Treasures and Locations of the Bavarian State Painting Collections
The Bavarian State Painting Collections are world famous. Every year visitors from every corner of the globe flock to the Pinakotheken in Munich. But few of them realise that the high-quality stocks of this unique collection extend far beyond the city boundaries. This attractive volume now leads visitors for the first time through all 19 galleries of the State Painting Collections in Bavaria.
For more than thirty years the Tegernsee artist Herbert Beck (1920–2010) created numerous small watercolours which he himself called his miniatures. They arose from scraps of paper on which the painter, while working, wiped off his dripping paintbrush. Out of these random colour combinations Herbert Beck created small compositions in their own right, depicting atmospheric landscapes or expressive figures.
Clouds have been my foothold all along – glass and paintings
Erwin Eisch, a pioneer of the international Studio Glass movement, has helped establish the medium in Europe. His distinctively distorted glass vessels and imaginative sculptures of mould-blown glass challenge the distinctions between art forms and between realism and abstraction.
This attractively designed publication documents the work of Hirmer Verlag during the past 65 years. Since 1948 a total of over 1,100 titles have appeared under this brand name. True to the motto “Art books that set standards,” the publishers have always worked in the service of art, upholding their determination to maintain the very highest quality. A book about those who make books and those who sell them, about book art and art books, about partnership with museums and loyalty ...
The Bavarian architect Hans Döllgast (1891–1974) was accepted into the international canon of modern architecture quite late, but then remained a part of it all the longer. His most important achievements after 1945 were the “creative restorations” of buildings in Munich that had been destroyed by war: the Alte Pinakothek, the Basilica of St. Boniface, and the major municipal cemeteries.