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.