Stephan von Huene
Split Tongue - Texts and Interviews
Distributed for Hirmer Publishers
Combining interviews with von Huene and an essay by his partner, Petra Kipphoff von Huene, this book provides unparalleled insight into the artist’s processes and the mechanical complications involved in the creation of some of his works. The book also brings together for the first time all of von Huene’s Mind Maps, a series of meticulous compositions of images and words. In addition to illustrating how von Huene conceived of his sculptures, the Mind Maps series also reveals the artist’s keen interest in contemporary communications theory and the technical side of sound, both of which were central to the social function of his work.
A richly illustrated survey of von Huene’s remarkable four-decade career, this book explores both sculptural and graphic works and examines the artist’s continuing influence in his native America and adopted Germany.