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Asger Jorn



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Danish artist Asger Jorn (1914 73) was one of the most important exponents of modern Nordic art. This book provides an amusing, rather unusual introduction to this highly unconventional figure of Europe's post-war artistic avant-garde. Conceived as an imaginary museum of sixteen richly illustrated galleries, it shows the manifold aspects of Jorn's oeuvre, and for the first time reveals the entire range of his artistic production. The text offers a scholarly introduction, followed by a series of diverting "short stories" on Jorn. Drawing on original letters, interviews, photographs, press clippings, and even excerpts from Jorn's mother's unpublished book about her son, they give insight into the artist's life as well as his charismatic personality, his relationships with fellow artists and his involvement with artistic movements such as CoBrA and the Situationist International. The stories range from presenting Jorn as a political activist and Marxist philosopher to more intimate details, such as his role as a father and his failed endeavor to receive a doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of Copenhagen in the early 1950s. Asger Jorn in Images, Words, and Forms is a long awaited and easy to read general introduction to the life and work of an equally important and original figure in 20th-century art. AUTHOR: Ruth Baumeister is a German architect, researcher and writer. She teaches at Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam and Delft University of Technology. SELLING POINTS: . Asger Jorn is one of the most significant 20th-century Danish artists; this collection celebrates his 100th anniversary . Reveals aspects of Jorn's work on artistic and human expression, illustrated in his painting, sculpture and ceramic work, as well as his writing . Presenting new and previously unpublished material 130 colour, 20 b/w illustrations

Product code: 9783858817358

ISBN 9783858817358
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H280xW220
No. Of Pages 144
Publisher Scheidegger und Spiess AG, Verlag
An introduction to life and work of the Danish artist Asger Jorn.