July 2017 Academic & Specialist Reaktion Books

Critical Lives

Joseph Beuys Claudia Mesch

Critical Lives

Joseph Beuys
Claudia Mesch


Paperback | Jul 2017 | REAKTION BOOKS | 9781780237350 | 192pp | 200x130mm | Forthcoming | RFB | AUD$29.99, NZD$34.99

 

Joseph Beuys is arguably the most important and most controversial German artist of the late twentieth century, not least because his persona is interwoven with Germany’s fascist past. This book illuminates two defining threads in Beuys’s life and art: the centrality of trauma, and his sustained investigation of the very notion of art itself.