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Mack traces Josephsohn’s evolution as an artist, charting his initial years and first successes as he broke onto the scene and carved out a place in twentieth-century art. He explores the power and complexity of Josephsohn’s standing and reposing figures, reliefs, and busts, analyzing how Josephsohn employs space, volume, and light in his pieces. Georg Gisel’s striking photographs capture the fragile plaster figures-in-progress standing in Josephsohn’s studio, revealing them to be meditations on fate and the accidents of existence. An unprecedented study of an important, yet lesser-known, European sculptor, Hans Josephsohn will be invaluable to anyone interested in the development of contemporary and Swiss art.