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Weimar and Now #29: Expressionist Utopias: Paradise, Metropolis, Architectural Fantasy

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The notion of utopia exists in every culture, capturing shared dreams and common goals. This book—prepared to accompany the exhibition Expressionist Utopias mounted at the Los Angeles County Museum in 1993—explores how the optimistic themes of utopia and fantasy sustained faith among artists and architects in the power of art to shape a better world during the tumultuous World War I era in Germany. The exhibition's curator, Timothy O. Benson along with David Frisby, Reinhold Heller, Anton Kaes, Wolf Prix, and Iain Boyd White present the diverse manifestations of the utopia metaphor in its progression throughout Expressionism from Arcadian to manmade utopias.

This work includes a new essay and an interview by Edward Dimenberg with Wolf Prix on the spectacular installation created for the exhibition by the Viennese architectural firm Coop Himmelblau.

Synopsis:

Conveys the dreams and disappointments of German artists, architects, and intellectuals from World War I through the social and economic chaos of the Weimar Republic.

About the Author

Timothy O. Benson is Curator of the Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520230033
Contribution:
Frisby, David
Contribution:
Dimendberg, Edward
Contribution by:
Frisby, David
Contribution by:
Dimendberg, Edward
Contribution:
Frisby, David
Contribution:
Dimendberg, Edward
Author:
Anton K&amp
Author:
Frisby, David
Author:
Dimendberg, Edward
Author:
Benson, Ti
Author:
Kaes, Anton
Author:
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Author:
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Author:
Whyte, Iain Boyd
Author:
Benson, Timothy O.
Author:
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Author:
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Author:
mothy O.
Author:
Heller, Reinhold
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley, CA
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
European
Subject:
History - European
Subject:
Art, german
Subject:
Expressionism (art)
Subject:
Expressionism
Subject:
History - Expressionism
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Expressionism (Art) -- Germany.
Subject:
Art, German -- 20th century.
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism
Series Volume:
29
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
66 color illustrations, 220 b/w photogra
Pages:
339
Dimensions:
12 x 9 x 0.88 in 53 oz

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