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Gerhard Richter Paperback – 1 Oct 1991

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing; 1st Edition edition (Oct. 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854370847
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854370846
  • Product Dimensions: 29.5 x 23.1 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,984,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a totally riveting collection of personal records, interviews etc from one of the most innovative and thoughtful postwar painters. He is renowned for his unwavering capacity to re-evaluate his views, resulting in a sequence of remarkably varied work, but consistent in their integrity and refusal to latch on to past attitudes or current trends (though he is clearly knowledgeable about the great figures of the past as well as the world about him). He has a winningly humorous side as well as being totally serious and honest. His background of childhood in Nazi Germany followed by the stifling uniformity of the communist East German regime informs him in a striking way, especially his repudiation of any ideology, and his attraction to a state of uncertainty, which speaks of an honest and humble approach. He is, however, strong and clear in his views, while open to development which is portrayed over the years covered in the book. The black and white potraits are an attractive and often witty feature which disclose a kind of benign vanity in many cases.
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Is there another man/ woman like Gerhard Richter? Probably not.

Is there a man/ woman alive today who could not benefit by knowing a little about Gerhard Richter's mindset? Probably not.

You see, to experience Richter is to begin an appreciation of what it is to be on a life-long journey, not knowing what the destination is, when the final calling will come; only believing that developing layers of understanding by 'doing' by endeavouring, by staying true to your individual calling, is the one thing worth pursuing in this material world.

Hence, Richter might jolt each of us into remembering what we're here to do.
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As a painter and sculptor, musician and writer myself I wouldn't be without this book. Photographs liberally pepper this high quality book as do many insightful and philosophical commentaries of Richter's throughout his career as a painter.Not just a read for artists however but for anyone interested in the human condition and how artists in particular endeavour to interpret it, question it and express it.And so even if you to date have not had much truck with the contemporary fine art world, consider that there could be something that you are just not yet tuned in to. Richter can open your eyes as to what and how the world of art has been thinking for the last part of the last century. With that insight perhaps the trends of today may begin to reveal their secrets also.
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Great book!
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