Founded in 1948, Hirmer Publishers soon established a name for art books produced to the highest standards. Over the past decade they have become equally well-known in English-speaking countries, with a reputation as one of the most prestigious publishers in this field. This survey of English titles from 2010 to 2020 encompasses a wealth of subjects across the centuries, from antiquity to the modern age.
Mary Bauermeister (*1934) is regarded as the “mother” of the Fluxus movement. During the 1960s she set out from the United States and conquered the art world with her lens boxes and stone spirals. Her works are represented in many major museums including MoMa and the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. This magnificent volume presents her artistic, enchanted studio not far from Cologne.
Hopetoun House, on the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh, is the seat of the Marquess of Linlithgow. The lavishly illustrated book presents the architecture (initially designed by Sir William Bruce in the 1690s and greatly extended by William Adam and his sons from the 1720s), sumptuously decorated rooms and art collection, as well as the landscape and gardens.
In the 1990s the landscape architect Peter Latz and his team developed a park beyond all fashions and trends. This volume provides insights into twelve years of planning and realisation through photographs, sketches, plans and explanations, and reveals to the reader the fascinating world that follows the industry.
In Minh Häusler’s oeuvre art and nature come together to form an unusual symbiosis. The floral creations made by the photographer and master of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana mesmerise the viewer with their clear and simultaneously powerful formal language, which allows the natural beauty of the flowers and blossoms to fully unfold.
Der expressionistische Bildhauer Bernhard Hoetger (1874–1949) gehörte mit Heinrich Vogeler und Paula Modersohn-Becker zum Künstlerkreis in Worpswede. Als Mitglied der Künstlerkolonie Darmstadt erarbeitete er bereits zuvor ein skulpturenreiches Gesamtkunstwerk im Platanenhain auf der Mathildenhöhe, das zu seinen Hauptwerken zählt.
When Frederick the Great (1712–1786) ascended the throne of Prussia, Potsdam was a small provincial town. By the end of his reign, it had become one of the most beautiful German royal residences. This book, produced on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Frederick the Great, shows the city’s rapid rise and the special relationship between the king and Potsdam.
The draftsman, painter and sculptor Menashe Kadishman is one of Israel’s most important artists, who also enjoys wide international acclaim. His sculptures are found throughout the world in museums, private collections, public places and sculpture parks. This volume presents his 20 most important sculptural works.
Anton Romako’s painting of “Admiral Tegetthoff in the Naval Battle of Lissa” is now celebrated as a visionary work, and is part of the canon of European art of the 19th century. This richly illustrated book traces the history of the picture and places it in the historical, military, and artistic context of its age.
Designing the 21st Century City ParkLand Art Generator Initiative, Mannheim
A beautiful regenerative landscape emerges within a city park, integrating clean energy in ways that improve human thriving. Land Art as Climate Action: Designing the 21st Century City Park expands the realm of the possible using existing clean energy technologies to create beautiful, sculptural modules that can plug into the smart post-carbon city.
In his photographic work, Ted Partin devotes himself to the image of the human being, one of the great emotional core themes of photographic history. Partin’s view of a youthful American society is presented for the first time in a museum context.
New York a garden paradise? You would hardly think so, but the city on the Hudson is a hidden El Dorado of garden design. This book shows some of the best examples of New York’s gardens, from the public parks to luxury roof gardens and private oases in the heart of Manhattan.