Where do little children come from? (2018)

The sex education book ›Woher kommen die kleinen Kinder?‹ was published in 1957 with a text by Ruth Andreas-Friedrich and illustrations by Jochen Bartsch. It was intended to answer questions about sexuality, procreation, father and mother, family responsibilities and prenuptial chastity. But instead of providing clarity, the book tended rather to romanticize the subject.

Herbert Stattler has now translated the obsessional imagery of the 1950s into an artist book with forty-two pencil drawings. The sheets are reproduced using the relief printing process and displayed on folded double pages. The pictures alternate with selected lines from the sex education book. The process of leafing through the book and unfolding the pages together with the shifting between word and image, quotation and drawing evoke a poetic commentary. The book has a Swiss-style cut-flush binding, making it possible to pull out individual sheets as you might with a drawing pad. Due to the special printing process they are unique.

8.7 x 13.4 inch, 156 pages, language: english
Relief printing of photopolymer clichés with 42 double-sided illustrations and 36 double-sided text plates.
Swiss-style cut-flush binding with laminated cover, endleaf and dust jacket.
Relief printing of photopolymer cliché on dust jacket.
22.1 x 34.0 cm, 156 Seiten, Sprache: Deutsch
Hochdruck von Photopolymerklischees mit 42 doppelseitigen Abbildungen und 36 doppelseitigen Texttafeln.
Schweizer Broschur mit kaschiertem Umschlag, Nachsatz und Schutzumschlag.

Author Herbert Stattler

Design Herbert Stattler, Helmut Völter

Printing Thomas Siemon


8.7 x 13.4 inch, 156 pages, language: english

Relief printing of photopolymer clichés with 42 double-sided illustrations and 36 double-sided text plates.

Swiss-style cut-flush binding with laminated cover, endleaf and dust jacket.

Leipzig 2018.

ISBN EN 978-3-95905-217-7


22.1 x 34.0 cm, 156 Seiten, Sprache: Deutsch

Hochdruck von Photopolymerklischees mit 42 doppelseitigen Abbildungen und 36 doppelseitigen Texttafeln.

Schweizer Broschur mit kaschiertem Umschlag, Nachsatz und Schutzumschlag.

Leipzig 2018

ISBN DE 978-3-95905-216-0


Spector Books

Harkortstrasse 10

D-04107 Leipzig

www.spectorbooks.com

»Where do little children come from?« is also available as a special edition in a run of five copies, numbered 1–5: signed original drawing and book, together with the first edition of the sex education book ›Woher kommen die kleinen Kinder?‹, published in 1957. Format of the drawing: 19.7 x 8.7 inch.


»Woher kommen die kleinen Kinder?« ist auch erhältlich als Vorzugsausgabe in einer Auflage von 5 Exemplaren, nummeriert von I - V: Originalzeichnung und Buch signiert, zusammen mit einer Erstausgabe des Aufklärungsbuches ›Woher kommen die kleinen Kinder?‹ von 1957. Format der Zeichnung: 50 x 22 cm.

Available at:


Galerie Druck & Buch

Berggasse 21/2

A-1090 Wien

www.druckundbuch.de

Run of five copies, numbered 1–5: signed original drawing and book, together with the first edition of the sex education book ›Woher kommen die kleinen Kinder?‹, published in 1957. Format of the drawing: 19.7 x 8.7 inch
The opened Cassette.
Signed original drawing inserted into a folded silk tissue paper. Format of the drawing: 19.7 x 8.7 inch.
Signed book together with the first edition of the sex education book ›Woher kommen die kleinen Kinder?‹, published in 1957.