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Kiefer, Anselm 1945-

Works: 574 works in 1,309 publications in 8 languages and 18,561 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Catalogs  Biography  Poetry  Pictorial works  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Creator, Interviewee, Honoree, Other, Contributor, Photographer, Set designer , Costume 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 879 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."--Jacket
Anselm Kiefer and art after Auschwitz by Lisa Saltzman( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 628 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 )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 530 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."--Jacket
Anselm Kiefer by Matthew Biro( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in Italian and English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiefer has played a major role in shaping the landscape of post-war German, and indeed, international art. His vision encompasses philosophy, history, literature, politics, and compelling moral issues. Biro presents the most up-to-date research on this émigré German artist
Over your cities grass will grow by Sophie Fiennes( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in French and English and held by 182 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 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anselm Kiefer : Himmelspaläste = Heavenly palaces by Heiner Bastian( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages 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 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anselm Kiefer by Mark Rosenthal( Book )

26 editions published in 1987 in 4 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anselm Kiefer : memorabilia by Reiferischeid( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 115 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)
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 )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 114 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 groe 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 schlielich 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 gröten 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 groe Schau des Künstlers in Deutschland seit mehr als 10 Jahren
The cosmos poems by Frederick Seidel( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 105 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 )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 101 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 91 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
L'art survivra à ses ruines Die kunst geht knapp nicht unter by Anselm Kiefer( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 81 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
Bildersprache : Celan-Motive bei László Lakner und Anselm Kiefer by Theo Buck( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Über euren Städten wird Gras wachsen-- : [Anselm Kiefer] by Anselm Kiefer( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in German and Japanese and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gengivelse af vrker af den tyske maler Anselm Kiefer (f. 1945) uden tekst
Anselm Kiefer by Anselm Kiefer( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anselm Kiefer : Bücher 1969-1990 [i.e. neunzehnhundertneunundsechzig-neunzehnhundertneunzig] by Anselm Kiefer( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in German and Undetermined and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Anselm Kiefer
Alternative Names
An se mu Ji fu 1945-

Anselm Keifer

Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer Duits kunstschilder

Anselm Kiefer German painter and sculptor

Anselm Kiefer peintre et sculpteur allemand

Anselm Kiefer pintor y escultor alemn

Anselm Kiefer pittore e scultore tedesco

Anselmus Kiefer

Ansemu-Jifu 1945-

Jifu, Ansemu 1945-

Kiefer, Anselm

Kīfā, Anzerumu 1945-

Кифер, Ансельм

آنسلم کیفر نقاش و مجسمه‌ساز آلمانی

ئەنسلیم کیفەر

ანსელმ კიფერი

안젤름 키퍼


キーファー, アンゼルム

Anselm Kiefer and art after AuschwitzAnselm Kiefer : works on paper in the Metropolitan Museum of ArtAnselm Kiefer : stelle cadentiAnselm Kiefer : Himmelspaläste = Heavenly palacesAnselm Kiefer : MerkabaAnselm KieferAnselm Kiefer : [Katalog zur Ausstellung ... "Anselm Kiefer - Lasst tausend Blumen blühen ... Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall, 16. Oktober 2004 - 1. Mai 2005]The cosmos poems