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Caspar David Friedrich

Author: Johannes Grave
Publisher: Munich ; New York : Prestel, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Johannes Grave has undertaken a detailed re-evaluation of the artistic work of Caspar David Friedrich. In his examination of both paintings and drawings, he casts a fresh analytical light on Friedrich's development as an artist. At the same time he also illuminates the historical context with reference to Friedrich's own correspondence and comments by his contemporaries"--Jacket, page 4.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Caspar David Friedrich; Caspar David Friedrich
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Johannes Grave
ISBN: 9783791346281 3791346288 9783791346274 379134627X
OCLC Number: 797179573
Notes: In slip case.
Description: 287 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 35 cm
Contents: Caspar David Friedrich: a new image? --
Ways and byways: artistic beginnings in Greifswald and Copenhagen --
Picturing the landscape: working towards landscape painting --
Crisis and resolution: sojourn in Pomerania, 1801-02 --
Under the sign of the cross: the religious picture --
Proximity and distance: Friedrich and classical Weimar --
Political paintings: wars of liberation and restoration --
Seeing in belief: Monk by the sea and Abbey in the oak wood --
The eye of the draughtsman: Friedrich's nature studies --
Sublime landscapes?: Friedrich's critique of contemporary aesthetics --
Reflected seeing: Friedrich's rear-view figures --
Picturing time: Friedrich's pictorial cycles --
Painting and depth: the last years.
Other Titles: Friedrich
Responsibility: Johannes Grave ; [translated from the German by Fiona Elliott].


This refreshing new book, a lavishly produced and illustrated volume on the controversial nineteenth-century Romantic artist, addresses Caspar David Friedrich's modern critics while deepening our  Read more...
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"[B]y far the most sumptuous and historically informed text [on Friedrich]. Building on the insights of previous critics and scholars, Grave skillfully assesses Friedrich's canvases (reproduced here Read more...

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