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.
A hall of art surrounded by nature, supported by 121 individually designed pillars created by famous artists from all over the world: Bernd Zimmer has been pursuing this idea and its realization for over 30 years. The volume is lavishly illustrated and documents its creation, showing all the artists’ pillars in detailed individual photos.
Kabul was once famous as a city of blossoming gardens. What once was, can one day become again, wrote the political scientist Ekkehart Krippendorff. In line with this motto, some twenty artists from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Iran, Turkey, the United States and Switzerland reflect on a different Kabul, without ignoring the past and present crises.
The Olympiapark in Munich is one of the most famous projects of the landscape architect Günther Grzimek (1915–1996), yet his entire oeuvre has proved to be pioneering and timeless. He advocated for a new form of urban green space in Germany, a “demokratisches Grün” (democratic green space), while also campaigning for practice-oriented training in landscape architecture.
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.