Raised in a home that also served as headquarters for his father's publishing house, the Albert Züst Verlag, Andreas Züst himself began to publish books in 1994. While these publications were, at first, relatively small productions composed in collaboration with artist friends, by the end of the decade Züst's projects became increasingly ambitious. One outstanding example of his editorial work during this period is "Karlheinz Weinberger: Photos, 1954-1995". Unfortunately, plans to further develop this publishing endeavor came to an abrupt end with Züst's early death.
In Andreas Züst's lifetime, five publications of his work were released, including two exhibition catalogues, and books entitled "Kamera", "Bekannte Bekannte", and "Bekannte Bekannte 2". "Bekannte Bekannte" (Notable Acquaintances) was released in 1987 as book No. 1 at Edition Patrick Frey. The book's contents-561 snapshots of over 600 individuals, each accompanied by witty captions-were developed in collaboration with the artist Olivia Etter, who was also involved in the staging of many of the images themselves. This was not so much a traditional photography book as a guided tour through Züst's vision of two decades, a series of impressions of the seventies and eighties. As Patrick Frey once described it, this publication was a "collective memory book."
To date, there have been six additional posthumous publications. Images in "Fluoreszierende Nebelmeere" (Fluorescent Seas of Mist) capture the winter fog that, illuminated from below by artificial light sources, blankets the Swiss plateau. The approximately sixty pictures that make up this series belong to the "Heaven" image cycle, the basis for which was a multimedia installation that originated in a fruitful collaboration with Peter Weber, a Swiss writer similarly interested in fog. Weber served as co-editor, with Mara Züst, of a recent publication, also called "Himmel" (Heaven), that gathers Andreas Züst's most important images of celestial phenomenon, presenting these photographs in conjunction with texts written by various authors as well as with topical, excerpted fragments from books in his private library. Various further publications are under consideration, publications that might include an as-yet untouched collection of photographs of the Arctic or Züst's images of extraordinary architectural structures.