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Edition Patrick Frey (92 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.
 
2017
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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.

2017
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...

2017
English edition
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.

2017
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.

2017
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.

2017
English edition
First artist's book: 25 poetic notes on love written on a memorandum.

2017
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.

2017
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.

2017
English edition
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.

2017
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.

2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Catalogue dedicated to illustrator Stéphan Landry, a key player of the Swiss art scene in the 1990.

2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
185 photographs of everyday objects secretly made by inmates in their cells.

2017
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.

2017
English edition
Photographic account of the two photographers's automobile trip from Switzerland to Mongolia, through the mystical realms of the East.

2017
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).

2017
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.

2017
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.

2017
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.

2017
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.

2017
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.

2017
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.

2016
trilingual edition (English / German / Italian)
Photographic essay featuring pictures of inactive TV sets: a powerful semiotic reflection on the medium and its design.

2016
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Fully Fueled brings together pictures taken from 2012 to 2014 documenting the life of Emiratis through the lense of cars.

2016
English edition
Selected from Bernstein's entire body of work, a compilation of graffiti-inspired charcoal drawings involving male external genital organs.

2016
English edition
Monograph offering a collective literary and poetic rendering of Alan Reid's works.

2016
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.

2016
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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.

2016
English edition
A swan song for Vienna's drinking dens.

2016
English edition
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The enticing story of fashion label Thema Selection and its founders, contemporaries and companions.

2016
English edition
A journey through the visual universe of Fabian Marti, whose mystical photograms celebrate the alteration of consciousness through substances and shapes.

2016
English edition
Nik Emch and Laurent Goei teamed up to form Minimetal back in 1994 and have been making sound-performances ever since. The publication contains 13 hours of their music, videos and 307 photographs—a collection gathered together in this photobook.

2016
English edition
The first monograph dedicated to the chronicler of New York's underground, Still, Looking – Works 1969-2016 explores the interrelation between Sullivan's photographic work and his paintings & drawings. Includes essays by art historian William J. Simmons and critic Linda Yablonsky.

2016
bilingual edition (English / German)
A sequel to Texte, Texte 2 is another pocket-size artist's book presenting a mix bag from Bischof's exuberant collection of headlines, slogans, jokes, junk mail, lyrics, dialogues from movie scenes, aphorisms and a whole lot more—a present-day selection and yet a subjective quintessence of the textual archive he has amassed over the years.

2016
bilingual edition (English / German)
This catalogue / artist's book interconnects disciplines to reflect upon the complex role of scent as a fluid vector of identity, myth and memory, post-evolutionary science, body-synthesis, capitalism, power and branding.

2016
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
To celebrate their 25th anniversary, artists performing at the Café Bad Bonn in Fribourg were asked to put their songs on paper. The results proved as diverse as their musical styles and personalities, including everything from sheet music and lyrics with guitar tabs to photos and drawings (with Arto Lindsay, Will Oldham, Wire, Maja Ratkje, Timber Timbre, Thurston Moore, Herman Dune, Panda Bear, Flaming Lips, Suzanne Vega...).

2016
English edition
The colorful and impertinent hijacking of a luxurious big size Taschen book celebrating Queen Elizabeth's jubilee.

2016
English edition
A photographic portrait of Kampala's bustling nightlife.

2016
bilingual edition (English / Swedish)
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A photographic documentation from a field research on folk athletic contests in male rural Finland in the beginning of the 20th century.

2016
English edition
In 1982 Barbara Davatz photographed 12 young couples from the Zurich scen—lovers, friends or kin. She portrayed them again in 1988, 1997 and 2014, covering more than three decades of human relations, aesthetic and social evolution.

2016
English edition
An artist's book on worldwide monetary iconography.

2015
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Thomas Müllenbach's series Halboriginale (“Semi-originals”), which he worked on from 2005-2013, constitutes an artistic appropriation of art-related documentation found in his mailbox over the years. Each book cover is unique, individually designed by the artist.

2015
English edition
Greetings from Auschwitz is a book based on an unusual collection put together over several years by Polish artist and curator Paweł Szypulski. It shows postcards sent by tourists who visited the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. The oldest postcard dates from 1947—only two years after the liberation of the camp.

2015
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The art of hair salon window-dressing in Switzerland.

2015
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An artist's book presenting an extensive series of grilles from American cars built between 1955 and 1962. A book allowing multiple readings and meanings, in a balance between conceptual rigor and visual sensuality.

2015
English edition
Collected amateur photographs tell with a wistful eye the magical heyday of Motor sports from the sixties until the eighties.

2015
English edition
A project by internationally working documentary photographer Claudio Cambon that tells the story of the last voyage, dismantling, and recycling of an American merchant vessel in Bangladesh in the late 1990's.

2015
French edition
A complete study on Tinguely's Torpedo Institut, an ever-evolving & never-ending iconoclastic exhibition venue shut down after his death – and against his will. Gathering the Swiss artist's latest works, and those of his closest friends (Niki de Saint Phalle, Daniel Spoerri, Ben...), this “total anti-museum” is now reassigned to its rightful place among Tinguely's oeuvre in the form of this exceptional publication.

2015
English edition
America's decoration frenzy: graveyard cemeteries, ghosts, guillotines, skeletons in coffins, dismembered body parts, giant spiders... Halloween horror-themed scenes shot at daylight (artist's book).

2015
English edition
In 69 / 96, Fredi Fischli, Niels Olsen and Bob Nickas enter an inter-generational dialog about exhibitions that is both personal and art historical, presenting works from 1969 and 1996 (catalogue).

2015
English edition
A series of photographs which dismantles stereotypes by documenting the actual realities of everyday life in Africa.

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