Book Launch Anthologie Landschaft Lucius Burckhardt

Thursday, July 13, 2023, 6:00 pm

case studio VOGT, Stampfenbachstrasse 59, 8006 Zurich


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The book is also available at the book table of Lars Müller Publishers during the book launch at case studio VOGT.


In Anthologie Landschaft, sociologist Lucius Burckhardt (1925-2003) presumes a problematised concept of landscape. He questions: Why do we perceive the environment as a landscape, and under what circumstances?


The material for this debate is divided into nine chapters. The topics make one pause for thought: In Struggle with Nature, Arcadia, The City Dweller's View Over the City Wall, The Exotic as the Normal, The Sublime, The Journey to the Most Beautiful Place, The Cradle of Mankind, The Artificiality of Naturalness, and What Do the Gardeners Say?


After 40 years in the archives, the manuscript is published for the first time and illustrated from the extensive slide archive. Unpublished texts by Lucius Burkhardt summarise his ideas and insights and relate the consulted sources to one another. Through annotations, the core of the text is brought into the present and made usable for current discourses.


Edited by Thomas Kissling

With a foreword by Markus Ritter

With an afterword by Günther Vogt

With contributions by Amalia Bonsack, Jacqueline Burckhardt, Roger Diener, Anette Freytag, Hans Ulrich Reck, Markus Ritter, Magnus Rust, Karin Salm, Günther Vogt

Design: Integral Lars Müller

15 × 24 cm

997 pages, 1500 illustrations


2023, 978-3-03778-724-3, German