Item #76174 CASPAR DAVID FRIEDRICH. Johannes Grave.


Munich, London, New York: Prestel, 2012. First Edition. Hardcover. One of his generation’s most popular painters, Friedrich (1774-1840) imagined landscapes of powerful beauty and spirituality from within the confines of his studios. This breathtaking monograph, filled with glorious, full-color reproductions and details of his paintings, argues for Friedrich’s reputation as a sublime artist and interpreter of nature. In his thoughtful and well researched commentary, author Johannes Grave explores Friedrich’s unique approach to landscape painting as well as his revolutionary thoughts about how these paintings should be received by their viewers. Looking closely at pieces such as Monk by the Sea, The Abbey in the Oakwood, and the Tetschen Altar, Graves shows how Friedrich developed an innovative approach to landscape painting, one that communicated a new sense of space and time, and which draws the viewer into a unique aesthetic experience. Quarto: 288 p. Original printed gray paper-covered boards. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket, virtually as new, housed in the publisher's slipcase. Fine / Fine. Item #76174
ISBN: 9783791346281

Price: $100.00

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