Published in 1957, German Expressionist Painting was the first comprehensive study of one of the most pivotal movements in the art of this century. When it was written, however, German Expressionism seemed like an eccentric manifestation far removed from what was then considered the mainstream of modern art. But as historians well know, each ...
Published in 1957, German Expressionist Painting was the first comprehensive study of one of the most pivotal movements in the art of this century. When it was written, however, German Expressionism seemed like an eccentric manifestation far removed from what was then considered the mainstream of modern art. But as historians well know, each generation alters the concept of mainstream to encompass those aspects of the past which seem most relevant to the present. The impact of German Expressionism on the art and thought of later generations could never have been anticipated at the time of the original writing of this book. During the subsequent years an enormous body of scholarly research and an even larger number of popular books on German expressionist art has been printed. Numerous monographs and detailed studies on most of the artists exist now and countless exhibitions with accompanying catalogues have taken place. Much of this new research could have been incorporated in a revised edition and the bibliography certainly could have been greatly expanded to include the important writings which have been published in Germany, the United States and elsewhere since this book was originally issued. The author, however, was faced with the choice of reprinting the original text with only the most necessary alterations-such as updating the captions to indicate present locations of the paintings-or the preparation of a revised text and bibliography. Desirable as a revision appeared, present printing costs would have priced the paperback out of reach for students. It is for this reason that I decided to reissue the original text which stands on its own as a primary investigation of German Expressionist Painting.
Acceptable. 1957 Hardcover 37 illus., 180 plates (part col.). xx, 379 p. Former Library book. Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (p. -353) Bibliography: p. -370. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
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Very good. No dust jacket. Not an ex-library copy. xviii + 380 text p., + 180 plate p., 29 cm. Includes: Illustrations, index, bibliographies. Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (p. -353) Bibliography: p. -370.
Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. xx, 379 pp., 37 illus., 180 plates (part col. ), biblio., index; 24 cm. Good+. Firm binding, creased spine. Clean inside copy. Age toning, edges lightly soiled. Another copy available. CONTENTS: Development in German esthetics relevant to the expressionist movement; Art criticism and esthetic thought; New responses to past styles; Panorama of German art around 1900; The sentiment of the classic; Realism and impressionism; Regionalism, Worpswede, and Paula Modersohn-Becker; Jugendstil: a major source of expressionist painting; Die Brucke; The formation of the Brucke; The expansion of the Brucke; Development of the Brucke from 1907 to 1910; Emil Nolde, 1907-1912; The Brucke painters in Berlin; Expressionist trends in Vienna; The Vienna secession, Klimt, and Schiele; Oskar Kokoschka, 1905-1920; The development of expressionism in Munich; Munich at the turn of the century: Kandinsky's beginnings; The new artists' association; Der Blaue Reiter I; Der Blaue Reiter II; Esthetic theories of Wassily Kandinsky; The prewar years; Controversies about the modern movement and its affirmation in the Sonderbund; Der Sturm; First German autumn salon; The expressionist movement expands; Journeys to exotic countries; 1914 and after; Conclusion.
A well regarded and insightful reference to understanding this major but too often neglected oeuvre of urbane and human works examining conditions leading to the mid-century crises, condemned by the Fascists.
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