Architecture Dithyrambic: Drawings and Paintings 1964–1977
Matthia Löbke (Ed.)
What critics sometimes label as “anti-modern” behavior by visionary artist Markus Lüpertz was in fact a revelation for art in postwar Europe. Lüpertz’s attitude comes from a deep confrontation with historical utopian architecture— specifically that of Bruno Taut and his “Alpine Architecture”—a prevalent topic among artists in the years following World War I. This slim volume is focused on a pivotal period in the artist’s career from 1964 to 1977, beginning with colorful architectural drawings focused on the theme of the house, which he interprets as living space, studio and family home, extended through the decade to his fanciful imagined territory, “Lüpiland.” During this time, Lüpertz’s works were included in the first Berlin Biennale (1974) as well as Documenta VI. Art historian and curator Siegfried Gohr contributes an excellent essay for the catalog.
Exhibition catalog / Softcover
7 x 9 1/2 inches / 88 pp / 75 color
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