The End of Expressionism

"Weinstein explores the attitudes and organizations of artists and architects in Berlin, Munich, and Dresden in response to the tumultuous events associated with the end of WWI and the (failed) Revolution.

Author: Joan Weinstein

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226890597

Category: Art

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"Weinstein explores the attitudes and organizations of artists and architects in Berlin, Munich, and Dresden in response to the tumultuous events associated with the end of WWI and the (failed) Revolution. She traces the initial excitement and zeal and then the disillusionment as utopian dreams were dimmed by social, political, and military realities as well as by inherent contradiction within the arts movements itself. The accompanying b&w illustrations, fascinating in themselves, directly depict textual themes."—Booknews
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German Expressionism

With its gathering of public and private documents, it carries us through the rise and fall of one of the great upheavals of modern art."—Robert Rosenblum, New York University "These essays, including many previously unavailable in ...

Author: Rose-Carol Washton Long

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520202641

Category: Art

Page: 349

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"An indispensable anthology that immediately renders its predecessors obsolete. With its gathering of public and private documents, it carries us through the rise and fall of one of the great upheavals of modern art."—Robert Rosenblum, New York University "These essays, including many previously unavailable in English, are rich with startling new insights into the German Expressionist psyche. Elucidating the artists' view of government, the role of women in modern society, and their own ambivalence about the effectiveness of abstract art, this anthology is essential reading for all scholars and students of twentieth-century art."—Joan Marter, author of Alexander Calder
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Invisible Cathedrals

6 Modern Art After “ The End of Expressionism ” : Worringer in the 1920s Charles W. Haxthausen “ In October 1920 , a deeply shattered Wilhelm Worringer , one of Expressionism's theoretical forerunners and founders , pronounced a funeral ...

Author: Neil H. Donahue

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271013060

Category: Art

Page: 217

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Invisible Cathedrals places Wilhelm Worringer in the foreground of discussions of Expressionism and German Modernism for the first time. These essays not only reveal the complexities of his individual works, such as Abstraction and Empathy (1908) and Form Problems of the Gothic (1911), they also examine his lesser-known books and essays of the post-World War I years, the 1920s, and beyond. Invisible Cathedrals offers both a basic introduction to Worringer's writings and their broad influence, and a profound and detailed revisionist analysis of his significance in German and European Modernism. It also provides the most comprehensive bibliography to date of his own work and of the scattered criticism devoted to Worringer in different disciplines. Worringer's works were provocative, widely read, and often reprinted and were highly influential among artists and writers in Germany. As a result, they both raised suspicion in his own academic discipline of art history and excited discussion in other diverse fields, such as literary and social theory, psychology, and film theory. Worringer emerges here not solely as a scholarly commentator on the history of art, but also as an activist scholar who engaged his historical criticism of other periods directly in the production of culture in his own time. Contributors are Magdalena Bushart, Neil H. Donahue, Charles W. Haxthausen, Michael W. Jennings, Joseph Masheck, Geoffrey Waite, and Joanna E. Ziegler.
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German Post Expressionism The Art of the Great Disorder 1918 1924

Arbeitsrat , see Arbeitsrat für Kunst , 1918-1921 ; Franciscono , Walter Gropius ; and Weinstein , The End of Expressionism , chap . 2 . 8. A large number of works by both Kandinsky and Chagall were in the hands ...

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Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271043164

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Expressionism and Poster Design in Germany 1905 1922

He clearly believed that contemporary news reporting was capable of a verbal version of such predictable simplification, and he was unhappy that his analysis of the “crisis” or “end of Expressionism” had been sensationalized in the ...

Author: Kathleen G. Chapman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004380998

Category: Art

Page: 384

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An examination of visual and discursive connections between Expressionist art and commercial posters to show the equal importance of the aesthetic, utilitarian, and commercial in German modernism.
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Expressionism

German Expressionism: Documents from the End of the Wilhelmine Empire to the Rise of National Socialism, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London 1995 Wolfgang Macke (ed.), August Macke. Franz Marc. Briefwechsel, Köln 1964 Victor H. Miesel (ed.) ...

Author: Ashley Bassie

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 9781783103263

Category: Art

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Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Emil Nolde, E.L. Kirchner, Paul Klee, Franz Marc as well as the Austrians Oskar Kokoschka and Egon Schiele were among the generation of highly individual artists who contributed to the vivid and often controversial new movement in early twentieth-century Germany and Austria: Expressionism. This publication introduces these artists and their work. The author, art historian Ashley Bassie, explains how Expressionist art led the way to a new, intense, evocative treatment of psychological, emotional and social themes in the early twentieth century. The book examines the developments of Expressionism and its key works, highlighting the often intensely subjective imagery and the aspirations and conflicts from which it emerged while focusing precisely on the artists of the movement.
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The Expressionist Turn in Art History

... Formprobleme der Gotik,” Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 10 (1915): 360; translated and cited in Charles Haxthausen, “Modern Art After 'The End of Expressionism,'” in Invisible Cathedrals: The Expressionist ...

Author: KimberlyA. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351544726

Category: Art

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During the period in which Expressionist artists were active in central Europe, art historians were producing texts which also began to be characterized evocatively as ?expressionist?, yet the notion of an expressionist art history has yet to be fully explored in historiographic studies of the discipline. This anthology offers a cross-section of noteworthy art history texts that have been described as expressionist, along with critical commentaries by an international group of scholars. Written between 1912 and 1933, the primary sources have been selected from the published scholarship of both recognized and less-familiar figures in the field's Germanic tradition: Wilhelm Worringer, Fritz Burger, Ernst Heidrich, Max Dvor? Heinrich W?lfflin, and Carl Einstein. Translated here for the first time, these examples of an expressionist turn in art history, along with their secondary analyses and the book's introduction, offer a productive lens through which to re-examine the practice and theory of art history in the early twentieth century.
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New Perspectives on Br cke Expressionism

German Expressionism: Documents from the End of the Wilhelmine Empire to the Rise of National Socialism (New York, 1993; Berkeley, 1995), pp. 9–12, 16–20 (page citations here are for the 1995 edition).

Author: Christian Weikop

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351556446

Category: Art

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New Perspectives on Br?cke Expressionism: Bridging History brings together highly-renowned international art historians in a scholarly work that offers the first full-length reassessment in English of the importance of the Br?cke group to German modernism specifically and to international modernism more generally. It challenges, interrogates and updates existing orthodoxies in the field of Br?cke studies by deploying new research combined with innovative interpretative approaches. This is an exciting volume of essays with an interlinking tripartite structure that charts the significance of this pioneering German avant-garde group in relation to various critical themes, namely, 'cultural and material identity', 'collectivity and selfhood', as well as 'defamation and rehabilitation'. The book is unique in the field in that it seeks to excavate specific historical research relating to the activities of the Br?cke as a bohemian yet nonetheless enterprising artists' community, and considers the contributions of the key members in relation to the dynamics of that group rather than simply on an individual basis. It thoroughly explores the historiography of the Br?cke artists' reception throughout the turbulent history of the twentieth century up until the present day.
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