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The Stutter of History - Thomas Demand

The Stutter of History - Thomas Demand

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Explore the intricate world of Thomas Demand with “The Stutter of History,” a comprehensive catalogue accompanying a global exhibition tour. This book delves into Demand’s unique artistic approach, where he reconstructs historical events using paper and cardboard, photographing these models to create strikingly real images that blur the line between reality and representation.

Key Features:

Uncanny Histories: Large-scale photographs capturing historically significant yet seemingly ordinary scenes.
Mysteries of Everyday Life: Smaller works based on photos taken with Demand’s phone.
The Architectonic Impulse: Incorporation of custom wallpapers, adding a spatial and architectural dimension.
Images that Move: Exploration of stop-motion filmmaking.


Publisher: MACK, 2022
Dimensions: 24 x 30 cm
Pages: 220 with color illustrations
ISBN: 978-1-913620-67-7

Special Contributions:

Essays by Douglas Fogle and Margaret Iversen
A short story by award-winning author Ali Smith


Demand’s work focuses on the delicate balance between the historical world and its representations. By photographing his detailed paper reconstructions, Demand invites viewers to reconsider the nature of historical documentation and memory.


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