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From Albrecht Dürer to Andy Warhol

$ 55.00

With holdings of more than 160,000 works on paper, the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich, the famous university’s collection of prints and drawings, is one of the largest and finest of its kind in Switzerland and internationally. Albrecht Dürer, Maria Sibylla Merian, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Pablo Picasso are represented alongside contemporary greats such as Louise Bourgeois, Miriam Cahn, Fischli/Weiss, Urs Lüthi, and Shirana Shahbazi. Founded in 1867 as a classical academic study collection, the archive serves today as a focal point for scholars and art-lovers alike, and as the means for exchange between the university and the public.

This lavishly illustrated book takes readers on a fascinating journey across six centuries of art history, featuring some 300 of the collection’s highlights. An introductory essay on the history and evolution of the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich and brief texts on forty selected works accompany the illustrations. From Albrecht Dürer to Andy Warhol is rounded off by personal statements by contemporary artists and researchers from various disciplines, who testify to and comment on the significance and relevance of the collection’s holdings.

Paperback, 312 pages
Scheidegger & Spiess

ISBN 9783039421558