Menschen Tiere Abenteuer.

Photographs by Andreas Züst. Edited by Mara Züst.
Edition Patrick Frey, Zürich, Switzerland, 2016. In English and German. 304 pp., 380 black-and-white illustrations, 7½x10¼".



Publisher's Description

The camera was Swiss photographer-artist-collector Andreas Züst’s (1947–2000) constant companion. On walks through countryside by day or city by night, he kept a photographic diary with his camera, making notes on each subject and event in his almanacs. The first almanac, covering the years 1978–83, is the basis for this new publication, Menschen Tiere Abenteuer ('People Animals Adventures'). Edited by his daughter, Mara, and presented in gritty 1960s documentary fashion with full-bleed, grainy black-and-white images collaged on each page, this book is a diary-like journey into her father’s eccentric life. Züst’s observations of visual phenomena, social ties and contemporary events, presented in chronological order, range widely from Zürich’s Bahnhofstrasse and nocturnal street scenes to patterns in ice and portraits of the artist Anton Bruhin and his own family. This chronological perspective may well be the most revealing approach to the artist and his rather melancholy work.


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