he's one of my all time favorites, i think because the drawings are all so erotic and just plain weird, he's not mentioned as much as bruno taut and the other german expressionist architects, but the level of fantasy in the is pretty incredible. i have the same book, and have always hoped for a nice big monograph in english someday!!!!
"If you build it, I will come"? Very appropriate :)This guy is stunning. What we need now is a multi-millionaire willing to fund the construction of some of those designs.Some of those erotic works remind me a little of Boris Artzybasheff.
Really interesting works, I like it very much. This art is excellent and it's hardly to believe it was created so long ago. Thanx for emailin' me a link to this post. Peace from Slovakia! ;)
Thank you all for the comments.Steve, my next search is for stuff by Hablik -- there's an amazing sketch by him in the Obrist book. I still need to check out Taut.
I stumbled upon your site while looking for information on Robert Walser. I am overwhelmed by your blog!!!! The imagery, your research, and the overall focus with its many branching nodes re-inspired my love of odd books and illustration.
Fascinating art and design sense! I wonder if Roger Dean (artist on many of the "Yes" albums) was inspired by Finsterlin's work?
Very fascinating. Thanks for introducing me to this visionary and bizarrelly talented architect-poet.The concept of lving in a womb reminds me of Niki de Saint Phalle's house-sculpture in her Tarot Garden. I agree with Cy: too bad that he didn't have a rich patron to help him actualize his ideas!
wonderful mental mini break, thank you. You helped make me smile today. VG!