Gerhard Richter. Night Sketches

Author Richter, Gerhard
Date 2011
Publisher Heni Publishing, London
Details Hardback, 176 pages
ISBN 9780956404152
Language English

This artist's book comprises of 84 reproductions of sketches taken from a notebook made between 2004 and 2009. Some sketches feature figurative motifs, human forms and faces, while others appear as purely abstract shapes, configurations and patterns.

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Issue

2013

Publisher

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden

Details

Softcover, 118 pages

ISBN

9783932264429

Language

German

Category

Artist's Books

Notes

Series 'Schriften des Gerhard Richter Archiv Dresden ; vol. 11'

Artwork
Gerhard Richter. Bücher 311 Mentioned: pp. 93

Gerhard Richter. Bücher is the first publication that exclusively addresses Gerhard Richter’s artist’s books. Starting with a brief introduction to the history of the genre, Dieter Schwarz proceeds to analyse Richter’s diverse publications, which don’t necessarily stand out with extravagant covers, but are versatile in dealing with different subjects and their presentation. The aspect of reproduction and the processing of graphical material, which plays a crucial role in Richter’s works in general, can also be found in most of his books. Schwarz adjudges Eis and Wald a special status, as they are not derived from image details like War Cut or Patterns, but consist of independent series of pictures.

 

In the interview with Richter, Hans Ulrich Obrist, who also collaborated with him on a number of books, discusses the artist’s books chronologically and raises detailed questions about the development and context of all of Richter’s publications. The interviewer talks to Richter about his ideals and guiding principles in painting. Obrist is mainly interested in the structure and arrangement of the books, which demonstrate a carefully conceived composition.

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Gerhard Richter. Bücher Obrist, Hans Ulrich / Schwarz, Dieter / Richter, Gerhard / Elger, Dietmar 2013