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ABOUT TREES. Ed. by Peter Fischer and Brigitt Burgi. Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, 2016. Published by Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Cologne. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Ram Publications, Santa Monica. 184 pp. 27 x 20 cm. ISBN 9783864421464 Bilingual in English and German.
Publisher's description: Zentrum Paul Klee director Peter Fischer and artist Brigitt Burgi have gathered almost 100 works for this beautifully curated exhibition on the tree as subject and symbol in art. The well-designed hardcover catalog includes individual sections devoted to each artist including color reproductions of each work, an artist's statement on the subject and a brief biography. Fischer's introductory essay explores the tree as motif and symbol, the nature/culture dichotomy and the tree as an imaginary world as well as the embodiment of the actual world. Works by Carlos Amorales, Louise Bourgeois, Peter Doig, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Valerie Favre, Rodney Graham, Katie Holten, Forest Law, William Kentridge, Anselm Kiefer, Paul Klee, Ndary Lo, Paul McCarthy, Ana Mendieta, Shirin Neshat, Jill Orr, Pipilotti Rist, Ugo Rondinone, Wolfgang Tillmans, Su-Mei Tse and Shinji Turner-Yamamoto among many others make this publication a rich visual compendium on the topic.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1945 — Several Media
Plans: 73,75
Worldwide Number: 082549
Hardcover $48.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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