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Daniel McLaughlin
Alf Lechner Sculpture Park
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ISBN: 9783958297104
Author : Daniel McLaughlin
Published: 2020
Publisher: Steidl
Number of pages: 232
Language: English
Format: Hardback
Description
Nowhere else in the world can one more intensely experience the work of Alf Lechner than at the Lechner Sculpture Park in Obereichstätt, Germany. Throughout the 23,000 m2 of a former royal Bavarian iron and steel plant, Lechner created a striking Gesamtkunstwerk in which nature and art, and architecture and sculpture uniquely interact. Spread across landscaped terraces are more than 50 of his in part monumental steel sculptures from each series in his more than 60-year career. In a glass-roofed former workshop resides Lechers installation Geteilte Zeitteilung (19912008), composed of 36 individual pieces, while another space is dedicated to temporary presentations of Lechners works on paper related to the corresponding exhibition at the Lechner Museum. Finally, a grand exhibition hall, designed by Lechner and opened in 2013, houses six large sculptures (each weighing up to 150 tons)the realization of the artists dream to install his large-scale work within an interior space. My ultimate goal is simplicity. There is so much intricacy within simplicity that one cannot be simple enough. Alf Lechner

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