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Caspar David Friedrich
Werner Hofmann
0500092958
December 2000
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Hofmann, director of the Kunsthalle in Hamburg from 1969 until 1990, presents a scholarly and thought-provoking discussion of the leading German Romantic artist of the 19th century. His well-written and -researched publication is the first major monograph on Friedrich in almost 30 years. Accompanied by large and beautiful reproductions of Friedrich's paintings and drawings (193 illustrations, 150 in color), Hofmann's text places Friedrich within the wider context of his time, offering comparisons with other artists, commentary from critics such as Goethe, and coverage of the social, political, and religious tides of 19th-century Europe. Writings by Friedrich are also included. Hofmann believes that Freidrich's major achievement is the development of "landscape as icon," that is, Friedrich's ability to depict the...


Caspar David Friedrich and the Subject of Landscape
Joseph Leo Koerner
0300065477
Sept 1995
Paperback
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Friedrich
William Vaughan
0714840602
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840) was the pre-eminent artist of the German Romantic movement of the early nineteenth century. William Vaughan analyses the mysterious landscapes paintings with gothic ruins and silhouetted figures to reveal how the artist was influenced by the philosophical ideas and political events of his time.


Confronting Identities in German Art: Myths, Reactions, Reflections
Reinhold Heller
0935573364
October 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
What does it mean to be German? Recent answers to this question have ranged from the general ("Germans are always the other") to the analytic ("They are a multiple identity with a constant wish for redefinition"). The catalogue for Confronting Identities in German Art--an exhibition to run at the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art from October, 2002 to January, 2003--turns to art works, artists, and their audiences to explore how Germans of the past two centuries have confronted issues of identity, both individual and collective. Focusing on the Smart Museum's rich holdings of German art and a significant selection of important loans, it examines the complex interweaving of subjective identities from the period of Caspar David Friedrich to that of Anselm Kiefer. Thematic essays come together with a select...


Caspar David Friedrich
Taschen
3822819581
Dec 2002
Paperback
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Nine Letters on Landscape Painting: Written in the Years, 1815-1824, with a Letter from Goethe by Way of Introduction
Carl Gustav Gustav Carus
0892366745
December 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Carl Gustav Carus (1789-1869)--court physician to the king of Saxony--was a naturalist, amateur painter, and theoretician of landscape painting whose Nine Letters on Landscape Painting is an important document of early German romanticism and an elegant appeal for the integration of art and
science.
Carus was inspired by and had contacts with the greatest German intellectuals of his day. Carus prefaced his work with a letter from his correspondence with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who was his primary mentor in both science and art. His writings also reflect, however, the influence of the German
natural philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, especially Schelling's notion of a world soul, and the writings of the naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt. Carus played a role in the revolution in...


Social History of Modern Art: Art in an Age of Bonapartism, 1800-1815, Vol. 2
Albert Boime
0226063364
January 1990
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
In this second volume, Albert Boime continues his work on the social history of Western art in the Modern epoch. This volume offers a major critique and revisionist interpretation of Western European culture, history, and society from Napoleon's seizure of power to 1815. Boime argues that Napoleon manipulated the production of images, as well as information generally, in order to maintain his political hegemony. He examines the works of French painters such as Jacques-Louis David and Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, to illustrate how the art of the time helped to further the emperor's propagandistic goals. He also explores the work of contemporaneous English genre painters, Spain's Francisco de Goya, the German Romantics Philipp Otto Runge and Caspar David Friedrich, and the emergence of a national Italian...


Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Claude Keisch
1857593375
December 2004
Paperback
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Baltic Light: Early Open Air Painting in Denmark and North Germany
Catherine Johnston
0300081669
November 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Returning from Paris and Rome with the new concept of "plein air" painting, Danish and German artists in the first half of the nineteenth century began to paint out-of-doors at home. This beautiful book focuses on the painters and paintings of this period and on their new sensitivity to the light and atmosphere of the north. The book presents 108 works by 23 artists, with special attention to Caspar David Friedrich.


Cosmos: From Romanticism to Avant-Garde, 1801-2001
Jean Clair (Editor)
3791320890
June 1998
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Suggestive of an old-fashioned cabinet of curiosities, this miscellany of 375 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, books, maps, scientific instruments, astronaut gear, and natural objects (fossils, seashells, and meteorites) are solemnly assembled to explore how science's viscous frontiers have been interpreted by artists in the last two centuries. The ambitious catalog, which accompanies a millennium exhibition in Montreal and Barcelona, is divided into six sprawling sectionsAall of which might have worked better as more focused separate shows. Combining American manifest destiny with Polar exploration, moonscapes, current interstellar constructs, and imaginary cosmologies will tax even the most science-steeped reader. Works are described in detail, and artists receive short biographies and bibliographies....


Light and Color (The Painter's Corner Series)
Staff of Parramon's Editorial Team
0764157043
October 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book explains the physical principles of light, the color spectrum, and the color wheel that shows the relationships among complementary and secondary colors. Theory is then demonstrated in practical terms with instructions and illustrations of works in progress and examples of effective use of light and color in famous paintings by artists including Caspar David Friedrich, Vincent Van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, and many others. Titles in Barron’s Painter’s Corner art instruction series speak to serious amateur artists, as well as to students enrolled in art classes. Instruction is presented on a level that will suit the needs of intermediate-level students, but many ambitious beginners have also profited from these books. Each title explains the fundamentals of painting and drawing in a given genre or...


Olafur Eliasson
Madeleine Grynsztejn
071484036X
November 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Young sculptor, photographer and installation artist Olafur Eliasson creates works that explore the relationship between nature and technology. Based in Berlin, the artist rebuilds in the gallery fragments of the environment: icebergs at the MusÈe d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 'windmills' at the Louisiana Museum in Humlebaek, Denmark. For Eliasson, immaterial sensations such as temperature, smell, taste, air and magnetic waves become sculptural elements when presented in an art context. Nominated in 2002 for the prestigious Hugo Boss prize, Eliasson has become a favourite in recent Biennales of contemporary art. Scandinavian curator Daniel Birnbaum discusses with the artist the role of location and the immediate environment in both his gallery (indoor) and remote-site (outdoor) work. In her Survey curator...

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