Variable Pieces

Büchler, Pavel

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“Pavel Büchler: Variable Pieces contains a collection of letterpress prints made by the artist between 2011 and 2023. This is the first book to document such works from the conceptual and language-based artist, and runs in a limited edition of 500.

‘In 1988, a small proofing press with a bed measuring 15 × 25 inches that had belonged to my friend, the painter, typographer and graphic artist, Edward Wright came into my hands.

Twenty-three years on, in 2011, the newspaper designer Edwin Taylor offered me several more-or-less complete sets of wood type, alongside a number of other loose samples that had also belonged to Edward.

Some time later, another friend, the artist J. H. Kocman, gave me an assortment of modern plastic letters from the Czech font Pražské Kamenné (Prague Stone Gothic) that had been discarded as surplus from an art school in Brno.

The imperfections, limitations, and obsolete honesty of this equipment, with which I make most of my prints, make the works what they are.’ -P.B.”

Letterpress prints made between 2011-2023, featuring 67 full-colour illustrations of word- and letter-based artworks mostly in English and some in German and Czech.

Soft cover, 21 x 21 cm, 106 pages, ed/500, Manchester 2023

ISBN: 978-1-910516-26-3