AUF DEUTSCH AND ENGLISH In-4 cartonné, jaquette illustrée, nombreuses illustrations, comme neuf. Salzburg: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 2005. Seller Inventory # lc_25732
Synopsis: Through Celan's linguistic innovations and Kiefer's intense exploration of past and present, artistic creation becomes both an expression of horror and an act of commemoration.
The art of Anselm Kiefer is rich with references to writers, philosophers, and poets, and his relationship with Paul Celan has been the most complex and intense of these dialogues with the past. Celan's poetry, inextricably linked with the memory of the Holocaust, has haunted Kiefer's work for more than twenty-five years and has influenced him on every level, from the naming of works and exhibitions to the incorporation of symbolic materials from Celan's imagery—sand, straw, hair, and ashes—into his paintings.
Like other German artists of his generation, Kiefer began by questioning his own artistic heritage, focusing on the iconographic and mythological elements of German culture that had been taken over by Nazi propaganda, and subsequently repressed and buried deep in the collective unconscious. It was his encounter with Celan's work in the early 1980s that first enabled him to escape from the vicious circle of fascination and disgust at the cultural ties that bound him to the Third Reich, leading him to confront the subject of the Holocaust and Jewish memory as a whole and to embrace this body of traditions within his art.
Magnificently illustrated throughout with reproductions of Kiefer's best-known works, this book explores the intricate web of associations between the poet and the painter, a network that is extended to embrace other artistic and literary figures such as Ingeborg Bachmann and Joseph Beuys. 157 illustrations, 140 in color.
About the Author: Andréa Lauterwein was born in Zurich in 1969. She wrote her thesis on Paul Celan and Anselm Kiefer.
Title: Anselm Kiefer / Paul Celan
Publisher: Salzburg: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 2005.
Publication Date: 2007
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Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Perfect Condition. Seller Inventory # BN01997
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. A nice, bright copy. ; B/W illustrations and Color Plates; 4to ; 253 pages. Seller Inventory # 273483
Book Description Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine and Clear Covered. Illustrated in Color & B&W (illustrator). First Edition. The dust jacket is protected by a clear, plastic, cover. Generously illustrated throughout!. Seller Inventory # 6021828
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