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Gerhard Richter

Hatje Cantz, 2002
126 pages
Full colour.
ISBN: 3775791019

Gerhard Richter, internationally renowned as a painter, has always had a particular interest in landscape - no other motif has fascinated him to the same extent nor has occupied him over such a long period. Black and white town scapes based on newspaper pictures and amateur photographs, mountain scenes and parks with hard, textured surfaces, illusionistic, translucent seascapes in the subtlest of tones, landscapes that seem to dissolve before one's eyes or which are reworked with coloured layers of abstract over-painting.

This volume presents landscapes by Gerhard Richter spanning 35 years: outstanding, large-format reproductions and two major essays elucidate the artist's working methods and his 'philosophy' - at the same time demonstrating that Richter's landscapes and abstract works, far from being artistic opposites, are closely related aspects of this painter's unique appropriation of reality.


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