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Joseph Beuys

Author: Claudia Mesch
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2017. ©2017
Series: Critical lives (London, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Joseph Beuys is arguably the most important and most controversial German artist of the late twentieth century. This book illuminates two defining threads in Beuys's life and art: the centrality of trauma, and his sustained investigation of the very notion of art itself. Many of Beuys's artworks are autobiographical in content. His self-woven legend of rescue and redemption still strikes many as an inappropriate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Joseph Beuys; Joseph Beuys; Joseph Beuys
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Mesch
ISBN: 1780237359 9781780237350
OCLC Number: 956626286
Description: 152 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: The bad father --
Crisis and Catholicism --
Performance, autobiography, 'life course/work course' --
Romantic science, medicine, shamanism --
Activism and party politics --
The artist's image and 'block'.
Series Title: Critical lives (London, England)
Responsibility: Claudia Mesch.

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A new critical biography of Joseph Beuys, arguably the most important and controversial German artist of the late twentieth century.  Read more...

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