Caspar David Friedrich and the Subject of Landscape / Edition 2 by Joseph Leo Koerner | 9781861894397 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Caspar David Friedrich and the Subject of Landscape / Edition 2

Caspar David Friedrich and the Subject of Landscape / Edition 2

by Joseph Leo Koerner
     
 

ISBN-10: 1861894392

ISBN-13: 9781861894397

Pub. Date: 09/15/2009

Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited

Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840) is heralded as the greatest painter of the Romantic movement in Germany, and Europe’s first truly modern artist. His mysterious and melancholy landscapes, often peopled with lonely wanderers, are experiments in a radically subjective artistic perspective—one in which, as Freidrich wrote, the painter depicts not &

Overview

Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840) is heralded as the greatest painter of the Romantic movement in Germany, and Europe’s first truly modern artist. His mysterious and melancholy landscapes, often peopled with lonely wanderers, are experiments in a radically subjective artistic perspective—one in which, as Freidrich wrote, the painter depicts not “what he sees before him, but what he sees within him.” This vulnerability of the individual when confronted with nature became one of the key tenets of the Romantic aesthetic.

            Now available in a compact, accessible format, this beautifully illustrated book is the most comprehensive account ever published in English of one of the most fascinating and influential nineteenth-century painters.

            “This is a model of interpretative art history, taking in a good deal of German Romantic philosophy, but founded always on the immediate experience of the picture. . . . It is rare to find a scholar so obviously in sympathy with his subject.”—Independent

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861894397
Publisher:
Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/15/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
671,575
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

PART I

Romanticizing the World

1 From the Dresden Heath

2 The Subject of Landscape

3 Romanticism

PART II

Art as Religion

4 The Non-Contemporaneity of the Contemporary

5 Sentimentalism

6 Friedrich’s System

7 Symbol and Allegory

8 The End of Iconography

PART III

The Halted Traveller

9 Entering the Wood

10 Theomimesis

11 Reflection

12 Déjà vu

 

Afterword

Sources and Bibliography

List of Illustrations

Index

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