Dieter Roth Books + Multiples: Catalogue Raisonne
Dieter Roth was a multifaceted artist, as Volume 3 in the series of books featuring works from the Dieter Roth Foundation makes abundantly clear. He ... Show synopsis Dieter Roth was a multifaceted artist, as Volume 3 in the series of books featuring works from the Dieter Roth Foundation makes abundantly clear. He worked in many media, and Books + Multiples includes over 200 artist's books, forty multiples, jewelry, films, videos, tapes, records, and posters produced over a fifty-year period. Beginning in the 1950s, Dieter Roth took the artist's book in new directions. Starting with op-art and visual poetry books, he then experimented with all aspects of offset printing and by the 1990s was producing "copy books, " using photocopiers. His multiples were equally innovative, incorporating materials such as chocolate, sugar, and spices. Dieter Roth began filmmaking in his mid-twenties, and his interest in moving images and sound remained to the end. The jewelry editions shed light on a little known aspect of his early work, while the last section of the book shows all his poster designs. A touring exhibition of Dieter Roth's work will open at the Museum of Modern Art in March 2004.