Tekst: Werner Spies e.a.
Aantal pagina’s: 390
Illustraties: Kleur en zwart-wit
Uitgever: Prestel Verlag, 1991
Catalogus bij de tentoonstelling in Tate Britain (Tate Gallery), Londen, 1991
‘This is the catalog of a centennial retrospective of Ernst’s work held at London’s Tate Gallery and in Germany. Spies, the leading Ernst scholar, delivers a dense but accessible introduction to the artist’s ideas and work, followed by 250 very good color plates, Ernst’s own extensive biographical notes, and specialized essays by four other authors on particular aspects of Ernst’s oeuvre. An excellent introduction to this complex and difficult genius of Dada and Surrealism, this book covers all periods of Ernst’s rich history in detail. Key works not included in the exhibit are included in the plates, making this a more thorough survey than most exhibition catalogs (though Spies’s complete catalog has already reached seven volumes). Highly recommended for all art collections.’