Featuring some 200 major works by Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Piero Manzoni, Piero Dorazio, Jesús Raphael Soto, Jean Tinguely, Günther Uecker, Jef Verheyen, Arman and other proponents of monochrome painting, Nouveau Réalisme, ZERO, Kinetic art, Concrete art and Arte Programmata, the Lenz Schönberg Collection is beautifully documented here.
Cofounder of Germany's Zero Movement, sculptor Heinz Mack (born 1931) has helped to define and extend the vocabularies of kinetic and light art over the past 50 years. This comprehensive publication casts light upon all phases of Mack's development, and is accompanied by commentary from the artist himself and some of his most esteemed critics.
Published by Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden/Walker Art Center. Text by Kerry Brougher, Philippe Vergne, Klaus Ottmann, Kaira M. Cabañas, Andria Hickey.
One of the last century's most influential artists, Yves Klein (1928–1962) took the European art scene by storm in a prolific career that lasted only from 1954 to 1962, when he suffered a heart attack at the age of 34. Klein was an innovator who embraced painting, sculpture, performance, photography, music, theater, film, architecture and theoretical writing. Self-identified as “the painter of space,” Klein sought to achieve immaterial spirituality through pure color (primarily an ultramarine blue of his own invention—International Klein Blue) and even went so far as to present white galleries emptied of all artworks for his renowned 1958 exhibition of “the Void.” His diverse oeuvre represents a pivotal transition from modern art's concern with the material object to contemporary notions of the conceptual nature of art. Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers is published to accompany the first major retrospective of the artist's work in the United States in nearly 30 years. It includes examples from all of Klein's major series, including his Anthropometries, Cosmogonies, fire paintings, planetary reliefs and blue monochromes, as well as selections of his lesser-known gold and pink monochromes, body and sponge reliefs, “air architecture” and immaterial works. Essays by curators Kerry Brougher and Philippe Vergne, Klein scholar Klaus Ottmann, art historian Kaira M. Cabañas and curatorial fellow Andria Hickey, as well as archival materials and translations of Klein's published and unpublished writings, offer insights into the artist's endeavors and process. Born in Nice, France, in 1928, Yves Klein created what he considered his first artwork when he signed the sky above Nice in 1947, making his earliest attempt to capture the immaterial. The artist carved out new aesthetic and theoretical territory based on his study of the mystical sect Rosicrucianism, philosophical and poetic investigations of space and science, and the practice of Judo, which he described as “the discovery of the human body in a spiritual space.”
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Stephan Geiger, Andrea Horvay, Marlene Lauter, Gunda Luyken.
German artist Heinz Mack (born 1931) was a co-founder of the internationally influential movement known as the Zero Group. Best known for his reliefs and installations made in the medium of light, Mack describes his works on paper as the “grammar” of his art. This volume features a selection of drawings--most of them previously unpublished--in pencil, ink, charcoal and pastel.
Published by Kerber. Text by Dieter Ronte, Wieland Schmied, Christiane Morsbach, Enrico Pedrini.
Daniel Spoerri was a co-signatory of the Nouveau Réalisme manifesto in 1960, an early member of Fluxus and the author of the classic Anecdoted Topography of Chance, which recorded and annotated the contents of Spoerri's desk. In 1968 Spoerri also opened Restaurant Spoerri, introducing his concept of "Eat Art," which he had initiated a decade earlier, and which explored the creation, decay and "trapping" of food upon tables that were then recapitulated as assemblages. Marking the occasion of the artist's eightieth birthday, Daniel Spoerri: Eaten By approaches the theme of food throughout Spoerri's oeuvre, from the early 1960s to the present. It includes the artist's replica of the Restaurant Spoerri, a survey of Spoerri's trap pictures from 1978 to 1992, and a large number of more recent assemblages and sculptures, bringing his audience fully up to date.
Published by Kerber. Essay by Beate Reinfenscheid. Afterword Urs Roeber.
Inspired by the work of Kurt Schwitters, which he saw in Paris in 1954, Arman began experimenting with printmaking during the 1950s, and prints and other works on paper have been an essential part of his oeuvre since then. This is the first extensive retrospective and documentation of his works on paper, and as such, will be an essential publication on the artist's work.
Published by Richter Verlag. Text by Uwe Wieczorek, Heinz Liesbrock.
This publication celebrates the eightieth birthday of German painter Gotthard Graubner (born 1930), spanning his work from the 1950s to the present. Devoid of figuration or metaphoric allusions, the artist's Farbraumkörper or "color-space-bodies" evolve entirely out of evanescent color effects, somewhat in the vein of Rothko. Working on highly absorbent ground, Graubner maximizes the murkier tendencies of his pigments
Published by Richter Verlag. Essays by Dietrich Helms, Volker Rattemeyer.
The colors in Gotthard Graubner's paintings of the 1960s and 70s exert a bodily presence that pulls in both the viewer and the surrounding environment. This publication follows the subsequent development of his oeuvre as it turned, in the 80s, toward architecture as a driving force.
This is the most extensive book published to date on the career and ceuvre of Enrico Castellani. Especially interested in the relationship between space and light, Castellani modified the definite structure of the picture in order to create surfaces modulated by a rhythm of volumes and voids. Here, his work is chronologically analyzed from his early works on paper to his major installations.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 9 x 11.5 in. / 152 pgs / 37 color / 54 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/2/1997 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 1997
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