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Publisher Comments:

"An indispensable anthology that immediately renders its predecessors obsolete. With its gathering of public and private documents, it carries us through the rise and fall of one of the great upheavals of modern art."—Robert Rosenblum, New York University

"These essays, including many previously unavailable in English, are rich with startling new insights into the German Expressionist psyche. Elucidating the artists' view of government, the role of women in modern society, and their own ambivalence about the effectiveness of abstract art, this anthology is essential reading for all scholars and students of twentieth-century art."—Joan Marter, author of Alexander Calder

Synopsis:

German Expressionism, one of the most significant movements of early European modernism, was an enormously powerful element in Germany's cultural life from the end of the Wilhelmine Empire to the Third Reich. While the movement embraced such diverse artists as E. L. Kirchner, Wassily Kandinsky, Käthe Kollwitz, and George Grosz, all the participants shared an almost messianic belief in the power of art to change society. Rose-Carol Washton Long has drawn together over eighty documents crucial to the understanding of German Expressionism, many of them translated for the first time into English.

About the Author

Rose-Carol Washton Long is Professor of Art History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Among her books is Kandinsky: The Development of an Abstract Style.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520202641
Editor:
Long, Rose-Carol Washton
Other:
Long, Rose-Carol W.
Editor:
Long, Rose-Carol W.
Author:
Long, Rose-Carol Washton
Author:
Roth, Nancy
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
Art, german
Subject:
Expressionism (art)
Subject:
Expressionism
Subject:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Germany.
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Expressionism (Art) -- Germany.
Subject:
Art, German -- 20th century.
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
Europe - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Documents of Twentieth Century Art
Series Volume:
66-24
Publication Date:
19951231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
370
Dimensions:
9.25 x 5.88 x 1 in 22 oz

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German Expressionism, one of the most significant movements of early European modernism, was an enormously powerful element in Germany's cultural life from the end of the Wilhelmine Empire to the Third Reich. While the movement embraced such diverse artists as E. L. Kirchner, Wassily Kandinsky, Käthe Kollwitz, and George Grosz, all the participants shared an almost messianic belief in the power of art to change society. Rose-Carol Washton Long has drawn together over eighty documents crucial to the understanding of German Expressionism, many of them translated for the first time into English.
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