200 Years of Style and Indomitability
The Braunfels-Hildebrand family reflects two hundred years of European cultural history. Wolfgang Herles tells it in an adept way, with a fine eye for the different art métiers and epochs.
Across five generations, the Braunfels-Hildebrand family has produced important artists who have set new standards in music, art, architecture, and literature. What unites the individual artists is a high regard for the classical ideals of beauty and, like a rock in the surf, an unbending resistance to the spirit of the age. Wolfgang Herles portrays the dazzling figures and their multifaceted work and in doing so tells a fascinating family story comparable to that of the Brentanos, Mendelssohns or Weizsäckers.