[foot/feet]. [76] pp., printed on rectos and versos. Square 4to (156 x 156 mm.), printed softcover, artist’s name on spine. Eindhoven: Van Abbemuseum, 1997.  [with]: —. [ell/ells]. [76] pp., printed on rectos and versos. Square 4to (156 x 156 mm.), printed softcover, artist’s name on spine. [Antwerp]: éditions micheline szwajcer & michèle didier, 1998.  [and]: —. [step/steps]. [76] pp., printed on rectos and versos. Square 4to (156 x 156 mm.), printed softcover, artist’s name on spine. [Antwerp]: éditions micheline szwajcer & michèle didier, 1998. Stanley BROUWN.

Brouwn’s First Trilogy

[foot/feet]. [76] pp., printed on rectos and versos. Square 4to (156 x 156 mm.), printed softcover, artist’s name on spine. Eindhoven: Van Abbemuseum, 1997.

[with]:

—. [ell/ells]. [76] pp., printed on rectos and versos. Square 4to (156 x 156 mm.), printed softcover, artist’s name on spine. [Antwerp]: éditions micheline szwajcer & michèle didier, 1998.

[and]:

—. [step/steps]. [76] pp., printed on rectos and versos. Square 4to (156 x 156 mm.), printed softcover, artist’s name on spine. [Antwerp]: éditions micheline szwajcer & michèle didier, 1998.


A rare complete set of Brouwn’s first artist’s book “trilogy.” Separately published by the Van Abbemuseum and éditions micheline szwajcer & michèle didier in editions of 600, these three volumes, each presenting their own unit of measurement — feet, ells, and steps — are usually offered individually. Our trio is also presented with the éditions szwajcer & didier announcement card (opening 24 April 1998) for the release of the latter two books.

In 2000, Brouwn created a similar three-part work with the Netherlands’s Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture under the titles: a distance of 336 steps, …2444601 feet, …2232 ells (all in eds. of 700).

All three volumes are in excellent condition. In WorldCat, we find just three North American institutions with a complete set of all three books: Museum of Modern Art (NY), MFA-Boston, and Walker Art Center.

❧ Harry Ruhé, Stanley Brouwn: a chronology (2nd ed.: 2005 ed).

Price: $750.00

Item ID: 8244