ARTIST MONOGRAPHS

PUBLISHER
Hatje Cantz

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8.75 x 9 in. / 232 pgs / 182 color.

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Pub Date
Out of print

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2015 p. 154   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783775738330 TRADE
List Price: $75.00 CDN $90.00

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EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Basel, Switzerland
Kunstmuseum 10/19/14-02/01/15

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HATJE CANTZ

Caspar Wolf and the Aesthetic Conquest of Nature

Text by Bodo Brinkmann, et al.

"Shepherdess and Bathers in Front of a Waterfall" (1770 is reproduced from <I>Caspar Wolf and the Aesthetic Conquest of Nature</I>.The notion of the Alps as a magnificent natural spectacle is surprisingly recent. It was not until the eighteenth century that its craggy mountain ridges began to be seen as sublime and beautiful. Swiss landscape painter Caspar Wolf (1735–83) was one of the first to discover the then largely-unexplored Alps as a subject for art. Trained in Germany and Paris, Wolf was commissioned to produce a comprehensive series on the Swiss Alps, which he completed between 1773 and 1779. Working in his studio the artist created some 180 paintings from nature studies he had done outdoors. This publication demonstrates how he conveyed his observations according to his artistic concerns. In his dramatic compositions, paths are blocked by immense boulders, roaring streams of water and glaciers, or the view opens up to reveal giant panoramas observed by tiny, awestruck human figures.

"Shepherdess and Bathers in Front of a Waterfall" (1770 is reproduced from Caspar Wolf and the Aesthetic Conquest of Nature.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/26/2015

Caspar Wolf and the Aesthetic Conquest of Nature

Caspar Wolf and the Aesthetic Conquest of Nature

"Landscape Composition with St Beatus Cave" (undated, from the late 1700s) is reproduced from Caspar Wolf and the Aesthetic Conquest of Nature, Hatje Cantz's sophisticated new study of the eighteenth-century artist and explorer best known for his outrageous landscape paintings of the Swiss Alps. Published to accompany an exhibition at Kunstmuseum Basel, the book begins with a 1991 Michel Houellebecq quotation inspired by the work of horror pioneer H.P. Lovecraft: "Here we are at a point where the extreme acuity of sensory perception is about to propel us into a philosophical perception of the world; in other words, here we are inside poetry." continue to blog


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