The Prints of Erwin Eisch

Petrie, Kevin (2012) The Prints of Erwin Eisch. In: Erwin Eisch: Wolken waren schon immer mein letzter Halt. Glas und Bilder /Erwin Eisch: Clouds have been my foothold all along. Glass and Paintings. Munich:, Hirmer. ISBN 978-3777453811

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Abstract

Erwin Eisch (b1927 Germany) is an internationally respected artist, known for his painted glass sculptures and installations. He is also a painter, draughtsman and printmaker. The prints are less well known, but important because of the innovation of printing from glass plates, which Eisch greatly advanced in the 1980s. Eisch's 75 editions of prints offer a focused view of his central ideas of 'heaven, earth and all things in between' with personal, imaginative, historical and political references. This research allowed access to all of Eisch's prints, at the 'Eisch Foundation' in Germany. It has formally catalogued and visually recorded the prints, many for the first time, and importantly with details of Eisch's complex and witty imagery. Most crucially, it has recorded Eisch's own thoughts on his prints which have not been published to date. This provides focused insights, relevant to both the glass and print fields, into a lesser known aspect of this important artist's career. This is timely given Eisch's 85th birthday and the 50th year of the 'Studio
Glass' movement in 2012.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Fine Art > Art History
Glass and Ceramics > Glass
Fine Art > Printmaking
Divisions: Creative and Cultural Practices Beacon > Art and Design Workstream
Faculty of Arts Design and Media > Department of Arts and Design
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Depositing User: Kevin Petrie
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2012 10:48
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2014 15:12
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/2671

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