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Edition Patrick Frey (80 titles)
 

Zurich
Starting in 1986, Edition Patrick Frey has published more than 150 books until today. Collaborating closely with mainly Swiss but also international artists, the publishing house focuses on unique projects and produces books in small print runs. The purpose of Edition Patrick Frey is to provide particularly young artists 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 15 books per year, the publisher focuses mainly on photography, art and projects dealing with everyday and popular culture.
 
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)
temporarily out of stock
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
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)
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
no text
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.

2015
English edition
A celebration of nearly a quarter century collaboration between the family-run, specialty fashion store Weinberg and the design and architect duo of Trix + Robert Haussmann.

2015
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Albert Oehlen's collages (artist's book): a spatial and temporal journey into the tradition of artistic representations of domestic interiors, from the great names of art history to the artist's own works.

2015
German edition
temporarily out of stock
Artist's book.

2015
English edition
A photo series influenced by the Free Cinema captures the Beat spirit in Switzerland during the Sixties.

2015
English edition
During a period of three years, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs traveled several months through the United States, working “on the road” on The Great Unreal, a photographic work dealing with reality and the fabrication of reality.

2015
bilingual edition (English / German)
A visual history of rock music and its subcultures in Switzerland in the last 50 years.

2015
no text
Artist's book.

2015
German edition
Catalogue.

2015
English edition (text in German)
An exclusive publication of an important body of work by the late, internationally acclaimed Swiss artist David Weiss (1946-2012): Die Wandlungen (“The Metamorphoses”) for the first time reproduces all 82 series of graphic metamorphoses dating from 1975 to 1979 in Marrakesh, Carona (Switzerland), and Zurich.

2015
English edition (text in German / Italian)
Artist's book.

2015
English edition
The legendary fight between Muhammad Ali and Jürgen Blin in Zurich, covered by the photographer Eric Bachmann.

2015
English edition
Artist's book.

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