the point – herman de vries

le point [the point] – herman de vries
Year: 2009
Publisher: Fage éditions & Musée Gassendi
ISBN: 978 2 84975148 0
Price: 42.00 €
The original edition was limited to 1,500 copies.



Introductory essay by Anne Moeglin-Delcroix
Texts by Leszek Brogowski, Fabien Faure, Luc Garraud, Nadine Gomez, Myette Guiomar, Natacha Pugnet, André Scala, herman de vries, Katharina Winterhalter.
24 copies are accompanied by a rubbing of soil, from earth, dated and signed by the artist.
108 are accompanied by an oak leaf from Trévans.


“the point has an existence by the representation we have of it. a point in itself is only an idea. a point on a page determines the image of the page and influences the perception of the space around it. a point in the landscape is related to that landscape, in the space, large or small, where it is placed.
point in space, starting point, point of view, point of reference, point in the continuum. the point is in unlimited space. whoever who happens upon this point sees this landscape in their particular field of vision. all possible fields of vision are given.”

herman de vries