FREUD, Berggasse 19 - the Origin of Psychoanalysis

We are pleased to anounce our catalog FREUD, Berggasse 19 – The Origin of Psychoanalysis, which has been published on the occasion of our reopening after the renovation of the Sigmund Freud Museum. Edited by director Monika Pessler and Daniela Finzi, research director of the museum, the publication features contributions by renowned authors and over 200 illustrations, many of them prviously unreleased. Hermann Czech, lead architect of the museum's reconstruction, explains the architectural concept.

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Sigmund Freud himself was certainly aware of the significance of psychoanalysis when he founded it: he saw it on the same level as the Copernican revolution and Darwin’s theory of evolution. The theory of the subconscious, which today has the status of an anthropological paradigm, originated at Berggasse 19 in Vienna. Today, in the building where Freud lived and had his practice, there is a museum dedicated to him. This catalogue, devoted to the fascinating, pioneering history of psychoanalysis and its impact, is appearing in conjunction with the museum’s renovation. The book sheds light on Freud’s life and work and is amply supplemented with a presentation of the museum’s art collection. The insightful essays on psychoanalysis, along with the Freud Museum’s art collection (initiated by Joseph Kosuth) activate Freud’s legacy, allowing the imaginary and the imagination to meet in unique ways. An introduction by the multi-award-winning author Siri Hustvedt begins the book.

Ed. Monika Pessler, Daniela Finzi, text(s) by Siri Hustvedt, Monika Pessler, Hermann Czech, Daniela Finzi, Arkadi Blatow, Christfried Tögel, Philippe van Haute, Hermann Westerink, Viktor Mazin, Mai Wegener, Andreas Mayer, Liliane Weissberg, Elisabeth Roudinesco, Christine Diercks, August Ruhs, Ulrike May, Eran Rolnik, Michael Molnar, Roman Krivanek, Inge Pretorius, Michaela Raggam-Blesch, Heidemarie Uhl, Carol Seigel, Joseph Kosuth, Mario Codognato, Martin Prinzhorn

Graphic design by Martha Stutteregger


  1. 400 pp., 220 ills.