Gerhard Richter: Images of an Era

Contributors Uwe Schneede et al

  • 978-3-77745-001-8  
  • 280 x 225 mm | 11 x 8.8 in  
  • HB | 216pp  
  • 222 colour & b/w 

Published in collaboration with and available from Hirmer Verlag

Practically no other artist today is as internationally acclaimed as Gerhard Richter. After relocating to Western Germany in the early 1960s, he began to interpret his new environment visually by creating large paintings which were based on photographs. Today, the image of a whole era can be found in the collection of these works, as well as the unexpected revival of history painting in modern times.

This volume presents and describes 50 of the artist’s works with essays by leading Richter experts. It also includes personal testimonials in previously unpublished letters as well as a conversation between Gerhard Richter and Richter expert Uwe Schneede.