)
Photographic essay featuring pictures of inactive TV sets: a powerful semiotic reflection on the medium and its design.

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Fully Fueled brings together pictures taken from 2012 to 2014 documenting the life of Emiratis through the lense of cars.

English edition
Selected from Bernstein's entire body of work, a compilation of graffiti-inspired charcoal drawings involving male external genital organs.

English edition
Monograph offering a collective literary and poetic rendering of Alan Reid's works.

bilingual edition (English / German)
A fragmentary reference volume that explores the chronology of architecture-relevant legislation, focusing on Zurich, but looking at controversial legislation across Switzerland.

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Andreas Tschersich's photographic portraits of peripheral areas around the globe capture the uniformity of these transitional spaces that form the hidden face of urbanity.

English edition
A swan song for Vienna's drinking dens.

English edition
The enticing story of fashion label Thema Selection and its founders, contemporaries and companions.

English edition
A journey through the visual universe of Fabian Marti, whose mystical photograms celebrate the alteration of consciousness through substances and shapes.

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