Die wesentliche Eigenart aber liegt in der Blüte
Anna Hilti

144 pp.

with 100 black-white and colour illustrations

thread-sewn hardcover

Leipzig March, 2020
ISBN: 9783959053112
Edition Number: 1

Width: 16.5 cm
Length: 24 cm

Language(s): German

Anna Hilti

Studio Krispin Heé, Krispin Heé, Tim Wetter

Georg Tscholl, Laura Locher

Even though his expertise in the field was self-taught, the teacher Dr Wilhelm Ganss is regarded as a pioneer of botany in Liechtenstein. In 1954 he published the essay “The Orchids of Liechtenstein”, in which he described the native orchids of his adopted country as well as the ecological conditions pertaining there. On the basis of this text, Anna Hilti decided to create a graphic interpretation of the spider-orchid (Ophrys sphegodes), which Ganss had studied in its natural habitat but which was now extinct in Liechtenstein. Further artistic and literary positions track the textual trail laid out by Ganss. Interviews with experts examine the causes and consequences of the disappearance of the spider-orchid. 


Anna Hilti (b. 1980), artist and illustrator, living in Zurich.

Krispin Hée (b. 1979), graphic designer, living in Berlin.

Georg Tscholl (b. 1973) is an assistant lecturer at the University of Vienna and a teacher in Sargans.

Laura Locher (b. 1985), fashion and costume designer, living in Zurich