Panoramic images are part of the essence of Lucerne, where the front door of the art museum opens onto the towering panorama of the Alps, and where visitors already flock to see the Bourbaki Panorama and the Gornergrat Diorama in the Alpineum. Now, Patricia Bucher, a young Swiss artist of imposing vision, has created an unprecedented 360-degree panorama for the Kunstmuseum Luzern: a history of the art of warfare, across continents, cultures and centuries, 33 feet long by 24 inches high. Bucher began with over 2000 representations of war in a variety of media, scanned them and then created tumultuous scenes spilling over into one another, where varied ethnic groups, fighting styles, and weaponry from past and future centuries violently collide. This dynamic book is equally unusual, a full-color, 30-foot-long, heavy-paper pull-out that reproduces the entire artwork on a smaller scale. Call it our era’s Bayreuth Tapestry, or just call it brilliant.
Hardcover / 12 1/8 x 8 1/4 inches / 72 pp - concertina foldout
Retail Price: $115.00