Linea. Vom Umriss zur Aktion

Die Kunst der Linie zwischen Antike und Gegenwart

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Linea. Vom Umriss zur Aktion
Die Kunst der Linie zwischen Antike und Gegenwart

Text(s) by Matthias Haldemann, Julia Gelshorn, Stephan E. Hauser, Michael Lüthy, Raphael Rosenberg, Marco Obrist, Michel Roth, ed. Kunsthaus Zug, graphic design by Monika Sommerhalder


2010. 320 pp., 276 ills.


17.90 x 24.70 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-2795-2

Showcasing exemplary works from various epochs and media

The line is a simple, basic element, but as art has developed, the line has proved to be highly versatile and ambiguous. From a strictly scientific standpoint, one can neither see nor touch a line as an imaginary link between two points. Even so, it represents a concept of the visible world and is a product of human thought. New worlds are always emerging out of this modest, fundamental element.

The thematic arc of this publication spans antiquity to the present day: from Pliny, Raphael, Dürer, and Pontormo to Edgar Degas, Egon Schiele, Joan Miró, Roman Signer, and Fischli/Weiss.

The book features a wide variety of media: drawings, prints, paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, and video. It also highlights outstanding interdisciplinary references by the visual arts to architecture, the applied arts, music, dance, literature, and science.

Exhibition schedule: Kunsthaus Zug, November 21,2010–March 27, 2011

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