Anselm Kiefer: The Seven Heavenly Palaces 1973-2001

Anselm Kiefer: The Seven Heavenly Palaces 1973-2001
Library Shelf Location 18.KIEF
Publication Date 2001
Description Born in the final weeks of World War II--in what Germans who wished to erase it from collective memory called Year Zero--Anselm Kiefer has long sought to come to grips with his country's Nazi past. This monograph traces his development as an artist through four blocks of work which reflect the most important currents in his complex oeuvre. Moving chronologically from microcosm to macrocosm, from the intimate spaces of "Attic Images" in the 70s through the vaster "Stone Halls" of the early 80s and the archaic-looking clay architectures he created in the 90s, Kiefer's pictorial spaces climaxed in the endless universes of "Images of the Cosmos and Constellations," painted at the close of the century. With the monumental "Sunflower Paintings," the progression was complete and he returned to earth. Also included are photographs by Thomas Flechtner which document the greenhouses, underground corridor systems, and installations realized by Kiefer at his studio estate in Barjac since 1993.
ISBN 3905632179
Quantity 1
Pages 112
Authors Markus Bruderlin, Christoph Ransmayr
Format Paperback
Publisher Fondation Beyeler
Related Artist Anselm Kiefer
Category Painting
Artist's Nationality German
Language English

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