Dispatches from Moments of Calm

Dispatches from Moments of Calm
Gerhard Richter, Alexander Kluge, Nathaniel McBride
NZ$ 36.99
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NZ$ 31.44
h203 x 127mm - 192pg
15 Oct 2019 UK
International import eta 10-30 days
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On October 5, 2012, the German national newspaper Die Welt published its daily issue--but things looked . . . different. Quieter. The sensations of the day, forgotten as soon as they're read, were missing, replaced with an unprecedented calm, extracted with care from the chaos of the contemporary. That calm was the work of Gerhard Richter, who had been granted control over Die Welt for that single day, taking over and imprinting all thirty pages of the newspaper with his personal stamp: images from quiet moments amid unquiet times, the demotion of politics from its primary position, the privileging of the private and personal over the public, and, above all, artful, moving contrasts between sharpness and softness. He had created an unprecedented work of mass art. Among the many people to praise the work was writer Alexander Kluge, who instantly began writing stories to accompany Richter's images. This book, the second collaboration between Kluge and Richter, brings their stories and images together, along with new words and artworks created specifically for this volume. The result, Dispatches from Moments of Calm, is a beautiful, meditative interval in the otherwise unremitting press of everyday life, a masterpiece by two acclaimed artists working at the height of their powers.

30 April 1945: The Day Hitler Shot Himself and Germany's Integration with the West Began - (not currently available)
Air Raid - (not currently available)
Alice in Sussex: Mahler after Lewis Carroll and H. C. Artmann
Anarchy's Brief Summer: The Life and Death of Buenaventura Durruti - (not currently available)
Anselm Kiefer in Conversation with Klaus Dermutz
Apostoloff - (not currently available)
Art of Diremption, The: On the Powerlessness of Art
Beloved of the Dawn, The
Blumenberg - (not currently available)
Collected Poems - (not currently available)
Cox: Or the Course of Time
Dark Company: A Novel in Ten Rainy Nights - (not currently available)
Dark Ship, The - (not currently available)
Dispatches from Moments of Calm
Drilling Through Hard Boards: 133 Political Stories
Fire Doesn't Burn - (not currently available)
Flowers for Otello: On the Crimes That Came Out of Jena
Flying Mountain, The
For the Dying Calves: Beyond Literature: Oxford Lectures
Gone But Not Forgotten: My Favourite Flops and Other Projects that Came to Nothing
Gramsci's Fall
Great Fall, The - (not currently available)
Holderlin: A Play in Two Acts - (not currently available)
I Am a Field Full of Rapeseed, Give Cover to Deer and Shine Like Thirteen Oil Paintings Laid One on Top of the Other
In Search of Lost Time: Mahler after Proust (Graphic Novel)
It All Tastes of Farewell: Diaries, 1964-1970
Jew Car, The - (not currently available)
Killing Happiness
King of China, The - (not currently available)
Kong's Finest Hour: A Chronicle of Connections
Loving at a Distance
Money, Money, Money!: A Short Lesson in Economics
Monsters Like Us
Night Music: Essays on Music 1928-1962
Notebooks, Volume 1, 1998-99
On Tarrying
Part of the Solution - (not currently available)
Party Fun with Kant - (not currently available)
Rubble Flora: Selected Poems - (not currently available)
Sea in the Radio, The: Journal Sentences
September: Mirage - (not currently available)
Sex of the Angels, The Saints in Their Heaven, The: A Breviary - (not currently available)
Shadow-Boxing Woman, The - (not currently available)
Silences of Hammerstein, The - (not currently available)
Singers Die Twice: A Journey to the Land of Dhrupad - (not currently available)
Squandered Advice
Starlite Terrace - (not currently available)
Storm Still - (not currently available)
The Fire Above, the Mountain Below
Three Plays: Philoctetes, the Horatian, Mauser - (not currently available)
Three Plays: Rechnitz, the Merchant's Contracts, Charges (the Supplicants) - (not currently available)
Ulysses: Mahler after Joyce
Unfinished, The
Village Indian, The - (not currently available)
What Darkness Was - (not currently available)
What Was Before - (not currently available)

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