Anselm Kiefer Studios
- ISBN 9780500239124
- 31.00 x 25.00 cm
- With 300 illustrations in colour and black and white
- First published 2013
Gaining entry to a painter’s atelier is a rare privilege
‘Provides important insights into Kiefer’s working practice … a masterly, mainly visual study of a visionary 21st-century artist’ – The Art Newspaper
Beyond their obvious practical functions as production and storage spaces, artists’ studios are also physical representations of the mind and memory of an artist, where living and working spaces combine.
In this superbly illustrated volume, Danièle Cohn, who has worked alongside Anselm Kiefer for many years, explains the central role the artist’s studios play in his artistic process. She reveals how Kiefer’s ateliers – their layout and organization, and their location – are intrinsic to his work as a painter and sculptor. The reader is taken on an exploration of Kiefer’s ateliers around the world and shown the influence they have on the creation of his works.
From the attic of a former school and a disused brickyard in Germany, via ateliers in the rural south of France and the urban setting of Le Marais in Paris, to his current studio in Croissy-Beaubourg on the outskirts of the French capital, we discover how Anselm Kiefer’s work spaces have influenced his art.
Danièle Cohn is a professor of visual arts and philosophy of art at the Sorbonne in Paris.