Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918) is one of the most important Swiss painters. His work, influenced by Realism and Symbolism, was and is widely shown all over Europe and prefigured art nouveau and modernist abstraction. His landscape paintings remain the most vital part of his oeuvre to this day. This book shows around 70 of his most beautiful and important landscape paintings and examines the importance of landscape in the creative development of this seminal Swiss painter. In his beginnings, Hodler was influenced by the late Romantics and French landscape painting. He later developed his own quietly monumental style. In the last two decades of his life, he created a landscape oeuvre counting among the major achievements of modern European painting. An indispensable introduction to the work of this often neglected Swiss master.