Anselm Kiefer


This volume provides invaluable insight into the life and works of Anselm Kiefer, prolific contemporary German artist renown for his diverse body of work in painting, sculpture and installation


Matthew Biro


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Hardback
245 x 172 mm (9 5/8 x 6 3/4 in)
144 pp
120 colour illustrations
9780714861432 | 071486143X

ABOUT ANSELM KIEFER

Anselm Kiefer (b.1945) played a major role in shaping the landscape of post-war German art. His vision encompasses philosophy, history and literature – ranging from intimate books that explore German identity to monumental public sculpture installations. Conceptually, Kiefer urges viewers to challenge narratives of war, identity, religion, morality, memory and history. Visually, his paintings ooze physical tactility, incorporating such organic matter as straw and sand, so his canvases become sculptural and affective.

ABOUT PHAIDON FOCUS

Phaidon Focus is a groundbreaking new series that offers accessible, enjoyable and thought-provoking books on the visual arts.

Written by experts in their field, each of these lively and beautifully illustrated books, covers the entirety of the artist's work, exploring its origins, development, style and themes.
 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Matthew Biro is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Chair of the Department of the History of Art at the University of Michigan. An expert in twentieth-century art, he is the author of Anselm Kiefer and the Philosophy of Martin Heidegger (1998), and has also published in Art History and Artforum.

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David Smith
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