Past, present and future are intensely connected. Even in times of massive change, knowledge about – cultural, political and economic – history instructs our understanding of the world around us and can help us comprehend the ways to shape the future.
In several of his books and projects, as diverse as their topics may seem, Andreas J. Hirsch tries to make such insights available. The history of Vienna, told in the mirror of the medium of photography since the early days following its invention, belongs here, as does the history of Ars Electronica over four decades since its visionary inception in 1979.
Monographs about artists as diverse as HR Giger, Ludwig van Beethoven, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Tina Modotti, or Pablo Picasso add to this arc of reflecting cultural histories through the focus of their lives and oeuvres.