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All about a geometric body that has not yet revealed all its secrets and potentials This monograph, rich in images and easy-to-understand shows how today, more than ever, the timelessly beautiful oloid serves as a source of inspiration and a functional element. In 1929, the sculptor, inventor and researcher Paul Schatz (1898-1971) discovered this geometric form. Schatz' lifework was characterized by this fundamentally new body, which emerged from movement, for which he sought and found new and pioneering applications for a number of decades. This is true for the fine arts and design, in technology and research, in architecture, philosophy or music. Close esthetic references to the contemporaneous sculptures of Naum Gabo, Constantin Brancusi, or Henry Moore are just as surprising as current homages to Paul Schatz by artists such as lafur El asson. As simple as it is complex, at the same time elegant and powerful, the oloid proves to be a universal body that has not yet revealed all its secrets and potentials.
About the Author
The Paul Schatz Society and the Paul Schatz Foundation have made it their task to disseminate the work of Paul Schatz and to see it as an impulse to engage with his thoughts and intentions both practically and theoretically.