Part artist's book, part exhibition catalog, this book chronicles the syntheses of abstraction, science, graphic design and typography in Auerbach’s work. Encapsulating Auerbach’s longstanding consideration of symmetry, texture and logic, the title S v Z offers a framework for this volume’s typeface, design and structure.
With a total of 485 illustrations including images of more than 130 paintings, drawings, sculptures and artist’s books created between 2004 and 2020, plus a comprehensive selection of related reference images. Essays by Joseph Becker, Jenny Gheith and Linda Dalrymple Henderson provide further context for the work.
The book contains original marble patterns created specially for the book by the artist on both the endpapers and the edges of the book block. The cover is lettered in Auerbach’s calligraphy, applied in black foil on a silver paper. The typeface was designed by David Reinfurt with Auerbach expressly for this publication, and is based on her handwriting.
Released in conjunction with the SFMoMA exhibit (Auerbach's first museum survey) that was to open in April of 2020. The exhibit has been postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19.
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