Publisher: Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2011
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112682
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Gray cloth-covered boards, with tipped-in four-color plate on cover and title stamped in black on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued. Paintings by Gerhard Richter. Text by Dietmar Elger, Oskar Bätschmann and Hubertus Butin. Includes a biography and a list of works. 176 pp. with approximately 100 four-color and black-and-white plates. 10-1/2 x 12-1/4 inches.
From the publisher: "The two great polar tendencies of Gerhard Richter's art -- pure abstraction and photo-realism -- have never been at odds with one another, and are in fact complementary aspects of Richter's total vision. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in his landscape work -- work which stretches the boundaries of one of painting's most cliché-ridden traditions. Since the late 1960s Richter's landscape paintings have formed an integral part of the artist's overall body of work, and one which this book documents in depth. Presented here in lush reproductions, these works are given the separate consideration they have always warranted, and the result is a book that can be counted among the most important on this seminal artist."