What makes this book club worthy: Created to accompany MoMA's retrospective of the artist, this catalog documents the last 40 years of Richter's work which has always bounced between pure abstraction and realism. Jam-packed with 138 color illustrations, 165 duotones, an introduction by MoMA curator Robert Storr but also a revealing interview with the artist himself.
you'd also want this, i'd add this http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=7806 "One has to believe in what one is doing, one has to commit oneself inwardly, in order to do painting. Once obsessed, one ultimately carries it to the point of believing that one might change human beings through painting. But if one lacks this passionate commitment, there is nothing left to do. Then it is best to leave it alone. For basically painting is idiocy."