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Books & Magazines December, 15 2008

Friedensreich Hundertwasser Catalogue Raisonne

Friedensreich Hundertwasser: born Friedrich Stowasser, he lived and died as Friedensreich (meaning “realm of peace”) Hundertwasser – a name he chose for himself. Architect, ecologist, painter, designer, writer, innovator … his list of talents goes on and on. Hundertwasser reinvented the art of living as an artist 24 hours a day.

The lifework of this prolific creator is brought together for the first time in this limited edition of 10,000 copies. Hundertwasser began to number and catalogue his work in 1954 and had completed the task for his entire oeuvre, including short histories to accompany each work, before his untimely death in February 2000. He worked closely with TASCHEN on this project, designing the layout and the book itself: with rounded edges and a cover with colored velvet on black linen, the Catalogue Raisonné is an exquisite work of art.

The publication is limited to a run of 10,000 copies world wide and includes two volumes contained in a custom slip cover designed by Hundertwasser.

Page views of Friedensreich Hundertwasser, 1928 – 2000 follow.

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