Within this sympathetic, oblong book, the reader may dive into the world of Klaus U. Hilsbecher. The introductory text by Catarina de Sousa Carvalho reveals the history of the museum and connections to Hilbecher’s work and the history ‘100 Years Marinha Grande 1917-2017’ and the fundamentals of the glass industry by Cidália Ferreira, through which Hilsbecher introduces his connection with Portugal and glass. Then director of the Glasmuseum Hentrich in the Museum Kunstpallast, Düsseldorf, Germany, Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk describes both natural and man-made structures along with the role of the artist.
In chapter The Artist Klaus U. Hilsbecher by Kay Heyme isketched the sculptures in the exposition and is followed by pages further describing these works through excellent and variously sized photographs and small descriptive texts and the book closes with a biography.
Very well made, this book will continue to be the best manual to study the exposition’s oeuvre of Klaus U. Hilsbecher.
Angela van der Burght