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Expressionist Utopias: Paradise, Metropolis, Architectural Fantasy

Benson, Timothy O.

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ISBN 10: 0295973242 / ISBN 13: 9780295973241
Published by Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 1993
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Hardcover in dustjacket. 4to. Book is in fine condition; jacket is in near fine condition, with light shelf wear. Edges are sunned. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name shown at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, full of color and black and white plates. The book focuses on German artists during and immediately after WWI; with writings by Reinhold Heller, David Frisby, Iain Boyd Whyte, and Anton Kaes. Not price-clipped. In protective mylar. 324 pp. including index. Heavy. Bookseller Inventory # 14639

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Title: Expressionist Utopias: Paradise, Metropolis,...

Publisher: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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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 Viennese architectural firm Coop Himmelblau.

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Timothy O. Benson is Curator of the Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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