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Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting
by Robert Storr
Hardcover - 336 pages (February 15, )
Museum of Modern Art; ISBN: 189102437X 

The Daily Practice of Painting
by Gerhard Richter, et al
"Now that we do not have priests and philosophers anymore, artists are the most important people in the world. . . . Art is wretched, cynical, stupid, helpless, confusing." -- Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter, born in Dresden in 1932, is one of the foremost painters of his generation. A great deal has been written about the bewildering heterogeneity of his work over the past 30 years.
Paperback - 272 pages Reprint edition (December 5, )
MIT Press; ISBN: 026268084X

Atlas : Of the Photographs Collages and Sketches
by Gerhard Richter, Lenbachhaus Munich (Editor)
Hardcover - 432 pages
Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN: 1881616886
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Gerhard Richter: Drawings: 1964-1999
by Dieter Schwarz, et al
This comprehensive survey presents more than 400 drawings, each with descriptive captions and background text, as well as essays by Dieter Schwarz and Birgit Pelzer that investigate this crucial component of one of the 20th century's most celebrated painters.
Hardcover - 320 pages
Richter Verlag; ISBN: 3933807042

Gerhard Richter: Florence
by Gerhard Richter, Dietmar Elger
For nearly 40 years, in a body of work that often looks as though it was made by several different artists, Gerhard Richter has been examining the ways we perceive reality and the effects of different forms of representation on the viewer. "For me," he has said, "there is no difference between a landscape and an abstract painting. In my view, the term 'realism' makes no sense." Richter began painting on photographs in 1989 as a way of conflating sets of opposing values: the tactile paint mark that is actually abstract and the illusionistic depiction of real space created by the action of light on film. The slender volume Gerhard Richter: Florence contains a series of small square snapshots, mostly of the view outside Richter's Cologne studio and street scenes in Florence, which he altered by applying oil paint with a palette knife. In some images, he reinforces the intense color of the photograph (vivid swipes of red and yellow on autumn foliage, for example). In others, the paint nearly obliterates the scene (a milky sheet of paint nearly wiping out a bridge reflected in the Arno River). The artist, who originally conceived the project for a set of CDs (thus the square format), painstakingly subverts normal expectations. The numerical dates that serve as titles are unrelated to the dates when the photographs were taken or painted. Even the size of the reproductions is ever-so-slightly larger (rather than smaller) than the originals. But the visual pleasure of the images doesn't rely on any theoretical underpinning. The rhythmic blotting out of chunks of a view with bands of high-key color creates an abstract beauty all the more jewel-like for being rendered in miniature. --Cathy Curtis -
Hardcover: 144 pages
Hatje Cantz Publishers; ISBN: 3775710590; (September 15, )

Gerhard Richter : Paintings
by Gerhard Richter, et al
Includes selected quotes by Richter.
Paperback - 92 pages
Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN: 1881616835< Out of Print

Gerhard Richter : Landscapes
by Gerhard Richter, et al

Abstract Painting 825-II : 69 Details
by Gerhard Richter, Hans Ulrich Obrist (Contributor)
69 details from a single abstract painting by German artist Gerhard Richter presented as a work of art in its own right.

Gerhard Richter: October 18, 1977
by Robert Storr, et al

Gerhard Richter: Watercolors: 1964-1997
by Gerhard Richter, Dieter Schwarz
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Gerhard Richter; Catalogue Raisonne, 1962-1993
by Gerhard Richter
Hardcover: ; Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN: 3893225544; Boxed edition
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