Book series LOUNGE 2 – volume V
Editor: Kurt Ries
He believed the “Fountain of Cressida” in Corfu was the place where Nausicaa had washed her laundry, but the island of the Phaeacians remains a dream. The German wholesale merchant Heinrich Schliemann was a cosmopolitan and a genius. Or was he just a dreamer? He sees Homer´s epics mainly as works of art but reads them in his own way. Eventually, he excavates a seafarers´ realm from the Late Helladic period and becomes the father of Mycenaean archeology.
The world of Homer, on the other hand, falls into a later period – the time of meanders and vase painting ca. 800 B.C. that marks the transition between craftwork and visual art. To commemorate Homer´s legacy with contemporary imagery, and honor the achievements of the world-famous archeologist at the occasion of his 200th birthday, 65 artists from 30 countries came together and went on their own transcendental quest.
International Artworks and Poems
Bilingual art gift book with 75 artworks and 28 haiku poems from 30 countries.
Art and Poetry from around the world
As in the Odyssey, the self-assertion of an intelligent hero that refuses to give up is also a constant theme in Schliemann´s life. The editor of this art inspired almanac has divided the artworks from around the world into chapters and added slogans describing their respective artistic styles, selected haiku poems, quotes and illustrations. The result is a multifaceted homage from the imaginative perspective of modern artists. This book is intended as a gift in the spirit of international understanding and peace.
Odyssey of Life – Odyssee des Lebens (Homage to Homer)
The printed book is available in the book trade and in internet bookshops.
- Publisher: Re Di Roma-Verlag
- Language: English, German
- Size: 21 x 21 cm
- ISBN-10 : 3985275602
- ISBN-13 : 978-3985275601
Book participants can purchase any number of the book from the publisher or bookseller Peecho at the reduced author’s price. Please find more information here!
Book design awards – as part of the book project:
- Cover: Kathie Pettersson (Sweden) – 1st Prize
- Back cover: Yvan Bedard (Canada), Vicky Tsalamata (Greece) – 2nd Prize
- Titel page: Susan Borowitz (USA) – 3rd Prize
- Chapter pages with poems – seven „Honorable Mentions“: Ivana Gagić Kičinbači (Croatia), Aomi Kikuchi (Japan), d. W. Whitfield (France), Philip Noyed (USA), Winnie KS Hui (Hong Kong), Takanori Iwase (Japan), Igal Permuth (Guatemala)
Blog post in our German online journal