HANS ERNI: ELEMENTS OF FUTURE PAINTING
Frank Thiessing [Editor]: HANS ERNI: ELEMENTS OF FUTURE PAINTING. Zurich: Verlag Zollikofer & Co., St. Gallen, 1948. First edition. Text in English. Quarto. Red cloth stamped and decorated in white. Photographically printed dust jacket. 103 pp. 88 full-page reproductions, 13 in color. Jacket lightly worn to edges with chipped spine ends. A very good or better copy. Uncommon.
Frank Thiessing [Editor]
9.5 x 11 hardcover book with 103 pages with 88 full-page reproductions, 13 in color of Erni's work in Paintings, Prints, Murals, Graphic Design, Commercial Work, etc. The first monograph devoted to the work of this artistic outlier.
Hans Erni (born February 21, 1909) is a Swiss painter, designer and sculptor. Born in Lucerne, he is known in particular for illustrating postage stamps, activism, lithographs for the Swiss Red Cross, and participation on the Olympic Committee. The Hans Erni Museum, situated in the grounds of the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne, contains a large collection of artwork. He celebrated his 100th birthday in 2009.
Due to his absurdly long period of creativity, Erni's work is distinguished by its great diversity. His media extend from sculpture via painting to prints and book illustration, from exhibition design to the mural to tapestry. His themes are equally wide-ranging: after the impressive abstractions of the 1930s within the context of the avant-garde movement "Abstraction - Création" and the Swiss artists' group "Allianz", which he co-founded, his work increasingly gave visual expression to philosophical, social and political themes, and technology, science, sport and nature, as well as music.
Spreads from this volume can be viewed here.
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