Materia Secunda (signed)

by Christoph Lingg


Photographs: Christoph Lingg

Text: Danica Beyll

Publisher: Selfpublished

176 pages

Pictures: 105

Year: 2019

ISBN: 978-3-9502450-5-9

Price: 76

Comments: 25 x 25 cm, Handmade textile cover with a plaster cast

MATERIA SECUNDA follows the historical footsteps of Central European plaster castings, devoting itself to a widespread but little-known cultural heritage in Europe and North America.

It is about a search of places of production, storage and presentation of casts and models, showing not only public collections of exhibits and collections at museums and universities, but also takes a look behind the scenes in depots and workshops.

The photographic images by Christoph Lingg capture the magical, sometimes even slightly bizarre atmosphere around the figures made of plaster and let them enter into a dialogue with the beholder in the manner of portraits. The text sections of Danica Beyll span a historical arc from the creation of the first gypsum collections at various European royal courts over several centuries of their changeable appreciation to current developments and spice up the "big story" with "little stories" from the anecdotes of the collections.

The book presents itself in a handmade linen art cover with an integrated display case for a small plaster cast.
 


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Materia Secunda (signed)

by Christoph Lingg


Photographs: Christoph Lingg

Text: Danica Beyll

Publisher: Selfpublished

176 pages

Pictures: 105

Year: 2019

ISBN: 978-3-9502450-5-9

Price: 76

Comments: 25 x 25 cm, Handmade textile cover with a plaster cast

MATERIA SECUNDA follows the historical footsteps of Central European plaster castings, devoting itself to a widespread but little-known cultural heritage in Europe and North America.

It is about a search of places of production, storage and presentation of casts and models, showing not only public collections of exhibits and collections at museums and universities, but also takes a look behind the scenes in depots and workshops.

The photographic images by Christoph Lingg capture the magical, sometimes even slightly bizarre atmosphere around the figures made of plaster and let them enter into a dialogue with the beholder in the manner of portraits. The text sections of Danica Beyll span a historical arc from the creation of the first gypsum collections at various European royal courts over several centuries of their changeable appreciation to current developments and spice up the "big story" with "little stories" from the anecdotes of the collections.

The book presents itself in a handmade linen art cover with an integrated display case for a small plaster cast.
 


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A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

Materia Secunda (signed)

by Christoph Lingg


Photographs: Christoph Lingg

Text: Danica Beyll

Publisher: Selfpublished

176 pages

Pictures: 105

Year: 2019

ISBN: 978-3-9502450-5-9

Price: 76

Comments: 25 x 25 cm, Handmade textile cover with a plaster cast

MATERIA SECUNDA follows the historical footsteps of Central European plaster castings, devoting itself to a widespread but little-known cultural heritage in Europe and North America.

It is about a search of places of production, storage and presentation of casts and models, showing not only public collections of exhibits and collections at museums and universities, but also takes a look behind the scenes in depots and workshops.

The photographic images by Christoph Lingg capture the magical, sometimes even slightly bizarre atmosphere around the figures made of plaster and let them enter into a dialogue with the beholder in the manner of portraits. The text sections of Danica Beyll span a historical arc from the creation of the first gypsum collections at various European royal courts over several centuries of their changeable appreciation to current developments and spice up the "big story" with "little stories" from the anecdotes of the collections.

The book presents itself in a handmade linen art cover with an integrated display case for a small plaster cast.
 


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A collector's choice by josefchladek.com