Friday, October 16, 2009

Cologne - a feast of books

Currently on the featured publisher is Walther König. They have this to say. "One of the most respected art book publishers in the world, Walther König is also the proprietor of Germany's leading art bookstores, notably the flagship shop in Cologne. Key historical publications include Wolfgang Tillmans: Manual and the ongoing Hans Ulrich Obrist Conversation Series, while many of the imprint's most seminal books, which originated with König, have been co-published in America by D.A.P. These include Gerhard Richter: Atlas, Gerhard Richter: Writings, Raymond Pettibon: The Books, Donald Judd: The Early Works, 1956-1968 and How You Look at It".
Other published authors include, Christian Boltanski, Richard Prince, Hans Peter Feldmann, Boris Mikhailov, Jonas Mekas, Candida Hofer, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, to name just a few.

Of course Europe's best photography book shop is right across the street from Walther König. at Number 4, Albertusstr. Markus Schaden's shop is an Alladins Cave for the photobook collector. And if you can't make it to Cologne you can always shop on line -
And there is the option of visiting at PARIS PHOTO, November 19 - 22nd.

Here is a photograph I made of König and one he made of me for my book I LOOK AT YOU, YOU LOOK AT ME.

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