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Roth, Dieter 1930-1998

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Most widely held works by Dieter Roth
Roth time : a Dieter Roth retrospective by Dirk Dobke( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sculptor, poet, diarist, graphic designer, pioneer artist's book maker, performer, publisher, musician, and, most of all, provocateur, Dieter Roth has long been beloved as an artist's artist. Known for his mistrust of all art institutions and commercial galleries--he once referred to museums as funeral homes--he was also known for his generosity to friends, his collaborative spirit, and for including his family in his art making. Much to the frustration of any gallery that tried to exhibit his work (supposedly none more than once), Roth thumbed his nose at those who valued high purpose and permanence in art. Constantly trying to undo his art education, he would set up systems that discouraged the conventional and the consistent: he drew with both hands at once, preserved the discarded, and reveled in the transitory. Grease stains, mold formations, insect borings, and rotting foodstuffs were just some of the materials used, both out of a fascination with their painterly, textural aspects and for their innate ability to make time visible and play to chance. "More is better," he once said, and more there always was. Roth never stopped working, and he believed that everything could be art, from his sketch pad to the table he sat at, the telephone he talked on, or his friend's kitchen (the kitchen was later sold to a museum). Roth Time: A Dieter Roth Retrospective is published to mark the first major survey exhibition of the artist's work since his death in 1998. Five decades of drawings, graphics, books, paintings, objects, installations, films and video works are represented. The publication offers a window into Roth's creative world, reflecting him and his era. The exhibition is organized by the Schaulager with The Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Museum Ludwig,
96 Piccadillies by Dieter Roth( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anecdoted topography of chance (re-anecdoted version) by Daniel Spoerri( Book )

27 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Anecdoted Topography of Chance is now acknowledged as the most important, and most entertaining "Artists' Book" of the post-war period, and this edition is the definitive appearance of a unique collaborative work by four artists associated with various avant-garde art movements, including Fluxus and Nouveau Réalisme. What is the Topography? Hard to explain an idea so simple yet so brilliantly executed. Following a rambling conversation with his dear friend Robert Filliou, Daniel Spoerri one day mapped the objects lying at random on a table in his room, adding a rigorously scientific description of each. These objects subsequently evoked associations, memories, anecdotes, not only from the original author, but from his friends as well: a beguiling creation was born, and each time a new edition of the book appeared it grew larger and more elaborate. Many of the principal participants in Fluxus make an appearance, and texts by Higgins, Jouffroy, Kaprow, Restany and Tinguely are included, among others. It is a novel of digressions in the manner of Tristram Shandy, an archaeological game, a poem to the arbitrary, an encyclopaedia, a cabinet of wonders, but above all else, it is a celebration of friendship and creativity. The Topography both personifies and pre-dates the spirit of the Fluxus movement, and constitutes one of the strangest and most compelling insights into the artist's life. From out of the banal detritus of the everyday a virtual autobiography emerges: of four perceptive, eloquent and engaging members of the human species." -- Publisher's description
Dieter Roth : books + multiples : catalogue raisonné by Dirk Dobke( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying CD contains excerpts of Dieter Roth's music
Diether Roth in America by Dirk Dobke( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dieter Roth (1930-1998) was one of the most innovative and challenging artists of the twentieth century. During preparations for a recent retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, it became clear that America played a crucial role in Roth's artistic development. In Philadelphia he and his students experimented withnew graphic techniques, which resulted in "SNOW, a major work now owned by MoMA. It was in Providence that he had his first large studio, and the work made there is pivotal in the development of Roth's ocuvre, including his paintings and prints that incorporated perishable foodstuffs. In Los Angeles, Roth made his famous "Steeple Chase (A Race) exhibition, using suitcases tilled with different cheeses. Many of the works Roth created during that period are illustrated here in full color."--Publisher description
246 little clouds by Dieter Roth( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief handwritten snippets of the artist's thoughts paired with visualizations (line drawings)
Dieter Roth, Björn Roth : work tables and Tischmatten by Dieter Roth( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wait, later this will be nothing : editions by Dieter Roth by Sarah J. S Suzuki( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dieter Roth's artmaking practices were wildly inventive across many different mediums, but it was arguably through his editioned works--books, prints, and multiples--that he made his most important and radical contributions. These experiments include literature "sausages" filled with ground-up books, newpapers, or magazines in place of meat; the use of organic materials like fruit juice in lieu of printing inks; multiples of plastic toys mired in chocolate; and a dazzling array of variations on printed postcards. Focusing on the prolific period of Roth's work between 1960 and 1972, this volume highlights examples of his most exciting and innovative books and graphics."--Back cover
Collaborations : relations-confrontations : Dieter Roth, Richard Hamilton by Dieter Roth( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and German and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dieter Roth : die Haut der Welt by Ina Conzen( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collaborations of Ch. Rotham by Richard Hamilton( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and German and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published as the catalogue of a travelling exhibition, 1976 and 1977
A look into the blue tide : part 2 by Dieter Roth( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Da drinnen vor dem Auge : Lyrik und Prosa by Dieter Roth( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in German and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die blaue Flut by Dieter Roth( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in German and Afrikaans and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several iterations of a daily dairy from 1966 with typed and handwritten text and line drawings
Dieter Roth : Tränen in Luzern = Tears in Lucerne( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roth Zeit : eine Dieter Roth Retrospektive by Theodora Vischer( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Snow : (Fotoversion des Originals von 1964) by Dieter Roth( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs of collages
Mundunculum by Dieter Roth( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in German and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six Fillious by Robert Filliou( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stupidogramme : gedruckte Beispiele der Handgezeichneten Originalserien von 1961 bis 1966 by Dieter Roth( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in German and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stupidograms, perhaps a play on Roth's ideograms. Each page has a grid of comma-type shapes, drawn over and around to create shapes and drawings
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Audience level: 0.61 (from 0.26 for 96 Piccadi ... to 0.92 for Roth Zeit ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Roth time : a Dieter Roth retrospective
An anecdoted topography of chance (re-anecdoted version)Dieter Roth : books + multiples : catalogue raisonnéDiether Roth in AmericaDieter Roth, Björn Roth : work tables and TischmattenCollaborations : relations-confrontations : Dieter Roth, Richard HamiltonDieter Roth : Tränen in Luzern = Tears in LucerneRoth Zeit : eine Dieter Roth Retrospektive
Alternative Names
D.R., 1930-1998

Dieter Rot

Dieter Rot 1930-1998

Dieter Roth

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Dieter Roth Akademían

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Dieter Roth poeta e artista tedesco

Dieter Roth Swiss artist

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Hundefutter Ratz 1930-1998

Hundetraum Fax 1930-1998

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Rot Diter

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Rot, Diterrot

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Roth Carl Dieterich

Roth, Carl-Dieterich 1930-1998

Roth, Dieter, 1930-1998

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Roth, Diter

Roth, Diter 1930-1998

Roth, Diterrot

Roth, Diterrot 1930-1998

Roth, Karl D. 1930-1998

Roth, Karl-Dieterich 1930-1998

Roth Karl-Dietrich

Roth, Karl-Dietrich 1930-1998

Stundenschaum Wix 1930-1998