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Max Beckmann
Peter Howard Selz
0789201194
May 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Born in Leipzig in 1884, Beckmann achieved early success as an artist, but it was only after his contact with the wounded and dying during WWI that he began to produce the emotionally charged paintings for which he is best known today. These anxious, violent scenes, with distorted, angular figures, intense colors and compressed space, caused the Nazis to label him a degenerate artist, and in 1937 he moved to Amsterdam. In 1947, he came to the United States, where he taught at Washington University in St. Louis and at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. He died in New York City in 1950. Because of the exaggerated emotional impact of his paintings, Beckmann is often called an expressionist, but as Selz points out in this lucid and insightful overview of the artist's life and work, he rejected the abstract tendencies of...


Max Beckmann
Max Beckmann
0870702416
January 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Max Beckmann was among the greatest painters of the 20th century, yet no retrospective of his work has been mounted in the art capitals of New York, London, and Paris in over 30 years. Perhaps the lapse of attention has to do with the importance of abstraction in 20th-century art, and Beckmann's work is always figurative, simultaneously muscular and enigmatic and has enormous and unsettling power. Beckmann began his career as a naturalist and Symbolist in the period before World War I. After the war he developed a unique pictorial style that mixed expressionist color and gesture, mythological and mystical allegory, and the harsh new objectivity of his portrayal of modern life throughout the Nazi reign of terror. A prolific artist in painting, drawing, and printmaking--as well as a powerful sculptor--Beckmann created...


Max Beckmann
Peter Howard Selz
1558598898
May 1996
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Born in Leipzig in 1884, Beckmann achieved early success as an artist, but it was only after his contact with the wounded and dying during WWI that he began to produce the emotionally charged paintings for which he is best known today. These anxious, violent scenes, with distorted, angular figures, intense colors and compressed space, caused the Nazis to label him a degenerate artist, and in 1937 he moved to Amsterdam. In 1947, he came to the United States, where he taught at Washington University in St. Louis and at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. He died in New York City in 1950. Because of the exaggerated emotional impact of his paintings, Beckmann is often called an expressionist, but as Selz points out in this lucid and insightful overview of the artist's life and work, he rejected the abstract tendencies of...


Max Beckmann and the Self
Sister Wendy Beckett
3791328778
March 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
As original as he was prolific, German artist Max Beckmann produced nearly a thousand works in a career that spanned two world wars. This beautifully produced volume uses Beckmann’s own words as an introduction to the artist’s creative expression and his unwavering search for the self. Beckmann struggled throughout his life to define his identity through his paintings. He started out as an ambitious and self-confident young artist, went through a horrific stint as a medical orderly in World War I, and then became an exile in Holland and the United States. Through her careful analyses of more than fifty works, Sister Wendy illuminates Beckmann’s use of symbolism as well as the strong thematic strains of his paintings and triptychs. The artist’s bold use of color and line are in brilliant evidence in...


Self-Portrait in Words: Collected Writings and Statements, 1903-1950
Max Beckmann
0226041352
March 1997
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Review
German expressionist painter Max Beckmann, whose paintings were influenced by horrific scenes he witnessed as a medical orderly in World War I, was eventually labeled a "degenerate artist" by the Nazis and forced to flee his homeland. In this collection of essays, speeches, and letters, Beckmann emerges as a deeply intelligent and sensitive observer of the world. Of particular note are writings from the battlefields of 1915, and some of his instructional comments to students from his time spent teaching in the United States in the late 1940s.

The New York Times Book Review, Andrea Barnet
The man who emerges from this revealing selection from his earliest diaries, war letters and public statements is duplicitous and more politically compromised than has been previously...


Max Beckmann on My Painting
Max Beckmann
1854374567
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Max Beckmann (1884-1950) is widely regarded as one of the most important figurative painters of the last 100 years, and On My Painting is one of the key texts essential for understanding his work. Composed in 1938, it was read by Beckmann at the opening of the 20th-Century German Art exhibition in London, a riposte to the Degenerate Art exhibition that Hitler held to pillory the work of Beckmann and other figures of the avant-garde. In his lecture, Beckmann outlined his artistic as well as his moral and spiritual vision, providing a unique insight into his complex work.

About the Author
Sean Rainbird is curator at Tate and is the London selector for the major Max Beckmann retrospective taking place in 2003. Mayen Beckmann is the artist's granddaughter.


Self-Portrait in Words: Collected Writings and Statements, 1903-1950
Max Beckmann
0226041360
November 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
German expressionist painter Max Beckmann, whose paintings were influenced by horrific scenes he witnessed as a medical orderly in World War I, was eventually labeled a "degenerate artist" by the Nazis and forced to flee his homeland. In this collection of essays, speeches, and letters, Beckmann emerges as a deeply intelligent and sensitive observer of the world. Of particular note are writings from the battlefields of 1915, and some of his instructional comments to students from his time spent teaching in the United States in the late 1940s. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

The New York Times Book Review, Andrea Barnet
The man who emerges from this revealing selection from his earliest diaries, war letters and public statements is duplicitous and...


Max Beckman: Dream of Life
Max Beckmann
3775716955
June 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Description: ìArt serves understanding, not entertainment,î reads one of Max Beckmannís dictums. Beckmannís oeuvre, widely acknowledged to be some of the most significant German art of the twentieth century, contains a wealth of existential and contemporary historical convictions and questions. This representative selection of some 60 figurative paintings done between 1917 and the artistís death in 1950 unfolds the entire panorama of his career, from violent works reflecting the shock of war to pieces from his later years in New York, from the Cubism and Expressionism of his youth to the Symbolism of his later age. The Dream of Life sheds new light on the development of Beckmannís techniques, ideas and central themes: cabaret, music, the world of the theater, dreams and reality, sensual...


Vitalism in Modern Art, C. 1900-1950: Otto Dix, Stanley Spencer, Max Beckmann and Jacob Epstein
Richard A. Lofthouse
0773461655
January 2005
Hardcover
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Mose
Loren Graham
0819512206
November 1993
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This book-length narrative poem is astonishing: Graham's debut tells the story of Mose, a convicted murderer in a Texas prison, with all the insight and inexorable suspense of a Dostoevsky novel-while sculpted by the craft, form and language of poetry. Pages are titled by the number of days Mose has left in prison, with each "day" constituting a poem in itself. The unrhymed triplet form Graham uses is full of internal rhyme, assonance and alliteration, and develops a rhythm of pulse and necessity that belies ever mistaking it for prose. Within this poetic frame a tapestry of voices is woven to explain the crime and its legacy: a narrative voice acting as omniscient witness to Mose's circumstances; italicized lines which represent a letter Mose is writing-either literally or in his head-to his love, Gracie; while...


Mobile People Mobile Law: Expanding Legal Relations in a Contracting World
Anne Griffiths
0754623866
June 2005
Hardcover
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