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Weimar and Now #25: We Weren't Modern Enough

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Publisher Comments:

Marsha Meskimmon furnishes a fresh perspective on the art of women in the Weimar Republic and in the process reclaims the lost history of a number of artists who have not received adequate attention—not only because they were women but also because they continued to align themselves with the modes of realistic representation the Expressionists regarded as reactionary. Reconsidering the traditional definitions of German modernism and its central issues of race politics, eugenics, and the city, Meskimmon explores the structures that marginalized the work of little known artists such as Lotte Laserstein, Jeanne Mammen, Gerta Overbeck and Grete Jurgens. She shows how these women's personal and professional experiences in the 1920s and 1930s relate to the visual imagery produced at that time. She also examines representations of different female roles—prostitute, mother, housewife, the "New Woman" and "garçonne"—that attracted the attention of these artists. Situating her exploration on a strong theoretical base, she ranges deftly over mass visual culture—from film to poster art and advertising—to create a vivid portrait of women living and creating in Weimar Germany.

Synopsis:

Meskimmon asks why women artists were left out of the canon of German modernism, tracing the reasons to the construction of a unified (male) history of art that in effect denied women a voice. The book is an effort to reconceive the period's art history and the perspective of the Weimar woman artist.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-259) and index.

About the Author

Marsha Meskimmon is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Art and Design at Loughborough University. Her books include The Art of Reflection: Women Artists' Self-Portraiture in the Twentieth Century (1996).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520221345
Author:
Meskimmon, Marsha
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Art and society
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
European
Subject:
History - European
Subject:
Feminism and the arts
Subject:
Women artists
Subject:
Art, german
Subject:
Modernism
Subject:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Germany.
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art, German -- 20th century.
Subject:
Women artists -- Germany.
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism
Series Volume:
25
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
34 b/w photographs
Pages:
263
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.75 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Meskimmon asks why women artists were left out of the canon of German modernism, tracing the reasons to the construction of a unified (male) history of art that in effect denied women a voice. The book is an effort to reconceive the period's art history and the perspective of the Weimar woman artist.
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