Peter Hächler by Gabrielle HächlerPeter Hächler by Gabrielle Hächler

Peter Hächler

EditorGabrielle Hächler, Sabine Schaschl

Hardcover | July 15, 2016

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Peter Hächler (1922–99) was one of the most formally radical, and most revered, sculptors in contemporary Swiss art. His work was characterized by a geometric rigor leavened by an intuitive playfulness, even as he took to working with industrial materials like concrete, plastic, cast iron, and stainless steel. Many of his sculptures are truly monumental, vast works designed for display in public spaces and serving as art-in-architecture.
This book takes a close look back at Hächler’s art from a contemporary prespective. It features nearly forty of his sculptures, newly photographed for the book, alongside a thoughtful essay by art historian Martino Stierli setting his art in its postwar Swiss context and a piece by curator Sabine Schaschl with his widow and daughter exploring his life and inspirations.
Gabrielle Hächler is an architect and founding partner of Fuhrimann Hächler Architects in Zurich. Sabine Schaschl is an art historian and the director of the Museum Haus Konstruktiv in Zurich.  
Title:Peter HächlerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 12 × 8 × 0.5 inPublished:July 15, 2016Publisher:Scheidegger and SpiessLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3858815055

ISBN - 13:9783858815057