GERHARD RICHTER: ATLAS. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, Cologne, 2015. Published in association with Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. Four volumes. Vol. 1 (Tafeln/Plates, 1-218 (1962-1974)): 224 pp. with 218 col. ills. Vol. 2 (Tafeln/Plates, 219-444 (1966-1988)): 232 pp. with 225 col. ills. Vol. 3 (Tafeln/Plates, 445-666 (1978-2006)): 228 pp. with 221 col. ills. Vol. 4 (Tafeln/Plates, 667-802 (2002-2013)): 152 pp. with 135 col. ills. 46 x 34 cm. ISBN 9783863355203 Bilingual in German and English.
Oversized. Publisher's description: More than 50 years ago, Gerhard Richter began mounting parts of his extensive collection of pictorial material on cardboard, hoping to create order and clarity among his archive of photos, newspaper clippings, sketches, drawings, construction plans, room design, collages, overpainted photographs and drafts of paintings. Richter eschewed chronology -- his real interest was in iconographical and typological order. A work in progress, this Atlas soon developed into an independent Gesamtkunstwerk mirroring biographical and historical facts -- an artistic cosmos of great autonomy, a source of all of his thought and creation. The artist's book has become an important genre for Richter, and in this large-format, four-volume edition, he has not only reproduced Atlas, but rearranged it. His decision to show all of his plates at a scale of 1:2 makes the monumental archive -- with more than 5,000 images -- visible in all its details for the first time.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Germany — Post-1945 — Photography
Worldwide Number: 170358
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