Who We Are – A Visual Library
Herbert Maier (b. 1959) has been working on this “encyclopedia,” which contains over 500 watercolors, since 2009. Originally from Germany, Meier—who studied with Emilio Vedova in Salzburg—has traveled to such places as Pakistan, India, Nepal, Mexico, Guatemala, Israel, Iran, and the tribal areas of West Africa. The images with which he brings back from across the globe are those that people have created of themselves and of others: faces, portraits, heads, and masks showing human culture in all its facets—from its beauty to its abysmal dimensions. Maier’s visual library is closely linked with these encounters with other people (and their artistic and cultural testimonies). This fascinating project, with texts by Isabell Herda and Volker Bauermeister, represents a successful attempt at global thinking: it bears witness to the availability of images as well as Maier’s passion for travel and collections.
Flexicover / 8 ½ x 11 ½ in. / 572 pp / 506 color
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