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Konkrete Kunst in Europa nach 1945 = Concrete art in Europe after 1945.
imprint
Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz ; New York, N.Y. : Distribution in the US, D.A.P., Distributed Art Publishers, c2002.
description
427 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
ISBN
3775711910 (hd. bd.)
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imprint
Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz ; New York, N.Y. : Distribution in the US, D.A.P., Distributed Art Publishers, c2002.
isbn
3775711910 (hd. bd.)
general note
Catalogue by M. Lauter and B. Reese.
Inventory catalogue of the Peter C. Ruppert collection now housed permanently in the Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg.
catalogue key
4862816
 
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
For many decades now, the private collector Peter C. Ruppert and his wife Rosemarie have been building up an art collection consisting of more than 240 works which serve to illustrate and document the expansion and development of concrete art throughout Europe from 1945 onwards.
Long Description
Over the past three decades, private collectors Peter and Rosemarie Ruppert have amassed an enormous range of works focused on the definition of concrete art as an aesthetic form that stands only for itself, and not for an abstracted or symbolic representation of the visually perceptible. Taken together, the works serve to illustrate the expansion and development of concrete art throughout Europe from 1945 to the present. The collection, featuring more than 240 works by 171 artists from 22 countries, includes paintings of geometric forms and pure colors by Victor Vasarely, Josef Albers, and Max Bill, early computer art by Manfred Mohr, virtual sculptures by Gerhard Mantz, and recent works of Concrete photography.
Main Description
For over three decades, Peter C. Ruppert and his wife Rosemarie assembled a private collection of some 245 artworks which vividly document the development and spread of Concrete Art throughout Europe from 1945 to the present. The year 1945 marked the political turning point brought about by the cessation of war; with regard to art it meant different things to different nations. To be sure, Concrete Art was not hindered by Europe's borders, and is encountered in America, for example, as Hard Edge painting, Color Field painting and Minimal Art. Yet the conscious focus on Europe reveals a wide and fertile terrain.
Unpaid Annotation
For more than three decades, the private collector Peter C. Ruppert and his wife Rosemarie have been building up an art collection consisting of more than 245 works. Their collection serves to illustrate and document the expansion and development of Concrete Art throughout Europe from 1945 until today. This book presents an extensive overview of individual aspects of a collection featuring works by 171 artists from 22 countries. The enormous range of the collection is focused by the definition of Concrete Art as an aesthetic form that stands only for itself, and not for an abstracted or symbolistic representation of the visually perceptible. The collection includes the geometric forms and pure colors in the paintings of Victor Vasarely, Josef Albers and Max Bill, the beginnings of computer art with Manfred Mohr, virtual sculptures by Gerhard Mantz, as well as most recent works of Concrete Photography.
Table of Contents
Grussworte zur Eroffnung des Museums/ Greetings on the occasion of the inauguration of the Museump. 6
Bekenntnis zur Klarheit--Uber die Sammlung Peter C. Ruppert/ Allegiance to clarity--The Peter C. Ruppert Collectionp. 13
Interview mit dem Sammler Peter C. Ruppert/ Interview with the collector Peter C. Ruppertp. 33
Stille Orte der Geometrie/ Quiet abodes of geometryp. 70
"Kind ohne Namen?"--Zur Entwicklung und Terminologie der konkreten Kunst in der Schweiz/ "Child Without a Name?"--On the development and terminology of Concrete Art in Switzerlandp. 84
Hauptstadt: Paris/ Capitale: Paris/ Capital: Parisp. 122
Konkrete Kunst in Deutschland in der Sammlung Ruppert--Ein Streiflicht/ Concrete Art of Germany in the Ruppert Collection--A brief surveyp. 166
Uber "ureigene Mittel und Gesetzmassigkeiten" in der konkreten Kunst in Europa nach 1945/ On "innate means and laws" in the Concrete Art in Europe after 1945p. 228
Die europaweite Ausbreitung der konkreten Kunst nach 1945/ The spread of Concrete Art in Europe after 1945p. 262
Verzeichnis der Werke/Catalogue of Worksp. 343
Biografien/Biographiesp. 364
Fotonachweis/Photo Creditsp. 426
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