From 1945 to 1985, Joseph Beuys produced a body of work which was the subject of much critical discussion during his own lifetime. Arranged chronologically, this overview draws on selected works produced during this 40-year period and includes drawings and watercolours, sculptures and objects, environments and performances. Alain Borer takes in nature and people, material and form, chaos and reason and addresses the transformation of his work from early imaginary worlds into ever more fluent and unlimited artistic forms.
Thames & Hudson Ltd
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01 March 2016
A / AS level
Editor's Foreword * Alain Borer: A Lament for Joseph Beuys * Plates * Editorial Notes to the Plates * I. Education and Invention: Cleves / Dusseldorf, 1945-1960 * II. The Academy, Dusseldorf, 1961-1972 * III. After the Academy: Berlin / Kassel / London / New York / Paris / Venice, 1973-1985 * Notes to the Captions
Alain Borer is a French poet and writer. He has been a Professor at l'Ecole superieure des beaux-arts de Tours since 1979, and a Visting Professor at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, since 2005.