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Gerhard Richter : a life in painting

Author: Dietmar Elger
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gerhard Richter is one of the most important and influential artists of the postwar era. For decades he has sought innovative ways to make painting more relevant, often through a multifaceted dialog with photography. Today Richter is most widely recognized for the photo-paintings he made during the 1960s that rely on images culled from mass media and pop culture. Always fascinated with the limits and uncertainties  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Gerhard Richter; Gerhard Richter
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dietmar Elger
ISBN: 9780226203232 0226203239
OCLC Number: 317923039
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: xiv, 389 pages : illustrations (come color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Dresden --
Capitalist realism --
Dramatic personae --
Transformation --
Uncle Rudi --
Stylistic rupture as stylistic principle --
Venice biennale --
Gray --
Juno and Janus --
Sublime landscape, exceptional disaster --
Hahnwald --
First look.
Other Titles: Gerhard Richter, Maler.
Responsibility: Dietmar Elger ; translated by Elizabeth M. Solaro.

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