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The Resource Joseph Beuys, Claudia Mesch

Joseph Beuys, Claudia Mesch

Label
Joseph Beuys
Title
Joseph Beuys
Statement of responsibility
Claudia Mesch
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Joseph Beuys is arguably the most important and most controversial German artist of the late twentieth century. This book illuminates two defining threads in Beuys's life and art: the centrality of trauma, and his sustained investigation of the very notion of art itself. Many of Beuys's artworks are autobiographical in content. His self-woven legend of rescue and redemption still strikes many as an inappropriate fantasy, located as it is in the harrowing context of the Second World War. Beuys's self-mythology confronted the post-traumatic, foregrounding his struggle for psychic recovery. This led to his efforts to extend the purview of Western art, freeing artists after him to work in a thoroughly interdisciplinary way. His notion of activism-as-art has become predominant in contemporary art of the twenty-first century. Exploring Beuys's expansive conception of art and following him into the realms of science, politics and spirituality, this book attributes extraordinary importance to Beuys's myth-making as a positive force in the post-war confrontation of Germany's past
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mesch, Claudia
Dewey number
709.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N6888.B463
LC item number
M47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beuys, Joseph
  • Artists
Label
Joseph Beuys, Claudia Mesch
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223122294391
  • 31223122294383
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-148)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bad father -- Crisis and Catholicism -- Performance, autobiography, 'life course/work course' -- Romantic science, medicine, shamanism -- Activism and party politics -- The artist's image and 'block'
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
152 pages
Isbn
9781780237350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956626286
Label
Joseph Beuys, Claudia Mesch
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223122294391
  • 31223122294383
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-148)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bad father -- Crisis and Catholicism -- Performance, autobiography, 'life course/work course' -- Romantic science, medicine, shamanism -- Activism and party politics -- The artist's image and 'block'
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
152 pages
Isbn
9781780237350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956626286

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