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Caspar David Friedrich and the subject of landscape

Author: Joseph Leo Koerner
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840), the greatest painter of the Romantic movement in Germany, was perhaps Europe's first truly modern artist. His melancholy landscapes, often peopled by lonely wanderers, represent experiments towards a radically subjective art, one in which, as Friedrich wrote, the painter depicts not 'what he sees before him, but what he sees within him.' Yet in their awesome power to capture the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Caspar David Friedrich; Caspar David Friedrich
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Leo Koerner
ISBN: 9781861894397 1861894392
OCLC Number: 280440990
Notes: Previous edition: 1990.
Awards: Winner of Mitchell Prize for the History of Art 1992
Description: 327 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Romanticizing the world. From the Dresden Heath --
The subject of landscape --
Romanticism --
Art as religion. Non-contemporaneity of the contemporary --
Sentimentalism --
Friedrich's system --
Symbol and allegory --
The end of Iconography --
The halted traveller. Entering the Wood --
Theomimesis --
Reflection --
Déjà vu.
Responsibility: Joseph Leo Koerner.

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