The Book Presentation of Karl Fritsch – Metrosideros Robusta in Munich, 2007


Karl Fritsch´s first publication with Darling Publications 2006

edited by Andy Lim

This unsurpassed lavishly produced 2 kilogram monography presents on 444 pages, 21 x 24,5 cm,
6 different sorts of luxurious paper (150-200 gr, 1,5Vol.), the works of more than a decade from this young enfant terrible German goldsmith, the winner of the prestigious Françoise van den Bosch Award 2006. also known as ”Lord of the Rings”, in 24 chapters and 1093 photographs.
26 Essays in 13 languages are contributed by international experts asRobert Baines, Warwick Freeman, Helen Drutt, Graziela Folchini Grassetto, Hiko Mizuno, Paolo Tuminelli, Paul Derrez, etc. etc. etc. The only appropriate match for the contents could only be the Tryptich-Hardcover, every book handbound in 3 different colours of linnen, in various combination of colours.
Printed and bound in Germany.(as allways!)

This book is released in a limited edition of worldwide 1000 books, which makes the number of books produced smaller as the amount of illustrations in a single book.


Cologne & New York 2006

ISBN: 978-3-939130-13-0

As the international renowed book collector Pierre IX de Campzillon en Mesquer exclaimed
after seeing a pre-production copy shown by the publisher:

”…..Oh mon Dieu… Quel bonheur de voir ce livre. Quelle beauté, je trouve pas les mots pour décrire ces objets. …
Magnifique et puissant, délicieus construit, si plaisant à feuilleter.
Cet environnement équilibré à tout point de vue me procure la nourriture essentielle pour mon âme …”

A statement not difficult to understand when one is able to secure an own personal copy of this bibliophile work of art

The Presentation:

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