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Elger, Dietmar

Works: 371 works in 1,133 publications in 8 languages and 11,301 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Catalogues raisonnés  Interviews  Pictorial works  Biography  Catalogs  History  Photobooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Adapter, Creator, Redactor, Compiler, Other, zxx, Author of introduction, Artist, Arranger, Curator, Commentator for written text, wat, Translator, wst
Classifications: ND588.R48, 759.3
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Most widely held works about Dietmar Elger
Most widely held works by Dietmar Elger
Expressionism : a revolution in German art by Dietmar Elger( Book )

63 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this comprehensive collection, director of the Gerhard Richter Archive Dietmar Elger gathers the many artists and elements of this urgent, scattered, complex movement into one authoritative overview of its protagonists, principles, and essential role in 20th-century modernism. Finding a critical calm amid the frenzy of color and distortion, the book distills Expressionism's leading collectives, Die Brücke and Der Blaue Reiter, as well as its regional characteristics across its Berlin and Munich hubs, and its North German, Rheinland, and Viennese variants
Gerhard Richter : a life in painting by Dietmar Elger( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerhard Richter is one of the most important and influential artists of the postwar era. For decades he has sought innovative ways to make painting more relevant, often through a multifaceted dialog with photography. Today Richter is most widely recognized for the photo-paintings he made during the 1960s that rely on images culled from mass media and pop culture. Always fascinated with the limits and uncertainties of representation, he has since then produced landscapes, abstractions, glass and mirro constructions, prints, sculptures, and installations. Though Richter has been known in the United States for quite some time, the highly successful retrospective of his work at the Museum of Modern Art in 2002 catapulted him to unprecedented fame. Enter noted curator Dietmar Elger, who here presents the first biography of this contemporary artist. Written with full access to Richter and his archives, this fascinating book offers unparalleled insight into his life and work. Elger explores Richter's childhood in Nazi Germany; his years as a student and mural painter in communist East Germany; his time in the West during the turbulent 1960s and '70s, when student protests, political strife, and violence tore the Federal Republic of Germany apart; and his rise to international acclaim during the 1980s and beyond. Richter has always been a difficult personality to parse, and the seemingly contradictory strands of his artistic practice have frustrated and sometimes confounded critics. But the extensive interviews on which this book is based disclose a Richter who is remarkably candid, personal, and vivid. The result is a book that will be the foundational portrait of this artist for years to come
Expressionismus : eine deutsche Kunstrevolution by Dietmar Elger( Book )

65 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een overzicht in woord en beeld van het Duitse expressionisme in de schilderkunst (ca. 1905-1920)
Dadaism by Dietmar Elger( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A precursor to Surrealism, the Dada movement stressed the absurd and unpredictable, the illogical and chaotic, lashing out against traditional aesthetics. This work shows how the movement's participants dared viewers to expand their notions of art
Felix Gonzalez-Torres by Félix González-Torres( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in 4 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue raisonné
Donald Judd, colorist by Donald Judd( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Up till now, the question of color has largely been neglected in the extensive reception of [Judd's] oeuvre. This publication, lavishly illustrated with full-page color pictures, concentrates in detail for the first time on this crucial aspect of Donald Judd's work
Gerhard Richter, landschaften by Gerhard Richter( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van het werk van de Duitse schilder (1932- )
Gerhard Richter : writings 1961-2007 by Gerhard Richter( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gerhard Richter, born in Dresden in 1932, is one of the foremost painters of his generation. A great deal has been written about the remarkable heterogeneity of his work, his seemingly willful and defiant movement between abstract and figurative modes of representation, and his use of a variety of methods of applying paint to canvas. Central to his work is a strong set of values which throughout his career he has expressed in extensive notes and writings, and in provocative and memorable public declarations in which he shows himself to be the master of the paradoxical statement." "This volume makes available a comprehensive selection of Richter texts, several published for the first time. These texts come from all periods of his career: letters and interviews; public statements about specific exhibitions; private reflections drawn from personal correspondence; answers to questions posed by critics; and excerpts from journals discussing the intentions, subjects, methods and sources of his work from various periods. Complete with a comprehensive appendix, and accompanied by over a hundred photographs of artworks, works in progress, exhibition installations, and colleagues and family, this book forms a brilliantly illuminating commentary on Richter's art, as well as providing a thought-provoking discussion on the status of art and the artist in society today."--Jacket
Abstract art by Dietmar Elger( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores abstract art, a style that uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. With roots in early Cubism and Futurism and reaching maturity in Op art and Minimalism, Abstract art encompasses all forms of non-figurative expression. The author has included an introduction with approximately 35 photographs of abstract artworks, plus a timeline of the most important events (political, cultural, scientific, etc.) that took place during the time period; and, a selection of the most important works of the epoch; each is presented with a description/interpretation of the work and brief biography of the artist as well as additional information such as a reference work, portrait of the artist, and/or citations
Gerhard Richter : catalogue raisonné by Gerhard Richter( Book )

14 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerhard Richter ist einer der bedeutendsten Künstler des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts. Sein Werk umfasst einen Zeitraum von nahezu fünf Jahrzenten. Seit einigen Jahren ist der Künstler seiner Heimatstadt Dresden auf besondere Weise verbunden. Seit Februar 2006 existiert das Gerhard Richter Archiv als eine Institution der Staatlichen Kunstsammlunge Dresden. Die Einrichtung entstand mit grosszügiger Unterstützung von Gerhard Richter und arbeitet eng mit dem Kölne Atelier des Künstlers zusammen. Das Gerhard Richter Archiv bereitet eine erweiterte und aktualisierte Neuausgabe des 1896 erschienen Werkverzeichnisses (catalogue raisonné) der Bilder und Skulpturen von Gerhard Richter vor, die ab 2011 in mehreren Bänden erscheinen wird. Der wissenschaftliche Katalog wird grosszügige Farbabbildungen sowie ausführliche Informationen zur Literatur, Ausstellungsgeschichte und Provenienz aller Werke erhalten
Andy Warhol : Selbstportraits = Self-portraits by Andy Warhol( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in German and English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerhard Richter : landscapes by Gerhard Richter( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No genre has fascinated Gerhard Richter so consistently throughout his career as that of landscape. Ever since his softly overpainted Views of Corsica series of 1968-69, the artist has revisited and reprised its possibilities, creating black-and-white townscapes based on newspaper picture and amateur photographs, mountain and park scenes with heavy impasto, illusionistic seascapes in subtly gradated tones and paintings worked with abstract overpainting. Richter's approaches to landscape are various indeed, yet uniquely and recognizably his. This edition brings us up to date with the artist's enduring fondness for this subject
Keith Sonnier : Werke = works by Keith Sonnier( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in 4 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise Lawler : for sale by Dietmar Elger( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Katz : Gerhard Richter at work by Benjamin Katz( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a career spanning almost sixty years, Gerhard Richter is among the most prominent painters of the twentieth and twenty-first century, well-known for his monumental abstract and photo-realistic works. But beyond the many instantly recognizable paintings, relatively little is still known about how Richter works, his artistic processes and philosophy. For this book, Belgian photographer Benjamin Katz--a fifty-year veteran of the art world himself--had the opportunity to capture on film the notoriously camera-shy artist at work. Armed with a pair of compact Leicas, he photographed and hand-developed eighty extraordinary black-and-white portraits of Richter painting, sketching, and mulling over his work. A keen observer, Katz shoots his subjects candidly and without the use of flash. Because of this, his photographs reflect genuine moments in the lives of their subjects, often with an almost palpable sense of humor, melancholy, or love. In addition to Richter, Katz has photographed Joseph Beuys, Sigmar Polke, Rosemarie Trockel, Martin Kippenberger, and Georg Baselitz, among many other legends of the contemporary art world, exhibiting his photographs in some of the world's biggest institutions. Katz's striking photographs of Richter will be equally well-received for the insight they offer into his celebrated career."--Publisher description
Dieter Roth & Dorothy Iannone by Dieter Roth( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerhard Richter : Bilder 1962-1985 by Gerhard Richter( Book )

19 editions published in 1986 in German and English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise Lawler and/or Gerhard Richter : photographs and works by Louise Lawler( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerhard Richter : landscapes by Dietmar Elger( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arte moderno( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Gerhard Richter : a life in painting
Gerhard Richter : a life in paintingDadaismFelix Gonzalez-TorresDonald Judd, coloristGerhard Richter, landschaftenGerhard Richter : writings 1961-2007Abstract artGerhard Richter : catalogue raisonné
Alternative Names
Dietmar Elger deutscher Kunsthistoriker und Kurator

Dietmar Elger Duits kunsthistoricus

Dietmar Elger German art historian

Dietmar Elger historiador del arte alemán

Элгер Дитмар

엘거, 디트마 1958-

エルガー, ディートマー