LEVE, Manfred

Leve sieht Beuys

Göttingen: Steidl. 2004.

First edition. 300x295mm. pp.256. Original grey paper covered boards, title stamped in black to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Very slight bumping to the bottom corners. Otherwise, near fine; an excellent copy of a beautifully produced book. pp7-17: essays by Eugen Blume ("Conversation on the Beach too long") and Manfred Leve ("Photographing Block Beuys"), text in German and English. pp20-256, black and white photographs of Beuys's work.There are two short collections of photographs from exhibitions in Düsseldorf and Mönchengladbach which form part of the "Ur-history" of the Block Beuys installation. The rest of the book (pp.40-256) is devoted to the seven-room installation that constitutes "Block Beuys". This is a vast collection of sculptures, works on paper and relics from 1949-72 exploring Beuys's own ideas of art and German history. Leve's stunning photographs make a work of art out of Beuys's art.

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