Gunther Foerg : A Fragile Beauty, Hardback Book


G nther F rg (1952-2013) was a German painter, sculptor, and photographer with an irreverent approach to abstraction.

F rg's project tackled the latent instability between image and reality.

His painterly surfaces may appear exquisitely sensitive, his installations elegantly precise, but these are mastered and executed with a cold detachment.

His deft manipulations of the languages of abstraction obscured a darker message.

This publication, the most comprehensive to date, offers an important new understanding of this extraordinary and complex artist.

Three years in the making, it reinterprets F rg's oeuvre to reveal an artistic project that raises important questions about the traditional role of an object as a conveyor of fixed meaning.

The book's subtitle--"A Fragile Beauty"--is an indication of how F rg successfully manipulated what is behind and beyond an object's appearance.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 248 pages, 186 color + 10 b-w illus.
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Art & design styles: from c 1960
  • ISBN: 9780300229226



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