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Brucke: The Birth of Expressionism in Dresden and Berlin, 1905-1913

Heller, Reinhold, Jill Lloyd, Rose-Carol Washton Long, Christian Weikop (essays by)

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ISBN 10: 377572351X / ISBN 13: 9783775723510
Published by Hatje Cantz / Neue Galerie, New York
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Copyright is 2009. 231 pages. Volume shows a little spine lean, though is otherwise Fine. Dust jacket shows light wrinkles and surface abrasions. Jacket remains bright and clean, and is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. Due to size and weight, additional charges may apply for Priority and/or International shipping. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 034224

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Title: Brucke: The Birth of Expressionism in ...

Publisher: Hatje Cantz / Neue Galerie, New York

Binding: Cloth - Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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"Anyone who directly and genuinely renders what drives him to create is one of us," proclaimed the manifesto of Die Brücke (The Bridge), a close-knit group of artists who first met in Dresden in 1905. Its founding members were four Jugendstil architecture students: Fritz Bleyl, Erich Heckel, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Eschewing the contemporary academic styles and subjects, these four artists instead looked to their German art heritage to make "a bridge" with the past, favoring such artists as Albrecht Dürer, Matthias Grünewald and Lucas Cranach the Elder. They also drew on Fauvist and Primitivist art in their quest for unhindered expression and, with this combination of resources, propelled German art into the twentieth century. In works by Die Brücke, color diverged from nature and became a record of emotion; forms were radically simplified, or exaggerated and distorted; bohemian subject matter argued for a Socialist politics. Their nudes, landscapes and urban scenes--featuring depictions of dances, cabarets, cafés and the sorts of street encounters that were typical of Berlin in the years after 1911--are among the greatest works produced by early-twentieth-century artists. Containing important paintings, sculptures and prints by Heckel, Kirchner, Otto Mueller, Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, this invaluable volume is a definitive record of the birth of Expressionism.

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