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Heinz Mack


Heinz Mack is one of Germany’s most important contemporary artists. As co-founder of the ZERO movement, he has long been deeply rooted in the European avant-garde, and his œuvre is an essential part of recent art history. This book presents the sculptural reliefs that are central to his artistic practice. Mack coined the term “light-relief” to describe his approach, a term that highlights the interplay between light and surface. With nearly three hundred color images, the book is the first to focus on Mack’s reliefs, presenting works from 1952 to the present, including reliefs created in stone, wood, and even sand.

400 pages | 280 color plates | 10 1/2 x 11 3/4 | © 2015

Art: Art--General Studies

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Table of Contents

Robert Fleck:

Ulrike Schmitt:
The Meaning of the Relief in the Oeuvre of Heinz Mack

Uwe Fleckner:
Plastically Shaped Time—Heinz Mack’s Rotor Reliefs and Kinetics in Art

Fritz Jacobi:
The Planner Space as Energy Field—About Heinz Mack’s Relief Structures

Eugen Blume:
The Immanence of Transcendence—Heinz Mack’s Reliefs

Claus—Peter Haase:
Heinz Mack and the Orient—A Discussion about Light and Refraction

Heniz Mack
White Reliefs
Black Reliefs
Silver Reliefs
Light Reliefs
Golden and Sand Reliefs
Grid Reliefs

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