Anselm Kiefer: Works on Paper in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Nan Rosenthal, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Anselm Kiefer: Works on Paper in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Anselm Kiefer: Works on Paper in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

by Nan Rosenthal
     
 

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Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945) is among the most highly regarded of contemporary artists. This volume, which accompanies an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, reproduces in full color 54 works on paper dating from 1969 to 1993. Representing a wide variety of mediums, from watercolors to manipulated photographs, they brilliantly reflect Kiefer's talent

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Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945) is among the most highly regarded of contemporary artists. This volume, which accompanies an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, reproduces in full color 54 works on paper dating from 1969 to 1993. Representing a wide variety of mediums, from watercolors to manipulated photographs, they brilliantly reflect Kiefer's talent for blending biting commentary and humor.

In her text, Nan Rosenthal concentrates on Kiefer's rich sociopolitical references to German culture and history, providing insights particularly appropriate for American and other non-German readers who may be unfamiliar with the artist's sources. Kiefer's remarks from two unpublished 1997 interviews with the author are of special interest, as Kiefer rarely permits himself to be quoted.

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This catalogue of the December 1998 exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art presents a detailed look at works on paper by Kiefer, the German artist whose work has continually dealt with the Holocaust as well as other elements of German culture and history. Representing a variety of media--watercolors, acrylics, painted-over photographs, and woodcuts--the 54 color reproductions of his works cover the years from 1969 to 1993 and reveal the artist's talent for blending biting commentary and humor. Also contains about 50 b&w illustrations that demonstrate pertinent connections to works by both Kiefer and other artists. Oversize: 10.25x11.25". Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870998874
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1998

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