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Saltzman, Lisa
Anselm Kiefer and art after Auschwitz / Lisa Saltzman
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c1999
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 4th Floor  N6888.K43 S26 1999    AVAILABLE
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Subject Kiefer, Anselm, 1945- -- Psychology
Kiefer, Anselm, 1945- -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject(s) Fascism and art
Painting, German
Painting, Modern -- 20th century
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), and art
Physical Description xii, 173 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Based on the author's doctoral dissertation
Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-170) and index
Contents "Thou Shalt Not Make Graven Images": Adorno, Kiefer, and the Ethics of Representation -- Our Fathers, Ourselves: Icarus, Kiefer, and the Burdens of History -- The Sons of Lilith: Mourning and Melancholia, Trauma and Painting -- Kiefer: A Painter from Germany
Summary Anselm Kiefer and Art After Auschwitz examines the possibilities and limits of painting in the aftermath of the Holocaust. Positioning Kiefer as a deeply learned artist who encounters and represents history in painted rather than written form, Lisa Saltzman contends that Kiefer's work is unique among postwar German artists in his persistent exploration of the legacy of fascism. Formally, thematically, and philosophically, Kiefer's work probes the aesthetic and ethical dilemma of representing the unrepresentable, the historical catastrophe into whose aftermath the artist was born
Note Kiefer's work mediates the relation between a deeply traumatic history that he, as a German born after the Second World War, and we, his post-Holocaust spectators, cannot fully know but to which his work bears witness and provides access
Credits Based on the author's doctoral dissertation
Series Cambridge studies in new art history and criticism
Alternate Author Kiefer, Anselm, 1945-
Mardigian Endowment, 2013

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