Fine. First edition, 2002, hardcover with gray cloth boards, quarto, 120pp., illustrated in color and b&w. Book fine with handsome boards and tight binding, text clean bright and unmarked. No DJ. Exhibition catalog.
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As New. Large quarto. 120 pp; fully illustrated. Gray cloth with blind-stamped lettering on cover & spine, no jacket as issued. A fine, crisp, unmarked copy. An exhibition of new works by Anselm Kiefer, "Merkaba" is composed of eight large-scale paintings and two monumental sculptures made of concrete and steel. The works are inspired by Kabbalist literature dealing primarily with the afterlife. The Merkaba and Hechaloth literature, as discussed in the Kabbalah texts, deal specifically with the ascent up to seven heavenly palaces or temples, which represent the seven attainments of divine spirituality. For Kiefer, the Merkaba, or mystical chariot used for this passage, is not the vehicle towards a single apocalyptic Judgment Day but, rather, a means to the ongoing process of working at art. Catalogue designed by Bruce Mau Design, Toronto.
VG, slight curve to book, prior owner's stamp on p. 15, o.w. a gorgeous, nearly new book. Metallic gray cloth. 120 pp. Profuse color plates. Essay by Harold Bloom. Includes paintings, works on paper and installations. Exhibition held November 8 to December 14, 2002, at the New York gallery. Includes and extensive essay and images of works on paper, paintings and sculpture.
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