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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: The Photographic Work
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (Photographer)
3865212174
June 2006
Hardcover
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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was one of the most important painters of the Expressionist movement, but he was also a skilled photographer who documented the eraís main protagonists and milieu. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: The Photographic Work, compiled and edited by the Kirchner Museum Davos, is the first collection of his photographs, taken between 1908 and 1938. Brought together, they offer insight into the beginning of the modern age and all its contradictions, not least in the wild bohemian life of the artists, set alongside scenes of the intensely archaic Alpine world. Kirchner also attempted to portray the ìmodel societyî of contemporary artists through his portraits, including subjects such as Oskar Schlemmer, Hermann Scherer and Albert Muller; authors such as Theodor W. Bluth and Alfred Dàblin; and...


Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Jill Lloyd
190397318X
Mar 2003
Hardcover
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One of the most prolific and creative of the German Expressionists, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938) is noted for his mastery of the human form and the startling contrasts of pure color in his paintings. This gorgeous book--the first publication in English in 30 years on this leader of the Die Brucke movement--presents almost 150 of Kirchner's finest paintings, watercolors, prints, and sculptures, together with essays by leading scholars. Of all the artists in the early modern period, Kirchner was most responsive to the underlying tension between nature and civilization that fascinated his generation. This preoccupation culminates in his paintings of metropolitan Berlin, where he combines elegance with fierce rawness to reveal the potential wildness of the crowd. His masterpieces from the years 1905 to 1915, his most...


Hand and Head: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's Self-Portrait as Soldier
Peter Springer
0520216261
May 2002
Hardcover
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Expressionist painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's Self-Portrait as Soldier (1915) is one of the best-known self-portraits of the modern classical period. With its sharp foreground focus on the uniformed artist's bloody amputated hand, the painting has long been interpreted as a vehement protest against war, specifically World War I and Kirchner's participation in it. Peter Springer's innovative study presents a convincing alternative reading of Kirchner's epochal work. Springer sees in it, not a harsh condemnation of militarism, but a marked ambivalence in the artist's attitude toward war. This new reading of the painting grows out of Springer's assessment of its imagery in relation to patronage, gender relations, and national identity--and particularly to propaganda and satire.
Using Kirchner's letters and other...


Ernst Luwig Kirchner: Mountain Life: The Early Years in Davos 1917-1926
Contribution by Bernhard Mendes Burgi
3775713328
December 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The German-born expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938) first came to Davos in 1917 on a rest cure. His body and mind devastated by the war, mountain life promised recovery and proved extremely fruitful artistically. If at first Kirchner met his new environment with the same nervous brushstrokes and perspectivist escalations found in his Berlin street scenes, his inner turmoil soon subsided, producing calmer and stronger bands of pigment and later an exalted experience of nature. New imagery resulted as well, going beyond Kirchner's primary focus on landscapes to include interiors and a series of self-portraits and figure paintings of rural neighbors. With its selection of paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs and tapestry from European and American private collections, this monograph shows how...


Arcadia and the Metropolis: Masterpieces from the National Galerie Berlin
Neue Galerie (Editor)
3791330411
March 2004
Hardcover
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This penetrating examination of two major themes in the Expressionist and Neue Sachlichkeit movements traces German artists’ varied responses to their country’s abrupt encounter with industrialization and urbanization. Few artistic movements mirror the social and political climates of their emergence as much as German Expressionism and Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity). This exhibition catalog presents a selection of important paintings, covering the period from 1907 to 1926, from one of Germany’s major collections of twentieth-century art. The thirty-four paintings presented here include works by Kirchner, Nolde, Pechstein, Dix, Groz, Schmidt-Rottluff, Heckel, and Beckmann. Arranged chronologically, and with in-depth explanatory texts, they allow readers to trace the evolution of German...


Expressionist Utopias: Paradise, Metropolis, Architectural Fantasy
Timothy O. Benson
0520230035
September 2001
Paperback
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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...


Voices of German Expressionism
Victor H. Miesel (Editor)
1854374818
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Between 1900 and 1933 Expressionist artists created some of the most dramatic and enduring images of the 20th century. Voices of German Expressionism brings together the thoughts and aspirations of the individuals who fostered this revolutionary epoch in the visual arts. From the spiritual yearning of Wassily Kandinsky to the political dynamism of Käthe Kollwitz; from Paul Klee's poetry to Emil Nolde's letter to Goebbels; from artistic manifestos to notebook reveries, this book offers readers the opportunity to engage firsthand with key writings by the most significant artists of the Expressionist era.

Language Notes
Text: English, German (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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