The Thomas Demand boxed set, produced in conjunction with the unveiling at the Fondazione Prada.
The middle section of the first volume, 'Processo grottesco' is split horizontally: the top section features a selection of postcards and images of grottos, the bottom section shows detail of Demand's 'Grotto' photographs.
The separate sections enable the reader to view the inspiration behind the 'Grotto' sculpture, alongside the final images.
Although the images on top and bottom aren't aligned, it's very clear from flicking through the two sections together where the lighting effects and geological details provided inspiration for Demand's sculpture and photographs.
The 'Come back to mine' shoot from Wallpaper* 084 is included in 'Processo grottesco' as part of Demand's back catalogue of reference images.
The first cover of German installation artist and typographer Kurt Schwitters' magazine 'Merz', January 1923, which Demand has also included.
The first page of 'Merz's' first issue. 'Dadaism in Holland' explored the artistic movement in Amsterdam, which was a continued source of inspiration to Schwitters' 'Merz' works: large installations constructed from found objects.
Pages six and seven of 'Merz' show Schwitters' feature about Dadaism in Amsterdam, focusing on his discovery of a lunchroom, decorated to resemble an artificial cave with stalactites.
A translation of Schwitters' description of the Amsterdam lunchroom, together with his musings on Dadaism and a detailed picture of the stalactite scultpures.
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