(ART)BOOKS WE LOVE | August Macke

Oldie but goldie and I won’t miss it! This is one of my favourite artbooks and it’s in my bookcase since several years. “August Macke. Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen.“ is a catalog with all his paintings, watercolors and drawings. I was looking out for so many years to get this book. (It’s out of print! And you only get it in well-sorted second hand bookshops. My edition was a present by a lovely person and a colleague in Münster). Well, I have to be honest – I have never read this book! 😀 I visited a lot of August Macke exhibitions, so I don’t want to read his biography for the umpteenth time. Ok, there are a lot of more articles inside, but I’m not interested in them. I love his paintings. That’s enough for me. My favourite one is “Türkisches Café I” or “Türkisches Café II” (both are great). Years ago I visited the Lenbachhaus in Munic to see this picture. And another time I went to Kunstmuseum Bonn to see the other one. I think I saw both side by side in Bonn at the special exhibition “August Macke and Franz Marc”. (This exhibition was also in Munich and I saw it, too. So you know what I mean, I really enjoy the artwork of August Macke.) But I am not sure. It’s always a pleasure to have a look inside this catalog.

During my time in Münster I had the chance to study August Macke. The LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur has an amazing collection and a lot of paintings, drawings and watercolors by Macke. If you haven’t been there, it’s worth a trip! So this artbook includes all the paintings, drawings and watercolors – this book is a masterpiece. All exhibition of August Macke till 1985 are listed and you will find the provenances of the paintings. 528 pages and 6,6 pounds August Macke pure! ❤ It’s a coffee-table book. I enjoy watching my treasure during this dismal wintertime. His artworks are so colourful, what’s better? 🙂

#artbook | August Macke. Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen.

#language | German

#publisher | München. F. Bruckmann

#ISBN | 9783765421334

#pages | 528

#published | 1986

you can get your copy in a well-sorted second hand bookshop

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