Golden Pixel Award 2010, Printissimo Award 2010

Maria Teschler-Nicola, Ernst Vitek, Helmut Wellendorf, Dominique Zimmermann
Edited by: Andreas Schwab
Photos: Lois Lammerhuber
24 x 32 cm, 400 pages, 204 photos
German, hardbound in a slipcase
ISBN: 978-3-901753-17-6
Oktober 2009


Darwins Palast, Darwin’s Palace, is a tribute to one of the world’s best museums and to an unequalled collection. The book opens on a detail from a museum frieze: an ape is holding up a mirror to man, showing him that he is only one among many other species – Darwin’s finding. The book makes us participate in the development of an impressive exposition. It makes us also cover the milestones of the origin of species by steps of millions of years – a light-footed and entertaining guide through the wonderful world of evolution. Fifteen researchers of the museum invite us on a specific little journey, making us meet with genetics, insects, parasites, religious and philosophical aspects of evolution or the origin of mankind.


Andreas Schwab

is a freelance author and editor. Since 1990, he has been press spokesman of the city of Vienna; since 2009, he has been in charge of internal communication at the Magistratsdirektion Wien for the „Hauptbahnhof Wien“ project.

Lois Lammerhuber

is a photographer and publisher. His close collaboration with GEO Magazine started in 1984, continues to this day, and has greatly influenced his approach to photography. His pictures have been published in hundreds of books and magazines and earned him international awards, including three times the Graphis Photo Awards for the world’s best photo report of the year. He joined the Art Directors Club New York in 1994. In 1996 he set up Edition Lammerhuber publishing house. In 2014 he received the Republic of Austria’s Cross of Honour, First Class, for Science and Art, followed in 2017 by the Golden Medal of Honour for Services to the City of Vienna, the Prize for Special Merit for Representative and Media Art by the City of Baden and the Grand Medal of Honour for Services to the Province of Lower Austria. In 2018 he became Director of the Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo.