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341 illustrations in colour, newspaper in two books, folded, 5 text sheets as supplement

Publisher Note

The publication “Frankfurter Auszug” (Frankfurt Excerpt) appears as part of a series of works dealing with the documentation and protection of cultural assets during the Second World War. Based on the “Farbdiaarchiv zur Wand- und Deckenmalerei” (Colour Slide Archive for Wall and Ceiling Painting) of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich, this artist's journal collects all available photographs taken between 1943 and 1945 of fresco cycles and wall paintings in churches, monasteries and secular buildings in Frankfurt. The pictures were taken as part of the “Führerauftrag Farbfotografie” (Fuehrer’s commission for colour photography) and were intended to serve as a basis for later reconstruction in the event of their possible destruction. They have been digitized over the last few years and are now available online.
The resulting newspaper with 341 illustrations of 11 works from 4 buildings was presented for the first time as part of the installation “Führerauftrag” (Fuehrer’s commission) in the exhibition “Making History” from April 20 to July 8, 2012 in the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt and is now available as an edition, supplemented by a complete index of images.

Release Place Zurich, Switzerland
Release Date 2012
Designer: Georg Rutishauser
Printrun 350
ISBN-13: 978-3-03746-167-9
Dimensions 24.0 × 32.0 cm
Pages 42
Technique Newspaper Printing, Risography