Joseph Beuys - Mark Rosenthal
Joseph Beuys by Mark Rosenthal is essential for those interested in the life, work, and legacy of one of the art world's most intriguing figures. Joseph Beuys (1921-1986)--a German sculptor and performance artist--became one of the most influential figures in modern and contemporary art. His charismatic presence, extraordinary life, and unconventional artistic style gained him international notoriety during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.
This beautifully illustrated book investigates Beuys's sculpture, arguably the most fundamental portion of his artistic work, as well as his extraordinary influence. Featured objects include a stunning selection of Beuys's remarkable vitrines--sly cousins of standard museum presentations, featuring both hand-made and found objects serving as "exhibitions" on Beuys's own topics; blackboards on which he recorded his lectures and performances; room-sized environments; and many other sculptural projects that frequently served as physical documentation for Beuys's performances.
Includes a comprehensive chronology of Beuys's activities as an artist and activist