“The Ocean Book”: An odyssey from Atlantis to Sardinia
A fascinating collection of texts about the many mysteries of the ocean, selected by Matthias Reiner and subtly illustrated by Quint Buchholz, was released by the Insel publishing house on March 9, 2020.
On 119 classily designed pages, authors as diverse as Plato and Thomas Mann, Axel Hacke and Judith Schalansky marvel at the everlasting sway of the waves, at lost islands, mighty monsters, fateful adventures, bourgeois beach vacations, and much more.
A many-facetted anthology and a beautiful gift book, as well as perfectly light vacation reading: A pirate’s chest filled with pictorial and narrative ocean treasures that manage to spark both yearning and awe.
„The sea is a space of yearning that fuels the desire for new horizons, and Buchholz, one of the best-known illustrators of the country and virtuoso of the shades of blue, knows its moods and light ambiance only too well.”
(Udo Watter for Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2020)
“Clever and gorgeous”
(Petra Herrmann for Kultura the Online Magazine, 2020)
Matthias Reiner and Quint Buchholz
Hardcover 119 pages
€ 14,00 (D)