The Baby Brick
The Lim Collection, the very early works
Cologne: Darling Publications, 2007
Technical data: 864 pp, 10,5 x 12,5cm
Price: from 110 €
Photography by Herm. Simon Vogel, Cologne & Markus M. Molthoff, Cologne
Essays by Rafael von Uslar, Cologne & Anne Faucheret, Paris.
This publication, to be released in honour of Karl Fritsch´s winning of the Françoise van den Bosch Award 2006, shows 360 very early works from1988-1998. Included is an interview by Rafael von Uslar with the publisher and collector Andy Lim about the unexpected birth of this unilateral and monocultural contemporary jewellery collection, unique in this quantity and quality.
Some technical notes
The Baby Brick has 2 differrent papers (a haptic Swedish and a smooth Italian) used for printing (150gr, 1,5 Vol), changing every 24 pages. Every single piece of these bibliophile books is entirely bound by the hand of a Master Bookbinder. This book is released in a limited edition of worldwide total 250 books, which makes the number of books produced smaller as the amount of illustrations. The group of owners will so be quite exclusively small. There is a Lilac Edition of 150 pieces, bound in Hardcover and Lilac linnen, embossing in different coulours and the Black Techno Edition of 100 pieces, bound in Hardcover and the stunning Techno Synthetic Fabric, the embossing in pure Copper. As the books will be produced and delivered very slowly due to the process of manufacturing entirely by hand, only small quantities of these exceptional books can be reserved for each country.
The Lilac Edition available from 80 €
The Black Techno Edition available from 110 €
The prices of the already legendary sumptious Darling Publications Special Editions which include an unique piece by Karl Fritsch are upon request.