Publisher: New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 112667
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with title stamped in copper on cover and spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Paintings, sculpture and installations by Anselm Kiefer. Text by Daniel Arasse. Includes a bibliography, index of illustrations, biography, exhibition history and selected publications. 328 pp., with approximately 400 four-color and black-and-white plates. 12-1/2 x 10 inches.
Fine in Fine dust jacket.
From the publisher: "German artist Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945) is one of the most important and controversial artists of the 20th century. From the time of his appearance at the 1980 Venice Biennale, through such diverse mediums as painting, photography, artist's books, installations, and sculpture, he has interpreted the great political and cultural issues at the heart of the modern European sensibility: the connections among memory, history, and mythology; war; the Holocaust; and ethnic and national identity. His lyrical explorations of 'Germanness' have prompted heated debate. In this extensively illustrated volume - the first complete survey of his work - Daniel Arasse analyzes Kiefer's education, influences, philosophy, and art. Organized both chronologically and according to the artist's recurrent motifs, the book's approximately images trace Kiefer's creative evolution, and present his great themes in their full scope and power."