WORK TABLES & TISCHMATTEN

  • Edited by Barry Rosen
    With an introduction by Björn Roth, essay by Andrea Büttner, and an afterword by Paul McCarthy
  • 240 pages, 114 illustrations
    Clothbound hardcover with dust jacket
    22.2 × 26.7 cm / 8 3/4 × 10 1/2 in
  • Yale University Press, 2010
  • 978-3-9523630-1-0
  • 2010
  • £35 / $61 / €45 / CHF 50
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Dieter Roth’s unique and eclectic Tischmatten incorporate drawings, paintings, photographs, and ephemeral materials. Roth placed these gray cardboard mats on tables in his apartment, studios and houses, collecting what he referred to as the “traces of my domestic activities.” Along with spontaneous doodles and drips and stains from the kitchen, Roth affixed leftover food, notes and photos to the mats, creating still lifes that he would supplement with painting and collage and that had an emphasis on symmetry and mirror images.

All publications by Dieter Roth