Fischli and Weiss have said of this early series of color and black-and-white photographs, "Balance is most beautiful just shortly before it collapses." Indeed their tense arrangements of household miscellany often appear to be on the verge of or in the process of falling. On the page these often elaborate and expansive objects acquire an incidental quality that makes them both more real and more transient. Ultimately, the only evidence of their existence is these images. While a small selection of these works appeared in the artist's book Quiet Afternoon, most have never before been published in any form.
Published by Walther König, Cologne.
168 pages. 200 plates (150 color and 50 b&w). Hardcover with dust jacket.
9 1/4 x 8 inches; 23.5 x 20.5 cm