Book look: Riecke & Rembrandt

2The people of Munich are considered being comparably laid back and relaxed, even in their busy workday routine. Nevertheless, the city is bustling with commuters, tourists and partygoers 24 hours a day. Now a photographer presents his collection of images depicting deserted squares and streets. “Silent Space München” features astonishing black and white photographs by Jens Riecke. The snapper took pictures of well-known spots across the city with no human being in sight, including Königsplatz, Ludwigstraße, Pinakothek der Moderne and Olympiapark. “Silent Space München” is an exciting experience as the book also includes poems by seven authors: Katja Huber, Andrea Heuser, Christoph Lindenmeyer, Birgit Müller-Wieland, SAID, Fridolin Schley and Karin Fellner. “Silent Space München” and a collection of wonderful photos taken in the city of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart called “Silent Space Salzburg” have been released by Verlag Anton Pustet. The publishing house also presented “Pflanzenreich. Gartenparadiese in Höhenlagen” by Rosalie Hötzer featuring tips and information regarding plants and herbs in the mountains and a collection of Christmas tales called “Stubenadvent. G’schichtn von früher”.

Silent Space München
By Jens Riecke
Published by Verlag Anton Pustet (

“Rembrandt” by Michael Bockemühl helps discovering the brilliant artistic universe of the Dutch master. Rembrandt is still one of the most famous and influential painters of all time. This 1100-page publication – which is part of a Taschen art book series also featuring releases about Albrecht Dürer, Caravaggio, Rene Magritte and many others – offers an excellent overview on his oeuvre, especially on episodes from the Bible and portraits of influential fellow countrymen and family members. Many myths and incorrect information still exist today regarding the life and inspirations of Rembrandt. Michael Bockemühl contributes informative texts concerning Rembrandt’s personal environment. The University Witten/Herdecke lecturer also deciphers the background stories of his celebrated art which is on display in the world’s top museums – from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum to the National Gallery in London and the Louvre in Paris.

By Michael Bockemühl
Published by Taschen (

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