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February 2018 Non-Fiction Releases

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Anselm Kiefer
Transition from Cool to Warm
By (author): James Lawrence By (author): Karl Ove Knausgard Contributions by: Louisa Buck
9780847862122 Hardcover English General Trade ART / Individual Artists / Monographs Feb 27, 2018
$160.00 CAD
Active 10.5 x 12.4 x 1.5 in 280 pages 330 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS Rizzoli Gagosian / Rizzoli
In 1974 Anselm Kiefer produced Erotik im Fernen Osten oder: Transition from Cool to Warm, a book of watercolors. Thirty years later, Gagosian Gallery’s newest catalogue marks Kiefer’s return to the medium, with works made between 2012 and 2015.

More than forty unique artists’s books, their pages painted with gesso to mimic marble, can be found in the exciting new tome. Artists’s books are an integral part of Kiefer’s oeuvre; over time they have ranged in scale from the intimate to the monumental, and in materials, from lead to dried plant matter. In this selection of books, the sequences of narrative information and visual effect evoke the fragile endurance of the sacred and the spiritual through the female figures on the marbled pages.

Features over three hundred color illustrations

Includes installation photographs from the artist’s studio

New texts situate the works within the artist’s larger oeuvre, while a new interview sheds light on Kiefer’s artistic process.

Romantic landscape paintings appear throughout the book in colorful double-page spreads

James Lawrence is a critic and historian of postwar and contemporary art. He is a frequent contributor to the Burlington Magazine and has written for catalogues of museums and galleries around the world. Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgård is the author of the best-selling, six-volume, autobiographical series, Min KampLouisa Buck is an art critic and contemporary art correspondent for the Art Newspaper.

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