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(8) SHEWA:BER

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Title:
Shewa-Ber
Mechachal - Sawa Bere

Title in English:
Mixing – East Door

Author: excerpts from: Bible, Quoran and three prayers

Artist: Clemens-Tobias Lange

Method(s) of production: Method(s) of production: pages made each of two pieces of tissue, gelatinated and printed with intaglio 'chine collé and letterpress from clichée. Text printed on white pages (letterpress)

Typefaces:
Futura for latin alphabet, Abyssinia SIL for amharic text and HQ PB 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Arabeyes Quranic for arabic letters and alphabet, further Amharic Ge'ez and Arabic handwritung on the images.

Paper(s) / Material(s):
different types of fabric from the market «Shewa Ber» in Harar and central market in Cotonou.
japanese papers (kozo and ganpi-cotton), BFK Rives, french cotton paper,

Format (width first) in metric measurements:
18,7 x 35,8 cm
binding:
Coptic binding CTL Hamburg
Box by Julia Büttelmann

Brief description:  መ ቻ ቻ ል : ሸዋ በር – Mechachal - The Shewa Ber is a market place in Harar, in earlier times the largest one in East Africa. At Shewa Ber not only goods and multiple colours mix, but also Muslims, Christians and more than further 50 ethnic groups, with their languages and habits. The term Mechachal is used often in Harar. Its meaning is for complementary cultures: Respect each other, present and accept with love. An admirable peaceful and respectful blend – a dream for other places of this world.

Nine double pages have irregular borders. They are made of cloth, two tissues each, gelatinated and sewn to keep them in shape. Photographs by Clemens-Tobias Lange . Printed as intaglio "chine collé" and other images, printed with letterpress. Inserted between the colourful material are smaller-sized white soft pages with excerpts of the Bible and the Quran.

Edizioni CTL (8), ca 84 pages
edition of ca 25 copies + VII e.a. signed and numbered
Hamburg 2011

 

Shewa Ber, Harar

(7) GHIACCIATURE 1

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Title:
GHIACCIATURE I

Author: Domenico Brancale

Artist: Clemens-Tobias Lange

Method(s) of production: silver gelatine papers, letterpress printing, handset and from cliché and silkscreen printing on light japanese ganpi-cotton paper.

Typefaces: Akzidenz Grotesk

Paper(s) / Material(s): Japanese ganpi-cotton paper,
Cover : French handmade Paper, Moulin de Larroque, Colombe 600
Box : Sicilian paper, Sicars, Alcantara

Format (width first) in imperial and metric measurements: 9,5 x 15 in --- 24 x 38,5 cm

Binding: Pages pose in a soft, white folder with a white spine.
Cover with embossing. Comes in Box, by Thomas Zwang, Hamburg

Description: Artists' book, collaboration Domenico Brancale (autore) with Clemens-Tobias Lange.
Photographs of frozen rivers in Siberia. Photo sensitive gelatine applied, exposed – melted again to float – and finally "iced up" showing a crystalline structure. In the concise texts in Italian by the poet Brancale, the rivers of the frozen planet become a metaphor for us.
Gelatine silver papers, letterpress printing, handset and from cliché and silkscreen printing on light Japanese Ganpi-cotton paper. Loose pages in a soft, white folder, embossed, with a white spine; comes in drop back box bound by Thomas Zwang, Hamburg

Edizioni CTL. 48 pages, 24 x 38,5 cm.
Edition of 9 copies, signed by Domenico Brancale and Clemens-Tobias Lange

 

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(6) ONNISANTI

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Title:
OnniSanti

Translation of title: AllSaints

Author: no author, names of Saints

Artist: Clemens-Tobias Lange

Method(s) of production: 18 fullpage intaglio photogravure printed in the "Stallwerck" in Austria
and 20 vignettes printed on proofpress in Hamburg (CTL-Presse)

Typefaces : GEO Gogebashvili and Dante

Paper(s) / Material(s): BFK-Rives, France, 210 g/m

Format (width first) in imperial and metric measurements: 17,6 x 11,8 in --- 44,6 x 30 cm

Brief description:
Nine Saints. Each name of a Saint, printed in georgian alphabet is followed by a doublepage with the image of a surface of a wall, full page, lifsize alike. The technic of the photogravure etching allows to have strong, tar–alike blacks. As key to the work we have Clemens-Tobias Langes visit to many churches in Georgia in 2007. For different reasons, all the historic icons in the churches were scratched or hidden. He was impressed by the deeply religious people sedulously praying in front of the walls, illuminated by innumerous candles. These candles are painting with their smoke new icons of Saints during the prayer. A book in memory of the anchestors linking to another part of the world.
Flexible binding with handmade paper Moulin Richard de Bas, France, 240 g/m, treated with bee-wax by the artist.
Binding: Thomas Zwang

EDIZIONI CTL (6), 44 pages, 15 numbered copies + 1 e.a. copy,
The copies no 1, no 2 and no 3 with Suite libre.
Georgia, Klagenfurt, Hamburg 2007/2008

 

(5) OHNE WOLKEN

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Title:
OHNE WOLKEN

Translation:
Without Clouds

Author:
Qu Yuan

Artist:
Clemens-Tobias Lange

Method(s) of production: rainbow-prints printed on proofpress, other images printed on proofpress based on reduced photographs, one intaglio photogravure

Typefaces (including size and weight)
Trajan Pro Roman 11,8/31 pt
Osaka Medium Pro 18/21,6 for the vertical Chinese text

Paper(s) / Material(s):
japanese cotton-ganpi paper 40g,
spinnaker cloth for titeling and a
20g ganpi-paper for the text.
Binding in heavy sailcloth.

Format (width first) in imperial and metric measurements:
15,9x9,1 in --- 40x23 cm

Brief description:
The short text ends even before the book begins. It is a brief excerpt from the 2300-year-old »Li Sao« by the Chinese poet Qu Yuan. The rest is emptiness – or simply that what it is, a journey whose course is not to be changed, a journey to be contemplated.
Very flexible binding. Bilingual, in Classic Chinese and German in the translation of Andrea Seltmann.

EDIZIONI CTL (5), 48 pages, 30 + 6 e.a. copies, Hamburg 2006/2007

 

(4) VIAGGIARE

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Title:
Viaggiare
Vom Unterwegs Im Unterwegs

Title in English:
Travelling

Author:
Domenico Brancale / Stefano Vincieri

Artist:
Clemens-Tobias Lange

Method(s) of production: handset, printed in 3 colours on the proofpress; images: linoprints printed with the proofpress

Typefaces (including size and weight):
Trump 14 pt

Paper(s) / Material(s):
Chinese colour cotton paper in yellow for the image-pages and and light blue for the text pages.

Format (width first) in imperial and metric measurements:
6x8 in --- 15,3x20,2 cm

binding:
Very soft binding in flexible down filled paper pillows.
Spine in translucent acrylglas, with engraving.
4 Copies received a translucent slipcase by Alexander Blomberg, Hamburg.

Edizioni CTL (4), 14 pages and 1 used italian trainticket; 11 VI copies + 1 Beleg e.a.. Project for "Das Künstlerbuch III", Neues Kunsthaus Ahrenshoop, Hamburg 2005


 

(3) MEXICO

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Title:
MEXICO
»Catalino’s letters«

Text in Spanish with English translation:
Catalino

Artists:
Stephan Köhler, Clemens-Tobias Lange

Method(s) of production:
Gelatine-Silver-Prints on handcoated papers; coated and printed in Hamburg (CTL-Presse)

Typefaces :
Gill Sans Bold

Paper(s) / Material(s):
Handmade Kozo papers by Stephan Köhler, (40 x 7,1 in --- 18x102 cm)

Format (width first) in imperial and metric measurements:
20 x 7,1 in --- 51 x 19 cm

Brief description:
Each of the two volumes begins with exerpts from letters by the farmer Catalino, written from 1987 - 1994. Volume one tells of the hardships of farm life and the devasting effects of a hurricane. The images show daily life on the fields and in the small town Tekit.
Volume two concerns the days of fiesta, the waiting for it in the letters and the mix of cultural identification in the photographs of processions, dance and bullfight.
The semi-transparent pages with Köhler's photographs were printed in the darkroom on the gelatine-coated japanese paper made by the photographer itself. Design, selection, coating and photographic printing, Clemens-Tobias Lange

Binding by Thomas Zwang, Hamburg in linnen and silk, spine in iron;
MEXICO is housed in a wooden slipcase.

EDIZIONI CTL (3), 25 regular copies numbered 1 - 25
and 10 e.a. numbered copies, numbered 26
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Hamburg 2000

 

(2) THE STORY OF THE LION

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Title:
The Story of the Lion, Franchement

Author
Georges Adéagbo
text in French with English and German translation

Artists:
Georges Adéagbo

Method(s) of production:
Offsetprint, Silkscreen (cardboards of binding), letterpress

Typefaces : all the text is printed negative (white on black background)
handwriting by Georges Adéagbo and Bembo (12,5/18 pt) for translations

Paper(s) / Material(s):
Offsetcarton 250g, matt
Ed de tête: Gillclear translucent papers and cover in Alcantare (Sicars, Italy)

Format (width first) in imperial and metric measurements:
8,6 x 10,2 in --- 22,8 x 26 cm

Brief description:
an artists’ book to be unfolded on the ground. Georges Adéagbo, (Benin) participated at the 48. edition of the Biennale di Venezia. where he placed more than 300 objects and written papers on the public campo. The book is made of 7 elements with a text by Adéagbo, in French, English and German, with fermented B&W-prints by Stephan Köhler and CTL.
Ed. de tête: While working on the book «The Story of the Lion« in Hamburg, Georges Adéagbo created another installation with objects bought and collected in Hamburg. This installation has been xeroxed, element by element and turned into a book with the title «pour les collectionneurs des oeuvres d’art, monument historique dell'allemagne»… in an edition 15+4 copies.

Binding: Folder by CTL-Presse, Hamburg with silksreenprinted boards and silkscreenprinted spines..

Edition : Regular edition 335 copies
Ed. de tête: 15 copies + 4 e.a copies, numbered and signed
Venezia – Hamburg 1999

 

(1) EIN GEDICHT FÜR EIN BUCH

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Title:
Ein Gedicht für ein Buch
Text in German language

Author
Yoko Tawada

Artists:
Stephan Köhler, Clemens-Tobias Lange

Method(s) of production:
Gelatine-Silver-Prints, potographic coaing and printing in Hamburg (CTL-Presse)

Typefaces :
Gill Sans

Paper(s) / Material(s):
Handmade ganpi-kozo papers by Stephan Köhler in his Paperbridge Mill in Gifu

Format (width first) in imperial and metric measurements:
9 x 13,1 in --- 22,8 x 33,4 cm

Brief description:
The semi-transparent pages with Köhler's photographs were printed in the darkroom on the gelatine-coated japanese paper made by the photographer itself. Design, selection, coating and photographic printing, Clemens-Tobias Lange and Stephan Köhler

Binding by Thomas Zwang, Hamburg in galuschat folder.

Edition of 45 regular copies numbered 1 - 45 and signed by the author and the artists
and XV e.a. numbered copies, signed by the author and the artists
Hamburg 1996

 

 
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(8) DAS LIED DES AKYN

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Title:
Das Lied des Akyn

Title in English:
The Song of the Rider

Author:
Chinghiz Aitmatov

Artists:
Clemens-Tobias Lange and Jutta Schwöbel

Method(s) of production: all papers are covered with ochre-brown printing-ink on the proofpress, the images based on reduced photographs are printed with white ink on the ground - with proofpress, text printed from cliché.

Typefaces (including size and weight) if relevant:
ctlCirillitza 14/16 for the text in Russian
ctlCochin roman 18/29 for the German translation
handwriting in Uigur alphabet by Prof. Dr. Weiers, digitalized, for the Kyrghiz translation

Paper(s) / Material(s):
Chinese colour paper in light blue, Chinese cotton paper for the extraprints.

Format (width first) in imperial and metric measurements:
15,9x9,1 in --- 40x23 cm

Brief description:
When there was no alphabet, no books yet, there were the Akyn-riders – singing the past and the news. Chinghiz Aitmatov the best known writer of Kyrgyzstan has written an impressive poem of the friendship of horse and men for this edition. The book is a collaboration with the photographer Jutta Schwöbel. Printed in Russian, Kyrghiz and German language, three alphabets are used: the cyrillic the old Uigur callygraphy and the latin letters.
Schwöbels photographs of horsebacks are becoming landscapes of Kyrgyzstan.
The bound book is coming in a folder with two prints of 135x40cm each, printed with white ink on white chinapaper. Wooden slipcase.

CTL-Presse (8), 48 pages, 100 + V copies, Hamburg 2002

 
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(7) WAHRHEIT UND ASPIRIN

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Title:
Wahrheit und Aspirin

Title in English:
The Truth and Aspirin

Author:
Fernando Pessoa / Álvaro de Campos

Artists:
Clemens-Tobias Lange

Method(s) of production: handset, printed in 3 colours on the proofpress; images: cliches based on reduced photographs and linoprints printed with the proofpress

Typefaces (including size and weight) if relevant:
Vendôme, Vendôme gras 10/28

Paper(s) / Material(s):
Chinese handmade cotton paper, Chinese colour cotton paper in dark blue for the image-pages.

Format (width first) in imperial and metric measurements:
13,69x8,6 in     ---      34,5x21,9 cm

Brief description:
Bound in flexible ornamented black rubber covers and a spine in dark hardrubber, produced by the New York Hamburger Gummiwaaren Compagnie with the title engraved.
Winner of the 1st prize of the Walter Tiemann Award 1998.

CTL-Presse (7), 136 pages, 148 + VII copies, Hamburg 1997
 
(6) LA SCUOLA SICILIANA

Title:
La Scuola Siciliana

Title in English:
The Sicilian School

Author:
Giacomo da Lentini
Guido delle Colonne
Rinaldo d’Aquino
Jacopo Mostacci
Pier della Vigna

Artists:
Clemens-Tobias Lange

Method(s) of production: handset, printed on the proofpress;
images printed from linoleum, plaster, concrete, acrylics and clichees with the proofpress

Typefaces (including size and weight) if relevant:
vol 1: Nicolas Cochin romain 12/18p
vo2 2: ctlCochin romain 13/19,3p

Paper(s) / Material(s):
Alcántara, 160g 100% Cotton, made in Sicily

Format (width first) in imperial and metric measurements:
10,2 x 13,9 in --- 26 x 35,3cm

Brief description:
Sicily 1250. 21 lovesongs written at the court of Federico II, king of Sicily in 13th Century A.D. by Giacomo da Lentini / Guido delle Colonne / Rinaldo d’Aquino / Pier della Vigna / Jacopo Mostacci.
2 volumes : vol 1: 52 p. Italian diplomatic transcription with 7 colour prints by Clemens-Tobias Lange, handset in Nicolas Cochin
vol 2: 56 p. critic italian edition and translation into German by Tobias Eisermann, Christoph Hoch and Bruno Lill. Set in ctlCochin and printed on proof press.

CTL-Presse (6),
vol 1 52 p., vol 2 54 p.
Edition 95+15 numbered and signed copies.
No 1-25 with panels of Muranoglass by Seguso, with Obsidian. Regular edition, no 26-95 with flexible oxygenated copperpanels and leatherspine. All bindings passed the fire process. Comes in metal box.
Binding, Thomas Zwang, Hamburg.
Hamburg 1994/95


 
(5) DIE GESCHICHTE DES FRÄULEIN REN

Title:
Die Geschichte des Fräulein Ren

Title in English:
The story of miss Ren

Author:
Shen Jiji
translation Clemens-Tobias Lange, following the italian version by Anna Bujatti (Sellerio, Palermo)

Artists:
Clemens-Tobias Lange

Method(s) of production: letterpressprinting on the proofpress
German text, handset;
Chinese text printed from clichee
images printed from miraclon painted and sunetched printing plates,

Typefaces (including size and weight) if relevant:
german translation: Trump Mediäval 14/21 p
chinées text: Kaishu und Songti 9,7 x 19,3 cm

Images: 26

Paper(s) / Material(s):
japanese Kashu and Ganpi (konzome) paper

Format (width first) in imperial and metric measurements:
6,3 x 11 in --- 16,1 x 28cm (x 1,8 cm)

Brief description: A story of schanges, transformation, metamorphosis.
A Chinese witch-fox tale from the Tang period, (618 - 907 AD.)
Soft, flexible binding in red-turquoise silk in elegant slipcase. Spine in ebony.

CTL-Presse (5),
112 pages
Total edition of 123 numbered and signed copies
Fifteen copies (No 1 - No 15) «ed de tête» with 4 signed extra prints on indigodyed ganpi (konzome) paper.
100 copies regular edition, and VIII copies e.a.
Hamburg 1992

 
(4) DAS MYSTERIUM DIE MUSEN DIE GÖTTER

Title:
Das Mysterium Die Musen Die Götter

Authors:
Cesare Pavese
translation into German: Charlotte Birnbaum

Artist:
Clemens-Tobias Lange

Method(s) of production: letterpressprinting on the proofpress
text, handset;
images printed from linoleum printing plates,

Typefaces :
Garamond italic (16 p) and Garamond antiqua (Stempel)

Images: 8 pages

Paper(s) / Material(s):
japanese 100% ganpi restauration paper
images printed on "fifolon"

Format (width first) in imperial and metric measurements:
8,1 x 15,7 in --- 20,,5 x 39,8 cm

Brief description: three chapters of the volume, „Dialoghi con Leucò“
Spine in black leather, embossed.

CTL-Presse (4),
40 pages
75 copies regular edition, and V copies e.a. numbered and signed, in slipcase.
Hamburg 1991

 
(3) DIE UNSICHTBAREN STÄDTE

Title:
Die Unsichtbaren Städte

Title in English:
The Invisible Cities

Author : Cesare Pavese

40 pages printed on japanese Ganpi restauration paper, 20,5 x 39,8 cm
Composed with Garamond and Garamond italic.
The book includes two images, each continues on 8 pages and is printed on
All the printing by Clemens-Tobias Lange
Paperboard binding (ganpi) with leatherspine and embossed title and slipcase by Christian Zwang, Hamburg
Edition : 75 + V numbered and signed copies, Hamburg 1991

3 dialogues of Pavese’s masterpiece Dialoghi con Leucò. Printed with handset Garamond italic on delicate ganpi-paper. With two pagefilling mixed media prints on eight pages by Clemens-Tobias Lange. Binding with spine in leather
by Christian Zwang. Edition of 75 + V copies.

 
(2) VENEZIA – VENEDIG

Title:
VENEZIA VENEDIG

Title in English:
VENICE

Authors:
Johann Caspar Goethe, Johan Wolfgang Goethe, Clemens-Tobias Lange.
translation into German: translation into Italian : E. Zaniboni, Susanne Schoop

Artist:
Clemens-Tobias Lange

Method(s) of production: letterpressprinting on the proofpress
text, monotype and handset;
images printed from linoleum printing plates,

Typefaces (including size and weight) :
Dante Antiqua 12/15p, Dante Kursiv 12/17p

Images: 8

Paper(s) / Material(s):
japanese handmade "torinoko" paper
binding : handmade english Barcham Green paper

Format (width first) in imperial and metric measurements:
6,3 x 11 in --- 16,,5 x 26,5 cm

Brief description:n Italian and German language. Concertina, with 8 colour prints by Clemens-Tobias Lange on japanese Torinoko paper. Typeface: Giovanni Mardersteig's "Dante" (letterpress printing).
Binding and embossing: Christian Zwang, Hamburg.
Edition: 150 + V numbered and signed copies in slipcase.

CTL-Presse (2),
84 pages
150 copies regular edition, and V copies e.a. in slipcase.
Hamburg 1988

 
(1) Lombardis Lebensechte Wachspuppen

Title:
Lombardis Lebensechte Wachspuppen

Title in English:

Author:
H. C. Artmann

Artists:
Clemens-Tobias Lange

Method(s) of production: text handset, printed in 2 colours on the proofpress; images: acquatinta intaglio, printed at Raamin-Presse and cliches printed with the proofpress

Images: 5

Typefaces (including size and weight) if relevant:
Madison Antiqua schmalmager; Herold, Cancelleresca bastarda

Paper(s) / Material(s):
Büttenkarton

Format (width first) in imperial and metric measurements:
-- in     ---      -- cm

Brief description:

Clemens-Tobias Lange (1), -- pages, 15 + 1 a signed and numbered copies, Hamburg 1979
 
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(7) NEW MEXICO

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Title:
NEW MEXICO

Author:
Catalino

Artists:
Stephan Köhler (photographs), Clemens-Tobias Lange

 
(6) Curtelle a lu Sóue

Title:
Curtelle a lu Sóue
Messer in der Sonne

Title in English:
Knifes in the Sun

Author:
Albino Pierro
translation into German Tobias Eisermann

Artist:
Clemens-Tobias Lange


 
(5) NYCTIVOE

Title:
Nyctivoe

Author:
Dimitris Lyacos
text in Greek language (vol 1)
translation into German (vol 2) Nina-Maria Jaklitsch

Typefaces :
GillGreekCTL for geek text
Gill sans, Gill sans italic for german translation

Format (width first) in imperial and metric measurements:
5,9 x 9,3 in --- 15 x 23,7 cm

2 volumes in slipcase, bound in flexible cardbord, silkscreen and letterpress-printed coverpaper.
Regular edition 330 copies
Ed. de tête:
40 numbered and signed copies printed on Tyvec. flexible cardboard with original colour-treatment by Clemens-Tobias Lange on the soft grey coverpaper.
Hamburg, 2001

 

 
(4) 22 COLORI AL SECONDO

22 Colori al Secondo

Testi di Roberta Polizzi

 
(3) TRANS-KREATÜRLICHE OSMOSEN

Title:
Transkreatürliche Osmosen

Author:
Susanne Wenger

Artists:
Susanne Wenger

Materials
paper: Gilclear cream, translucent paper

Format (width first) in imperial and metric measurements:
5,9 x 8,3 in --- 17,5 x 21 cm

76 pages
Edition of 550 copies
Regular edition: 425 copies
Ed de tête, 125 signed copies + 5 'Beleg' copies
Oshogbo/Hamburg 1999

 
(2) ICH BRAUCHE WAHRHEIT UND ASPIRIN

Title:
Ich brauche Wahrheit und Aspirin

Title in English:
I need Truth and Aspirin

Author:
Fernando Pessoa
translation into Germanby Burghard Baltrusch and Tobias Eisermann

Edition of 2.000 copies
Hamburg 1997

 
(1) Ein Gedicht in einem Buch

Title:
Ein Gedicht in einem Buch

Title in English:
A Poem in a Book

Author:
Yoko Tawada

Artists:
Stephan Köhler, Clemens-Tobias Lange

Format (width first) in imperial and metric measurements:
6 x 8,3 in --- 15,2 x 21,1 cm

44 pages
Edition of 1.000 copies
Hamburg 1996

 
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