Hundertwasser in New Zealand: The Art of Creating Paradise

Book Author Andreas J. Hirsch
Rights Available World excl. NZ, Australia and German lanugage

This quality hardback will add significantly to the understanding and appreciation of the most renowned artist to adopt New Zealand as his home, Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Tracing his life and work in Aotearoa from his arrival in 1973 until his death in 2000, Hundertwasser in New Zealand adds an important chapter in the history of this brilliant artist and thinker, and includes detailed consideration of his architectural creations, including the the Hundertwasser Art Centre in Whangārei, which opened in February 2022.

About the Author
Andreas J. Hirsch, born in Vienna, Austria in 1961, is a writer, art curator and photographic artist. In 2011 he edited the book Hundertwasser — The Art of the Green Path and curated the exhibition of the same title for the twentieth anniversary of Kunst Haus Wien (Hundertwasser Museum) in Vienna.

His other writings include books on Pablo Picasso, Tina Modotti, HR Giger and Ludwig van Beethoven, and the history of Vienna. He has authored the children’s book Florian Featherlight and the Quest for the Magic Pearl, and the 2019 publication Creating the Future – A Brief History of Ars Electronica 1979–2019.


Oratia Books


Hardback, section sewn

Non Fiction


Publication Date
August 2022

Rights Available:
World excl. NZ, Australia and German lanugage

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Peter Dowling, Oratia Books

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