3883757578 3883757578 Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Cloth. No dust jacket, as issued. Text in German. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: In 1988, Gerhard Richter created one of the most controversial and fascinating political painting-cycles of all time, with his Baader-Meinhof series. In 2002, he returned to the theme of media and political truth with his artist?s book War Cut. For this project, Richter photographed 216 details of his abstract painting ?No. 648-2? (1987), and, working on a long table over a period of several weeks, combined these 4 x 6-inch details with 165 texts on the Iraq war, published in the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper on the dates of the war?s outbreak (March 20 and 21, 2003). ?My method was to attach a number of texts to a number of images without having to think about whether something would be better positioned to the left or the right, above or below,? Richter told an interviewer, for a New York Times feature on the publication. ?I placed these images so that a connection develops in terms of colors, structures and other characteristics. . . . Some images match the cruelty and the madness described in the texts shockingly well. And others can even serve as illustrations when the texts speak of deserts and other landscapes.? Text to this 2004 edition is in German only.
Title: Gerhard Richter : War Cut
Publisher: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
Publication Date: 2004
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description 2004, 2004. Page, Suzanne and Hans Ulrich Obrist (editors). GERHARD RICHTER: War Cut. 341 pp., 216 color plates. 4to, cloth. Paris, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and Cologne, Buchhandlung Walther Konig, 2004. 216 small photographs of a Richter painting are interposed with 165 texts on the war in Iraq. Text in French. Seller Inventory # 111146