Scrapbooks 1969-1985 by Walter Pfeiffer
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Publisher: Edition Patrick Frey
Format: Flexicover in card slipcase
Long before any career in photography Walter Pfeiffer studied to be a painter, draughtsman and graphic designer. He kept scrapbooks full of miscellaneous objects such as newspaper clippings, postcards, packaging, tickets and brief punning notes. Unknown to Walter Pfeiffer then but this collection of curiosities would become the foundation of his artistic practice. These visual diaries are full of themes that emerge throughout his work still to this day, such as his playful sense of humour and appreciation for the mundane. Prior to the publication of this book only very few pages of the diaries had ever gone on display. The book offers a glimpse into the workings of Walter Pfeiffer's unorthodox universe and captures the mood of the seventies and eighties when the diaries were made. 'Scrapbooks 1969-1985' was designed with a huge amount of consideration and attention to detail, it is without doubt the most lavish publication of Walter Pfeiffer's work to date.