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Kokoschka Portraits and Figure Drawings: 47 Works
Oskar Kokoschka
0486292975
October 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Rich selection of 47 great drawings by modern Austro-German master; mainly portraits, but also nudes, a self-portrait and other works in pencil, crayon, charcoal and ink. Notable for originality, power and acute psychological penetration. Introduction. Captions.


The Artist's Wife
Max Phillips
1566492734
February 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Alma Mahler Gropius, the "wild brat" of fin-de-siecle Vienna, is the graceless subject of Phillips's (Snakebite Sonnet) bitingly sarcastic historical novel. The fetching and full-figured daughter of a celebrated landscape painter and a self-sacrificing lieder singer, Alma Shindler had little education, undeveloped musical talent dulled by a hearing defect and lifelong laziness, but a lot of spunk when it came to attracting admirers. Enamored of Nietzschean ideals and anti-Semitism, she could count among her lovers or husbands the director Max Burckhard, artists Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka, Wagner interpreter and composer Gustav Mahler, Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius and author Franz Werfel. In Phillips's version, Alma recounts her long and eventful life from the grave ("Death, also, I find to be a...


Plays and Poems
Oskar Kokoschka
1572410418
March 2001
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German


Kokoschka Cameo
Jose Maria Faerna
0810946823
Sept 1995
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish


Egon Schiele: Life and Work
Egon Schiele
0810946149
October 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Painter Egon Schiele enjoyed an astonishing range of accomplishments before his premature death at age 28, from being accepted to the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts at 16 to being deemed "the foremost painter of his era" a mere 11 years later. In between, Schiele's talent and reputation flourished despite his intermittent poverty, conscription into the Austrian army, and imprisonment for exposing minors to pornography. Kallir, co-director of the esteemed Galerie St. Etienne, plunges into the artist's biography, never sensationalizing, never sidestepping, but deftly twining Schiele's artistic development together with his turbulent personal life and the shifting political landscape of Habsburg Austria. Whether exploring the influences of Oskar Kokoschka and Gustav Klimt, speculating on the precocious artist's...


RE/Casting Kokoschka: Ethics and Aesthetics, Epistemology and Politics in Fin-de-Siecle Vienna
Claude Cernuschi
0838639054
June 2002
Hardcover
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Naked Truth: Klimt,Schiele,Kokoschka and Other Viennese Scandals
Max Hollein (Editor)
379133283X
April 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Vienna at the dawn of the twentieth century was a city like no other—filled with avant-garde artists and bursting with intellectual and sensual energy. But this burgeoning society was constantly at odds with the conservative and often disapproving nineteenth-century culture. This fascinating book focuses on the figures at the center of this controversy: Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, and others whose radical artistic expressions were shocking as well as ground-breaking. This generously illustrated volume examines the numerous levels on which the new culture clashed with the old, including sexuality, power, and religion. It analyzes the impact these artists’ works had on their surroundings, and places them in an historical context that illuminates the social and cultural debate they instigated....


Silent Woman
Susan M. Dodd
0688170005
November 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Dresden in 1918 is far from the rural settings of Dodd's Mamaw and The Mourners' Bench, and the prose style of her seventh work of fiction is a departure, too. Instead of American vernacular, she writes in the sophisticated flourishes of Dresden's intellectual community; instead of being poetically compressed, her language swirls with sensual impressions and erotic emotion. The eponymous Silent Woman is a lifesize doll replicating Alma Mahler Gropius, made for an obsessed Oskar Kokoschka, her spurned lover. Already in debilitated physical condition due to WWI battle wounds and shell shock, Kokoschka is also close to emotional collapse. Although he's been hired as a teacher at the Dresden academy and provided with room and board by the generous director of the art museum, he's unable to paint, sleep or eat. Hulda,...


Stories from My Life
Oskar Kokoschka
1572410620
November 1998
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German


Oskar Kokoschka: Early Portraits from Vienna and Berlin
Tobias G. Natter (Editor)
0300095562
March 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Expressionist painter Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980) came of age in "the banquet years" of fin-de-siŠcle Vienna amid a morbidly self-conscious circle of poets, architects, and intellectuals. After seeing Van Gogh's self-portraits in 1906, he propelled his own style into an emotionally lucid intensity rivaling that of the bipolar Dutchman. This catalog to an exhibition that ran in New York City and Hamburg, Germany, concentrates on Kokoschka's most important body of work, the portraits that marked his departure from the more controlled art nouveau Jugenstil and placed him at the vanguard of early modernism. Showcased are 88 deeply neurotic early canvases, which contemporary wags claimed revealed the sitter's soul within their electric outlines and scoured pigments. Readers who skip several unwieldy essays that...


Expressionist Texts
Mel Gordon (Editor)
1555540139
June 1986
Paperback
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Book Description
Expressionism has been a dominant force in painting, film, graphics, theatre, literature, and music throughout the twentieth century. Several of the classics of the style are represented in this volume, including: Sphinx and the Strawman by Oskar Kokoschka, Sancta Susanna by August Stramm, From Morn to Midnight by Georg Kaiser, Ithaka by Gottfried Benn, The Son by Walter Hasenclever, The Transfiguration by Ernst Toller, Crucifixion by Lothar Schreyer.

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

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