Art books & artist's books
Welcome to our unique bookshop in Brussels,
hosted in ex Maison Martin Margiela.
A place for collectors, curators, artists & friends seeking rare art books, exhibition catalogues, limited & curated editions.
Everyone is welcome!
Rare & Antiquarian books
Our 1st floor hosts antiquarian books and is accessible on request or by appointment.
Don't hesitate to ask more details when you're at Saint-Martin Bookshop or send us a message to organise a visit. We are always happy to show nice books to enthusiasts.
Documenta 5 - Catalog - Documenta 1972
Ed Ruscha designed this binder-format catalogue for Harald Szeemann’s Documenta 5 (the full title of which was Befragung der Realität – Bildwelten heute [“Questioning Reality – Pictorial worlds today”]) in 1972. The brilliant orange cover features Ruscha’s screen-printed image of ants forming the number five; more than 150 featured artists are represented alphabetically, with individual entries accessible via tabbed dividers. This is a significant curatorial document and an important example of Ruscha’s book works. Reproduced here are images of artworks by Giuseppe Penone and Gerhard Richter illustrated in the catalogue.