Sammlung Rolf Dittmar die Sechziger Jahre. Rolf DITTMAR.

Sammlung Rolf Dittmar die Sechziger Jahre.

[3], 61 pp., printed on rectos only. Large 4to, silver covers, port. of Dittmar on title visible through hole in upper cover, title on spine. Stuttgart: Antiquariat Fritz Eggert, [1979].

A rare collection catalogue. A valuable listing of 1241 items from Dittmar’s collection, including important examples of artists’ books and Concrete poetry from the 60s. Dittmar also assembled massive collections of illustrated books, cook books, and later artists’ books. Many of his artists’ books were shown at the famed 1978 exhibition The Book of the Art of Artists’ Books at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. The bookseller Fritz Eggert compiled the present catalogue, then displayed highlights from the collection for sale at that year’s Stuttgart antiquarian book fair. Many of Dittmar’s artists’ books are now at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Fine copy of this impressive catalogue. We locate only one copy in North American institutions.

❧ A. Desjardin, The Book on Books on Artists Books (2nd ed.: 2013) 216. For more on Dittmar’s involvement with documenta and artists’ books see A. S. Arnar, “Books at documenta: Medium, Art Object, Cultural Symbol” in On Curating, no. 33: The documenta Issue (June 2017), accessed 29 January 2021.

Price: $75.00

Item ID: 7565