Mark
Quinze variations sur un même thème
1930s
Max Bill

Cover: Letterpress; interior: offset lithograph
12⁹⁄₁₆ x 12"


Bill’s ‘quinze variations sur un même thème’ (15 variations on one theme) place an equilateral triangle within an equilateral octogon that develops outwards in a spiral by further opening up of the angels, though the side length remains the same. This derives, as Bill stated, from the insight “…that many art lovers are not clear about how works of art come into being and about their internal and external structure.” —Daimler Art Collection






(Photo: MoMA)