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Hundertwasser: 1928-2000; Personality, Life, Work (Midi S.) [Hardcover]

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A portrait of the artist by the artist himself (TASCHEN's 25th anniversary special edition) Friedensreich Hundertwasser: born as Friedrich Stowasser, he lived and died as Friedensreich (meaning "realm of peace") Hundertwasser?a name he chose for himself. Architect, ecologist, painter, designer, writer, innovator? his list of talents goes on and on. Hundertwasser reinvented the art of living as an artist 24 hours a day. This book comprises Volume I from the limited-edition Hunderstwasser book set, with selected paintings, architecture works, projects, and manifestos. The text by Wieland Schmied, a longtime personal friend of Hundertwasser, traces the life and work of one of the century's most fascinating artistic personalities. Produced in collaboration with Hundertwasser (who supervised the project and designed the layout himself) just before his untimely death, this book is not only a testament to his unparallelled career but a living legacy.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   400
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.5" Width: 8" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   4.25 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2005
Publisher   Taschen
ISBN  3822841099  
ISBN13  9783822841099  

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More About Wieland Schmied, Andreas Furst, Hundertwasser & Harry Rand

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! WIELAND SCHMIED is an art historian and was a longtime friend and companion of Hundertwasser. He is president of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Art and is the author of numerous books, including the catalogue raisonne of Hundertwasser's works.

Wieland Schmied was born in 1929.

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1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History > Schools, Periods & Styles
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Artists, A-Z > General
3Books > Subjects > History > Europe > Austria

Reviews - What do customers think about Hundertwasser: 1928-2000; Personality, Life, Work (Midi S.)?

Hundertwasser  Sep 9, 2007
When ordering this book I selected a used copy and was thrilled when the book arrived - it is in pristine condition.

Very prompt and efficient service.
Absolutely great art suitable for framing  Feb 24, 2007
I love the art of Hundertwasser and this portfolio provides about 10 small poster sized paintings (16" x 20") that easily can be removed from the book; the book is designed for clean and easy removal for each painting.

So far, I have framed two paintings, one for the living room and one for the office.

I would like to see Taschen bring out additional portfolios with new Hundertwasser prints.

I am incredible pleased with this product and amazed at the low cost, just over $10. A huge bargain!
title  May 3, 2006
the vivid colour reproductions were awsome, true to the origionals i'm sure, and i really enjoyed seeing Hundertwasser's archetectural models. I could have done without some of the authors wordy notes and at times he was refering to works that weren't even included in the book. I was very happy to get to read some of Hundertwassers own words, and it was nice to see early photos of the artist and some of his home in New Zealand.
found wanting  Mar 24, 2004
This is a nice portfolio of prints of his artwork. It only covers twelve of his paintings, and one print of the poster he did of the Hundertwasser-Haus in Vienna. Although there are very few pages, they are quite large, and have beautiful colors. This is definately coffee-table sized. This portfolio contains very little. Would have liked to see more of his architecture.
I salute your Spirit!  Jun 21, 2000
Hundertwasser died early this year in a little town in the North of New Zealand. Eventhough I had never met the man, I felt saddened, as I had come of know of him, and his work from this book, which is a biography of sorts.

While for me, the great attraction was the beautiful quality of the reproductions which replicated the pure pure colours, the text is mostly in an interview format, and one gets to hear Hundertwasser's 'voice' - and from that his spirit. I found myself wondering at times, if it was solely his work, or his passion which made the legend of Hundertwasser. The artist has strong opinions about everything, from garden gnomes to his hatred for conventional and boring buildings. I found his concepts of 'tree tenents' (trees should live with us in apartments) and houses that should be indistinguishable from above (by growing grass roofs) fascinating. However, at the end of the day, it is his bold use of colour - vivid, vibrant, confrontational colour coupled with his enigmatic yet child-like imagery, which glows in my memory.


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