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This book explores Gerhard Richter's mesmerizing abstract paintings from a particularly fertile period of one of the most important living artists.
Startling colors, soft grays, undulating lines and large canvases are the hallmark of Richter's abstract period. Like all of Richter's painting, these works defy categorization, reflecting the artist's own journey towards understanding the world around him, a journey he invites his viewers to share with him. Three of his seminal works of this period: Red, Yellow, and Blue, are given particular attention and are presented here in luxurious foldout spreads. An illustrated essay by Robert Storr, perhaps the foremost authority on Richter, provides illuminating background to the artist's rich and complex oeuvre. Art critic Helmut Friedel interviews the artist and offers his own perspective on Richter's converging interests in painting and photography.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.42" Width: 9.92" Height: 0.79" Weight: 2.34 lbs.
Release Date Nov 20, 2007
Publisher Prestel Publishing
ISBN 3791338609 ISBN13 9783791338606
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A welcome and core addition Apr 3, 2008
No one who considers themselves to be truly knowledgeable about trends in contemporary art will be unfamiliar with the name and work of Gerhard Richter, one of the most influential, innovative, and acclaimed painters of the past four decades. Enhanced with informed and informative essays on Richter and his art by Helmut Friedel and Robert Storr, "Gerhard Richter: Red, Yellow, Blue" is a coffee table art book compilation showcasing more than 100 color plates and three gatefolds of Richter's series of paintings that he created in 1973 for the lobby of the BMW headquarters in Munich. A welcome and core addition to any professional, art school, and academic library 20th Century Art History collection, "Gerhard Richter: Red, Yellow, Blue" is especially recommended to students of abstract painting in general, and Richter's seminal, groundbreaking techniques and imagery in particular.