Avant-Garde Artist of the 1960s
Renate Wiehager (Ed.)
“I assemble available things of the same kind together. These might, for example, be objects, photographs, or freestanding forms, such as letters, texts, tones and sounds, film material, etc. I call the results ‘montages.’ I use no organic objects, but only constructed, preferably industrially produced things.”— Peter Roehr (1944–1968, Germany). This quote characterizes Roehr’s entire artistic project, defining his complete oeuvre produced between 1962 and 1967. In an unusual presentation for a monograph, a book-long essay, titled “Field Pulsations” by Sarah Hayden and Paul Hegarty, weaves its way through the almost five hundred reproductions of the artist’s works. This is a first-time, in-depth survey of the prolific German avant-garde artist, presenting his ruthlessly serial works and touching on the Happening (through his curating with Paul Maenz), appropriations, Land Art, Process Art, and even Op Art. The book ends with a detailed chronology that traces the biography of the artist in the context of developments in art in the 1960s.
8 ½ x 11 in. / 368 pp / 100 b&w and 350 color
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