October 30th, 2011 by Leo Plaw Other language versions  

Bruno Weber – Das künstlerische Lebenswerk

Das künstlerische Lebenswerk (The artistic life’s work)

The painter and sculptor Bruno Weber has created in two streams of his life work of the past 50 years: his painterly oeuvre and a magical realm of sculpture. Encircled by trees and water bodies are growing shapes, fantastic in form and color. The lavishly illustrated deluxe volume provides an insight into the imagery of the artist and a tour of Bruno Weber‘s Sculpture Park in Spreitenbach, Switzerland.

Here dreams have become stone. And blaze from the stones his dreams. Bruno Weber has worked his sculptures in many designs and implemented them with great craftsmanship. Figures, gates and bridges are all expressed unmistakably with Weber’s spirit and his unique mark. Mythical creatures and creeping plants, green rest areas and houses, phantasmagoria, usually friendly, sometimes disturbing. They are both practical and sprawling. On these chairs and tables one can rest and dine splendidly. Nature’s seasons and human culture merge into a sensual, tangible experience.

In honour of Bruno Weber‘s 80th birthday, this book presents his life’s work in numerous haunting photographs of overall views to close-ups. The writer Franz Hohler, the art critic Fritz Billeter, historian and journalist Peter Arnet Helene K. Wehrli and squat novel approach this fascinating universe in their own way. Documented also are the political and legal building obstacles that Bruno Weber had to overcome in lengthy legal battles.

The book “Bruno Weber – the artistic life’s work” from Hirmer Verlag is now on sale.

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