By (author) Daniel Arasse
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Anselm Kiefer by Daniel Arasse
Book DescriptionArasse takes as his starting point the 1980 Venice Biennale, a key moment in the artist's career, as it marked the birth of both his international reputation and the controversy over the "Germanness" of his work. Through the six main chapters, the author delves into the central themes of Kiefer's paintings and their evolution. Nordic and Germanic mythologies, Jewish mysticism, the cosmos, the legends of the ancient world, links between heaven and earth, men and the gods, transmutation, the role of the human body - all of these lie at the heart of Kiefer's thought. Interspersed with the main discussion are five sub-chapters that shed a new light on the fabric and subject of Kiefer's art by examining his favourite motifs and the ways that they have mutated through time and thematic shifts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500093023
(310mm x 248mm x mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Daniel Arasse
Anselm Kiefer, Paperback (September 2014)
Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945) is one of the most important and controversial artists at work in the world today. This title analyses Kiefer's education, influences, philosophy and art, while demonstrating the unity and continuity of his work.
Take a Closer Look, Hardback (August 2013)» View all books by Daniel Arasse
What happens when we look at a painting? What do we think about? What do we imagine? How can we explain, even to ourselves, what we see or think we see? And how can art historians interpret with any seriousness what they observe? This title deals with these questions.
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Author Biography - Daniel Arasse
Daniel Arasse is currently Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales. Among his many previous publications is Vermeer: Faith in Painting.
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