Anselm Kiefer

Author(s): Matthew Biro

Biro Phadon Book


This volume provides invaluable insight into the life and works of Anselm Kiefer, prolific contemporary German artist renown for his diverse body of work in painting, sculpture and installation. Kiefer (b.1945) played a major role in shaping the landscape of post-war German art. His vision encompasses philosophy, history and literature – ranging from intimate books that explore German identity to monumental public sculpture installations. Conceptually, Kiefer urges viewers to challenge narratives of war, identity, religion, morality, memory and history. Visually, his paintings ooze physical tactility, incorporating such organic matter as straw and sand, so his canvases become sculptural and affective.

Publication Information:

Publisher: Phaidon Press

Month of Publication: March

Year of Publication: 2013

Location: London, UK

# of Pages: 146

Additional Information:

ISBN: 978-0714861432