Not all artists oeuvre can, will, or deserve to be collected in a CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ. But Hilma af Klint’s (1862–1944) work demands it: her oeuvre holds a message and reveals a philosophy. For the first time ever, the reader will be able to review the complete works of Hilma af Klint in this historical document divided into seven volumes. It is undeniably one of Sweden’s most fascinating collections of artistic output. The first volume, The Paintings for the Temple, will be published in autumn 2020.
On assignment from Erik af Klint (1901–1981) – the only heir of Hilma af Klint’s works as well as the only donor to and founder of The Hilma af Klint Foundation (1972) – the paintings are presented in the same order as the anthroposophist Olof Sundström placed them in 1945.
The works are printed in an exclusive edition designed by Patric Leo. The series is produced in co-operation with The Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation, and features introductions by Daniel Birnbaum and Kurt Almqvist. A separate slipcase containing the seven volumes will be available in autumn 2021.
Spiritualistic Drawings shows af Klint’s works from 1896–1905. The abstraction in Hilma af Klint’s pictures developed over time; it was a process in which a group of female friends, The Five, played a major role. The members of the group acted as mediums and deemed themselves receivers of messages from spirits regarding the development of humanity.
Hilma af Klint: Spiritualistic Drawings 1896–1905
190 illustrations. 31 x 24 cm. 220 pp.
Hilma af Klint: Parsifal and the Atom 1916–1917
Hilma af Klint: Late Watercolours 1922–1941
Hilma af Klint: Geometric Series and Other Works 1917–1920
Hilma af Klint: Landscapes, Portraits and Miscellanous Works 1886–1940
City, Civility and Capitalism
This anthology explores how Architecture, Urban Planning and Trade have contributed to Civility and Political order. Using Renaissance Italy as a starting point – where the first trading town was born – the writers bring us on a journey to modern cities and societies.
How can we create urban environments where the individual can flourish? Can townscapes in their own right generate happiness, and what role does architecture and trade play in creating civilised societies?
City, Civility and Capitalism
26 illustrations. 24 x 17 cm (portrait). 140 pp
Man and His Symbols
(Människan och hennes symboler)
Carl Gustav Jung’s Man and His Symbols is one of the most important classics of Analytical Psychology. In the book, Jung explains our dreams’ different symbols, a subject that is at least as thought provoking today as when the book was first published in 1964. With a new Swedish translation, this popular book is made accessible once again.
“This book, which was the last piece of work undertaken by Jung before his death in 1961, provides a unique opportunity to assess his contribution to the life and thought of our time, for it was also his first attempt to present his life-work in psychology to a non-technical public…” – The Guardian.
Text in Swedish
Människan och hennes symboler
400 illustrations. 24 x 17 cm. 510 pp