First published on the occasion of the exhibtion, Anselm Kiefer, at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, September to December 2014.
With essays by Kathleen Soriano, Christian Weikop and Richard Davey
Born in Germany in 1945, Anselm Kiefer is one of the most important artists of his generation. His works – encompass - ing and transcending painting, sculpture, photography and installation – are epic in both scale and subject-matter; in them Kiefer wrestles with the darkness of German history, unearthing the taboos that underlie the collective past and interweaving them with Teutonic mythology, cosmology and meditations on the nature of belief.
This volume, accompanying a major retrospective of Kiefer’s works at the Royal Academy and including a number of new works especially made for the exhibition, explores the themes that run through Kiefer’s oeuvre, from the complex relationship between art and spirituality to the influence of German woodcuts and folklore.
Hardback, in very good condition.
237 pages with colour photographs and illustrations.