Books spend approximately 99 percent of their lifetimes closed and unused on the shelf. What is often overlooked is that a book is more than a mere container for intellectual outpourings; it is also a shell housing something more sensuous. Dorothea Reese-Heim takes an artistic look here at how to experience a book with all of our senses. What results are subtle and often fragile artifacts that unfold a unique brand of bibliophilia.
The quiet, nearly monochromatic photographs in the new series Winterwald by Emanuel Raab display the rich forms of a natural space that only reveals itself in the winter months. Like a filigree drawing, the finely articulated lines of the underbrush, scrub and branches intertwine to form a detailed surface structure that settles down like a web atop the natural space, obscuring our view into the depth. Despite allobjectivity in observation, a romantic view of nature filters through in these subtly composed forest pictures.
Goldschmied zwischen Historismus und Werkbund
At the beginning of the 20th century, Ernst Riegel was one of Germanys pre-eminent goldsmiths. An artist and craftsman in one – this is how he saw himself, in contrast to many of his contemporaries who executed prototypes for industry and trade in the role of “designer.” ...
German photographer Frank Rothe has created an unusual portrait of China. Rothe breaks through the cliché that we usually think of "the Chinese" collectively and shows nude photographs of young and old citizens of Beijing and Shanghai ...