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.
Photographer Mihai Barabancea portrays the underworld of post-Soviet Romania
and Moldova: a set of subjects and scenes revealing the crude reality of the
streets, zeroing in on moments of ruthless rawness and keen
First monograph dedicated to Pierre Leguillon's Museum of Mistakes: a
traveling exhibition gathering a collection of mass culture artifacts and
craft objects, questioning with humor and subversivity the mechanisms of
today's visual culture.
A series of photographs of the Rhône Glacier in Switzerland, taken between the summers of 2014 and 2017. Each year during this season, the authorities cover the glacier with blankets to fight melting ice.
A very special overview of the work of a new media art pioneer: snapshots from all over the world, paintings, collages, graphic and ornamental works, and various artifacts from the artist's collections, which include everything from old magazines to fabric patterns.
Feathers presents a collection of notes written by the Swiss
artist during the conception of an aborted documentary in 2005. Taking the
shape of a diary, it offers a unique gateway into Manon's daily life,
interweaving memories and reflections on her artistic practice.
This publication brings together the source material that has informed
Marclay's visual practice over the past few years. It gathers nearly 300
black & white xeroxes of found image collages
compiled with the help of graphic designer Laurent
From 1970s to his death in 2000, scientist, artist and art collector Andreas
Züst spent time in Greenland, photographing ice in its most diverse forms.
This publication gathers a selection from this extensive collection,
alongside contextual essays.
This artist's book by the American artist, musician (Destroy All
Monsters), writer and bookseller intertwines Polaroids of 1970s
Detroit with photographs of painterly collages made of TV stills and print
ephemera combining Christian iconography, Classical Hollywood cinema, pop
and b-movie culture.
First monograph by Charlie Engman, the rising star of fashion
photography: a vast series of pictures (500 images) of his mother, made over the
course of more than a decade. With texts by Rachel Cusk and Miranda July.
A collection of illustrated short stories about Elham, a little
Iranian girl exiled in Germany, and her difficulties to fit in this new
environment. A poetic work on exile,
friendship, courage and open-mindedness, inspired by the childhood
of author and illustrator, Shirin Azari.
Combining archive material with a wide selection of photographs of
body paintings produced by the duo in the 1970-1980s, this publication
retraces the evolution of gender identities and the treatment of the
female body in visual culture from the 1950s to the present.
Another pictureless, pocket-size book by Beni Bischof in his series. It is Bischof's personal presentation of his rich collection of catchy headlines and slogans, absurd comments and off-the-wall remarks. His text archives are a trove of inspiration for his pictures and titles.
This publication brings together a selection of family photos
taken between the 1930s and 1950s by amateur photographer Anne-Marie von
Wolff. A fascinating, powerful work, brought to light by her
great-grandniece, artist Mimi von Moos.
A collection of photographs of children
who grew up to become famous in a variety of fields, from literature to
arts, sports, politics, and even crime. A photographic “Guess Who” of the
20th century in the making.
Zurich-based photographers Peter Gaechter and Bettina Clahsen document hairstyles from Switzerland's upscale salons, tracing hairstyle trends from the 1970s to the 1990s. The book collects their photographs along with texts by Bettina Clahsen and Swiss art historian and journalist Joerg Scheller.