Matthias Mansen: About the House

1998, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen
Book cover for Matthias Mansen: About the House featuring a green woodblock print of a beer bottle with a plain white label.
1998, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen

ISBN: 3-87909-535-3 Hardcover, 112 pages, color illustrations

A full-color catalogue of work made by German woodcut artist Matthias Mansen while he was living in New York from 1989-1992. The work, About the House, which was shown only in the U.S. at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, is of monumental scale, and depicts an everday, domestic interior, with people going about their tasks and rituals. Unfolding in a cinematic fashion, the viewer “walks” through the house that Mansen creates. The catalogue is illustrated by the artist with original woodblock prints bound into the book.