Schwarzflug

Oliver Schwarz—Drawings and Paintings

The pictorial world of Swiss architect Oliver Schwarz

 

Title Information

With texts and a conversation with Oliver Schwarz by Rahel Hartmann Schweizer

1st edition

, 2018

Texts English and German

Flexicover

520 pages, 401 color illustrations

17.5 x 30 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-589-7

Content

Oliver Schwarz is a well-known architect in his native Switzerland. Less widely known is his skill as an artist and the inventor of a series of incredible flying contraptions. Here to bring Schwarz’s body of artistic work to a wider audience is Schwarzflug, the first book to focus on his paintings, drawings and inventions over three decades.

Schwarzflug features three hundred large, full-color illustrations to demonstrate the impressive range of Schwarz’s work, which comprises both analog—pastel, ink drawing, acrylic, oil, watercolor—and digital techniques with equal accomplishment. In an interview published alongside the illustrations, Schwarz offers insight into his creative process. He elaborates on the relationship between his art and the flying contraptions he has invented, on his sense of space while painting, and on the manipulable nature of digitally produced art. Additional texts offer short descriptions of the images and explore associations with Western artistic traditions.

Authors & Editors

Rahel Hartmann Schweizer

 is a Swiss scholar of art and architectural history and a freelance writer, curator, and lecturer.

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Cover

Image 027, undated, Oil pastels on transparent paper, 30 x 52 cm

Image 065, 1984, Oil pastels on white paper, 42 x 59,4 cm

Image 068, 1984, Oil pastels on white paper, 42 x 59,4 cm

Image 091, 1984, Oil pastels on white paper, 42 x 59,4 cm

Image 135, 1985, Oil pastels on white paper, 42 x 59,4 cm

Image 149, Ticino, 1985 Oil pastels on white paper, 42 x 59,4 cm

Image 234, Berner Rosen, 2017, Drawing ink on white paper, 59,4 x 42 cm

Image 249, 2017, Drawing ink on white paper, 59,4 x 84,1 cm

Image 290, 2017, Drawing ink on Japanese paper, 69 x 110 cm

Image 339, 2017, Acrylic on white paper, 29,7 x 42 cm

Image 383, 2017, Drawing ink on sketch paper, 30 x 40 cm

Image 522, 2017, Photo, bluetooth pen on iPad, 1800 x 2400 px

Image 534, 2017, Bluetooth pen on iPad, 1800 x 2400 px

Image 618, 2017, Bluetooth pen on iPad, 1800 x 2400 px

 

All images printed must come with respective picture credit and may only be published in connection with a book review.

 

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