Hermann Obrist

Sculpture, Space, Abstraction Around 1900
Museum Bellerieve, Zurich; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich;
Scheidegger & Spiess, Zurich, 2008
265 x 195 mm, 248 pages

Hermann Obrist (1863–1927) was one of most influential founders and visionaries of the art nouveau movement in Germany. His diverse oeuvre includes tapestries, ceramics, furniture designs, metalwork, and sculptures, such as monuments and fountains.

The book presents the entire scope of Obrist’s work for the very first time. The approach behind the book counters established methods of book design that seek to keep an objective distance from historical material. Instead, the design endeavors to establish a formal closeness to the subject matter.