Minimalism In Germany The Sixties
written by Renate Wiehager
Hatje Cantz | ISBN 9783775733663
Paperback – 520 pages
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"Minimalism in Germany" offers a definitive overview of constructivist and concrete abstraction and the avant-garde in 1960s Germany. With a wealth of color illustrations, this massive and ambitious compendium features approximately 100 works--from serial sculptures to action-oriented works, mostly drawn from the Daimler Art Collection--by around 40 artists. Opening with an examination of predecessors such as Josef Albers, Norbert Kricke, Herbert Zangs and Siegfried Cremer, it looks at developments in abstract art in the cities of Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Berlin and Munich, also acknowledging relevant developments in neighboring Switzerland. Among the artists included here are Hartmut Bohm, Imi Giese, Hanne Darboven, Hermann Glockner, Heinz Mack, Peter Roehr, Charlotte Posenenske, Ulrich Ruckriem and Franz Erhard Walther. Essays on minimalist tendencies in German architecture, literature, film and design of the period in Germany expand the context for their activities.