Martin Assig

Westwerk Havelhaus

Westwerk Havelhaus presents recent sculptures by Berlin artist Martin Assig: smallsize, colourful objects shaped like churches and houses, made of wood, paper, papiermâché, and wire, and painted in the technique of encaustic. A mix of artistic sophistication and childlike naivety, these toy bricks radiate a particular piousness and sense of meditation. English/German text.

June 2008, hardback 24 x 29.2 cm, 88 pages, 41 color plates ISBN: 9783829603744 US$ 45.00

Schirmer/Mosel Verlag GmbH

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Anselm Kiefer

Balder Lied

Two new artist’s books by the grandmaster of contemporary German painting: Aperiatur terra, quoting Isaiah’s prophecy “Let the earth open, that it may bring forth salvation” from the Bible, and Das BalderLied, referring to the Germanic god of light, purity and beauty, Balder, who was killed despite his presumed invulnerability. English/German text.

June 2008, hardback

24.5 x 32 cm, 56 pages, 31 color plates ISBN: 9783829603706 US$ 65.00

Schirmer/Mosel Verlag GmbH

Widenmayerstr. 16 D – 80538 München Tel. +49 89 21 26 700 Fax +4989338695 mail@schirmermosel.com

Anselm Kiefer

Aperiatur terra

Two new artist’s books by the grandmaster of contemporary German painting: Aperiatur terra, quoting Isaiah’s prophecy “Let the earth open, that it may bring forth salvation” from the Bible, and Das BalderLied, referring to the Germanic god of light, purity and beauty, Balder, who was killed despite his presumed invulnerability. English/German text.

June 2008, hardback

24.5 x 32 cm, 56 pages, 31 color plates ISBN: 9783829603713 US$ 65.00

Schirmer/Mosel Verlag GmbH

Widenmayerstr. 16 D – 80538 München Tel. +49 89 21 26 700 Fax +4989338695 mail@schirmermosel.com

Sigmar Polke

Photographs

Sigmar Polke, one of the foremost living painters known for his use of surprising materials, loves photography as a media for experimentation. Playing with accidental chemical processes, layered multiple exposures, and purposefully misapplied procedures, Polke creates magical pictures, which are, at their core, always a portent of the source material, the image depicting reality. English/German text.

June 2008, hardback 24 x 28.5cm, 92 pages, 69 color and 73 duotone plates ISBN: 9783829603621 US$ 45.00

Schirmer/Mosel Verlag GmbH

Martin Kippenberger

67 Improved Papertigers

Martin Kippenberger, legendary German painter, performance and installation artist, approached art with a sort of “free for all” naivety, stripping away art’s glamour and hierarchy. He was also a sharptongued and playful mocker. This is the first publication of his aphorisms written in English, in a bilingual English/German edition.

September 2008, softback 17 x 24.5 cm, 24 pages ISBN: 9783829603508 US$ 30.00

Schirmer/Mosel Verlag GmbH

Widenmayerstr. 16 D – 80538 München Tel. +49 89 21 26 700 Fax +4989338695 mail@schirmermosel.com

Edwin Zwakman

fake but accurate

At first sight, Zwakman’s pictures look like documentary photographs: obviously landscapes, streets, lookouts, junctions. The book’s title leads to the truth: they are accurate fakes, pictures of model situations the artist builds in his studio. His meticulous simulations of real situations both test our perceptive faculty and reveal the artificiality of the real world around us. English/German text.

September 2008, hardback

23.5 x 27.2 cm, 176 pages, 113 color plates ISBN: 9783829603881 US$ 55.00

Schirmer/Mosel Verlag GmbH

Widenmayerstr. 16 D – 80538 München Tel. +49 89 21 26 700 Fax +4989338695 mail@schirmermosel.com