Im Tempel des Ich. Das Künstlerhaus als Gesamtkunstwerk

Europa und Amerika 1800-1948

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Im Tempel des Ich. Das Künstlerhaus als Gesamtkunstwerk
Europa und Amerika 1800-1948

Text(s) by Michael Buhrs, Margot Th. Brandlhuber, Hubertus Günther, Hans Ottomeyer, Julius Bryant, Jean-Louis Cohen, Elizabeth Prettejohn, Ludger Derenthal, Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Michel Draguet, Helen Dorey, Daniel Robbins, Evelyn D. Trebilcock u.a., ed. Margot Th. Brandlhuber, Michael Buhrs, graphic design by Heinz Hiltbrunner

German

2022. 376 pp.,

hardcover

24.00 x 30.00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-5186-5

As treasure troves of creativity, the homes of artists reflect the intellectual worlds of their creators. Starting with the Villa Stuck in Munich—the aesthetic, conceptual cosmos and life’s work of the aristocratic artist Franz von Stuck—this unique volume integrates the artist’s house as a category into the international context and is the first to assign these buildings the status of major works. About twenty examples bring to life the fascination that these artistic fantasies hold for art lovers, including both existing projects and some which, although they have been lost, were of unique importance in their day and still retain their charisma. Along with paintings, sculptures, and photographs closely related to the houses, plans and models convey the correlation between art and life as well as the kind of harmony of the arts expressed in Richard Wagner’s historical concept of the total work of art. (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-3592-6)

Houses featured (selection): Sir John Soane’s Museum, London; William Morris Red House, Bexleyheath; Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Tiffany House, New York City; Mortimer Menpes’s flat, London; the Fernand Khnopff Villa, Brussels; Jacques Majorelle’s villa and garden, Marrakesh; Kurt Schwitters’ MERZbau, Hannover; Max Ernst’s house, Arizona

Exhibition schedule: Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, November 21, 2013–March 2, 2014

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