At the beginning of this year, I edited and published a catalogue of artwork which included Dennis Konstantin, Micha Colory Krebs and myself. So naturally when I went to Vienna in March for Ernst Fuch’s 80th birthday celebrations, I took our catalogue with. I visited De Es Schwertberger in his studio and showed him the catalogue.
He was very impressed with the quality of the printing and binding. Thus he decided that he’d use the same printing service for a book of his own, that had been published almost thirty years before, but now out of print, “Bilderbuch für Planetarier” (Picture Book for Panetarians). Almost all of the paintings from the Stone Period 1972 – 1979 are reproduced, including the Philosopher’s Stone pictures and the Stone-Images from the book “Heavy Light”.
The Book is 148 pages printed on premium paper with a matte finish and bound with a hard cover. The initial version is in German, but if he receives enough interest he will have it translated in to English.
Bilderbuch für Planetarier is available from Blurb.com.
Here is an interactive preview of the book.
[…] De Es Schwertberger did all of us younger artists the honour of exhibiting with us and bridging the worlds of the established Fantastic Realists to that of the emerging, oft referred to as, Visionary artists. However, the term Visionary is still up for debate. […]