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UNSER JAHRHUNDERT: MENSCHENBILDER, BILDERWELTEN (Our Century: Images of Man, Worlds of Images). Ed. by Marc Scheps. Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1995. Published by Prestel-Verlag, Munich. 276 pp. with 237 ills. (228 col.). 29 x 25 cm. LC 96-114057 ISBN 3791314955 In German.
Presenting a thematic survey of modern art that focuses primarily on figurative images by postwar German and American artists, this catalogue features fine reproductions of some 230 paintings, sculptures, installations and works on paper culled chiefly from museums housing the renowned collection assembled by German patron Peter Ludwig, including compositions by Goncharova, Beckmann, Leger and Picasso along with pieces by Warhol, Baselitz, Hamilton, Kiefer, Penck, Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg, Komar & Melamid, Segal, Immendorff and nearly 100 other major contemporary figures. Seven essays include discussions of the portrayal of the human figure in 20th-century art, the treatment of urban themes by postwar artists, the role of consumer culture in the Pop art movement, and the status of landscape imagery in the works of such artists as Richard Long and Christo. Note Worldwide also has one copy of the hardcover edition available as Worldwide item 25248B at $80.00.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1945 — Several Media
Plans: 01,05,15,20
Worldwide Number: 025248
Paperbound $65.00    

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