GRAFTWORLD

Project type: Book

 

In Cooperation with: Aedes

 

Edited by: Kristin Feireiss, Hans Jürgen Commerell

 

Design: GRAFT

 

Graphic: Li Mei, Claudia Tong

 

Language: English, German, Chinese

 

Publisher: AEDES BERLIN (January 1, 2007)

 

Paperback: 234 pages

 

ISBN: 3-937093-76-1

 

Price: 121,65 EUR

About the Catalog
Graft World Reverse the Continental Drift

 

For a very simple reason, phylloxera (or vine pest) came to be established as heraldic animal of GRAFT: When in the middle of the 19th century the biggest part of the European vineyards, in particular their root areas, fell victim to infestation with vine pest, one of the most prestigious and identity-forming cultural achievements of the Occident was under existential threat. What a historical irony that at the time the stock of European vines could only be saved by importing American wild roots, which were immune against vine pest. An advanced European culture, renowned and respected worldwide, used the powers of their uncultivated and uncomplicated family relations. Even more: Left to its own resources, it was heading for extinction and only by grafting the mentioned noble sprigs onto the American cowboy stem could be made fit to survive.