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Kiefer, Anselm 1945-

Works: 586 works in 1,237 publications in 6 languages and 17,471 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Catalogs  Biography  Poetry  Pictorial works  Interviews 
Roles: Illustrator, Artist, Creator, Honoree, Interviewee, Other, Photographer, Costume designer, Set designer
Classifications: N6888.K43, 709.2
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Anselm Kiefer by Daniel Arasse ( Book )
13 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945) is one of the most important and controversial artists of the twentieth century. This book, the first to analyze the essence of his work, begins with Kiefer's arrival on the international art scene at the 1980 Venice Biennale, when he sparked heated debate and controversy over the "Germanity" of his pieces. Since that time, through such diverse mediums as painting, gouache and watercolor, photography, artist's books, engravings, installations, and sculpture, Kiefer has created a body of work that is protean, theatrical, monumental, or intimate, depending on the period. He has interpreted the great political and cultural issues at the heart of the modern European sensibility: the connections among memory, history, and mythology; war; the Holocaust; and ethnic and national identity."--BOOK JACKET
Anselm Kiefer and art after Auschwitz by Lisa Saltzman ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kiefer's work mediates the relation between a deeply traumatic history that he, as a German born after the Second World War, and we, his post-Holocaust spectators, cannot fully know but to which his work bears witness and provides access
Anselm Kiefer : works on paper in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Nan Rosenthal ( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The highly regarded German artist Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945) began his career in the late 1960s, during a period when his country's intellectuals were involved in facing up to their nation's recent history - the Holocaust and the Nazi rape of Europe. Kiefer's work has continually dealt with these heretofore "taboo" subject matters, as well as with other elements of German culture and history, and it has effectively incorporated the provocative usage of both traditional and nontraditional materials." "Kiefer is best known for his very large works, and this publication provides an unusually detailed look at the least-known aspect of his oeuvre, his smaller works on paper. There are fifty-four works on paper in this volume, and they cover the years from 1969 to 1993. They entered the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1995. Fifty-one are in a great variety of media - watercolors, acrylics, and painted-over photographs, for example - and they are thought to represent about one-fourth of the unique works on paper that Kiefer created between 1969 and the end of the 1980s. The remaining three are very large works composed of numerous woodcuts made slightly earlier and mounted together. The entire group comprises a comprehensive sampling of Kiefer's talent for blending biting commentary and humor."--BOOK JACKET
Anselm Kiefer by Matthew Biro ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The perfect introduction to the life and work of Anselm Kiefer. Part of a brand new series of well-illustrated, short introductory books on the visual arts
Over your cities grass will grow ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1993, artist Anselm Kiefer left Buchen, Germany for La Ribaute, a derelict silk factory near Barjac, a town in the south of France. Like a strange, sprawling village, La Ribaute extends over 35 hectares and is composed of old industrial buildings and working studios. From 2000, Kiefer began constructing a series of elaborate installations and paintings, creating pavilions to house them, while also digging a network of tunnels underneath the pavilions. OVER YOUR CITIES GRASS WILL GROW takes you into Kiefer's artistic estate to discover these sights and more-including an underground pool at the cul-de-sac of a tubular iron tunnel embedded within a crypt, a 20-meter tiered concrete amphitheater, and an open landscape of concrete towers assembled like so many card houses. Traversing this landscape, director Sophie Fiennes' critically acclaimed film immerses the audience in the total world and creative process of one of today's most significant and inventive artists
Anselm Kiefer : stelle cadenti by Danilo Eccher ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in Italian and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anselm Kiefer : Merkaba by Anselm Kiefer ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anselm Kiefer : Himmelspaläste = Heavenly palaces by Heiner Bastian ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anselm Kiefer by Mark Rosenthal ( Book )
25 editions published in 1987 in 3 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anselm Kiefer : [Katalog zur Ausstellung ... "Anselm Kiefer - Lasst tausend Blumen blühen ... Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall, 16. Oktober 2004 - 1. Mai 2005] by Werner Spies ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in German and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Für Anselm Kiefer ist Malerei Weltdeutung, deren Zauber in ihrer Vieldeutigkeit liegt. 1945 in Donaueschingen geboren, gehört er zu den bedeutendsten bildenden Künstlern der Gegenwart. Trotz einer erstaunlichen künstlerischen Entwicklung, die ihn von der Performance über die Malerei bis hin zur Skulptur führte, lassen sich wesentliche große thematische und motivische Komplexe in seinem Werk ausmachen. Es sind dies die Welt der Religionen und ihrer (Auferstehungs-)Mythen, die germanische Mythen- und Sagenwelt und ihre historischen Schnittmengen, die jüngste deutsche Geschichte, die er an "Deutschlands Geisteshelden" festmacht und schließlich die Materialien der modernen Erinnerung und ihrer Überlieferungsträger, allen voran das Buch und die Fotografie. Bei all dem betritt Kiefer den Boden der Geschichte zwar als Provokateur, doch stets auch unter der Prämisse des potentiell Mitschuldigen, der er, eine frühere Geburt vorausgesetzt, hätte sein können. Seine Künstlerbücher sammeln, ordnen und bewahren die Indizien und Ausgangspunkte solcher historischer Varianten, die er in die eigene Biographie projiziert. Oftmals entsteht Bedeutung bei ihm aus dem Zusammenwirken von Bild und Schrift. Seine Bildtitel, häufig Zitate von Celan bis Bachmann, bewegen sich auf der Grenze zwischen Symbolischem und Konkretem, da in den Augen des Künstlers Kunst immer auch mit der Aneignung des Unbegreiflichen sowie der Aufarbeitung jener Residuen zu tun, die aus der Lebenswelt des Einzelnen üblicherweise ausgeblendet sind. Mit zahlreichen zum größten Teil bislang nicht gezeigten neuen Bildern und Objekten, die neben den klassischen Malerfarben Acryl und Öl auch Materialien wie Blei, Asche, Scherben, Kleidungsstücke oder Schlangenhaut aufweisen, begleitet der vorliegende Band die erste große Schau des Künstlers in Deutschland seit mehr als 10 Jahren
Anselm Kiefer : memorabilia by Anselm Kiefer ( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memorabillia' looks into the idea of remembering in pictures and handwritten texts, as well as in books, which in Anselm Kiefer's case manage even without words. It features Kiefer's works acquired by Peter and Irene Ludwig from as early as the 1970s and 1980s. "Accompanying Anselm Kiefer on this pictorial journey is a demanding, but without doubt excellent adventure. The latter because your eyes wander through a uniquely real aesthetic and the former because Kiefer demands a great deal from the viewer. This is due to the fact that the history behind the histories demands a significant amount of knowledge and mental work. However, it is worth following Kiefer, as he, in contrast to other artists, does not simply illustrate histories. His narratives get to the heart of history. Kiefer is both an enlightener and a poet. He requires education and the willingness to learn and experience new things with him." -Dieter Ronte 0Exhibition: Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany (19.8.-28.10.2012)
The cosmos poems by Frederick Seidel ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cosmos Poems is about the universe, who it is, how it is, how it came to be, what is going to happen, when, why, who you are, what there was before it was, the smallest and the vastness, as told by a child to a child. In which quantum mechanics makes friends with special relativity forever. The poems by Frederick Seidel tell the story. The pictures by Anselm Kiefer tell the story
Anselm Kiefer by Anselm Kiefer ( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dans cette monographie, l'unique consacrée à ce jour à Anselm Kiefer, Daniel Arasse s'applique à démontrer le processus de sédimentation, de réélaboration de thèmes qui circulent, s'entrecroisent et se superposent en un véritable "labyrinthe kieferien". La dimension historique et politique de l'oeuvre de Kiefer passionne Arasse et plus particulièrement son statut d'artiste allemand né avant l'achèvement de la guerre. 0Position à laquelle l'artiste consacra une rare énergie afin de démêler l'écheveau consistant à analyser les possibilités de l'acte de créer après l'holocauste. Car à l'instar d'autres artistes allemands mais avec davantage de conscience et d'obstination, Kiefer a questionné son héritage de peintre en révélant les éléments iconographiques et mythologiques de la culture allemande
Kiefer, Rembrandt, Kiefer by Rudi Fuchs ( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in German and English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eine spektakuläre Inszenierung zu Möglichkeiten künstlerischer Korrespondenzen hat sich das Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam vorgenommen: Es wird mit einer Konfrontation zwischen Rembrandts Nachtwache und einem Werk Anselm Kiefers neue Aspekte der Kunstrezeption eröffnen. Exhibition: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Bildersprache : Celan-Motive bei László Lakner und Anselm Kiefer by Theo Buck ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Über euren Städten wird Gras wachsen-- : [Anselm Kiefer] by Anselm Kiefer ( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in German and Japanese and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gengivelse af værker af den tyske maler Anselm Kiefer (f. 1945) uden tekst
L'art survivra à ses ruines Die kunst geht knapp nicht unter by Anselm Kiefer ( Book )
12 editions published in 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Je n'ai foi que dans l'art et, sans lui, je suis perdu. Souvent, j'enferme des tableaux dans l'obscurité d'un container, durant de longues années. Que font les tableaux ainsi enfermés pendant tout ce temps, jusqu'au moment où ils se rappellent à mon souvenir en me faisant signe? Rien? Certainement pas, puisqu'ils ont su rassembler des forces pour attirer l'attention sur eux. Après avoir libéré la toile de l'obscurité, je la repeins et une transition s'opère vers un autre état. L'autodestruction a toujours été le but le plus intime, le plus sublime de l'art, dont la vanité devient alors perceptible. Quelle que soit la force de l'attaque, et quand bien même il sera parvenu à ses limites, l'art survivra à ses ruines." P. [4] of cover
Anselm Kiefer by Anselm Kiefer ( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Über Räume und Völker by Anselm Kiefer ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Anselm Keifer
Anselm Kiefer
Kiefer, Anselm
Kīfā, Anzerumu 1945-
キーファー, アンゼルム
English (185)
German (53)
French (26)
Italian (17)
Spanish (3)
Japanese (1)