Rings 1959–1973

Edited by Flurina & Gianni Paravicini-Tönz 
Concept: Gianni Paravicini, Stephan Fiedler 
Design: Stephan Fiedler 
Folder containing 100 original documents, book with photographs of the rings made and texts by Jean-Christophe Ammann, Peter Noever, Adalsteinn Ingolfsson; in conversation with: Hans Langenbacher, Jean-Christophe Ammann and Flurina Paravicini-Tönz. 2006 

English  Edition
CHF 280.– / EUR 180.– 
ISBN 978-3-907474-33-4

 

The book, which is accompanied by 80 facsimiles of original sketches, drawings, letters and postcards, tells the story of  a long-standing close collaboration between the artist, Dieter Roth, and Hans Langenbacher, a goldsmith in Lucerne and Reykjavik. The documents are printed on a variety of types of paper and are presented in a folder. Supplementary photographic and textual material documents detail the fascinating complexity of designing and producing the jewellery. The book containing the original documents – and the rings themselves – were seen in exhibitions at the mak (Museum für angewandte Kunst) in Vienna, at the Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, and at the Musée des arts décoratifs in Paris.