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Synopsis: Few artists are as universally beloved as the German printmaker, draftsman, and sculptor Kathe Kollwitz, whose powerful images of mothers and children and of protest against social injustice have long been admired by both critics and the public. Kollwitz, a woman in a field dominated by men, steadfastly adhered to a figurative style in the era of abstraction and depicted socially engaged subject matter when it was unfashionable.
Kollwitz is largely known through political posters and restrikes of her prints. Her reputation has to some extent been dominated by an emphasis on the social content of her work, often at the expense of her remarkable artistic skills. The present study challenges that view by focusing on the artistic aspect of her achievement.
The book consists of three essays on Kollwitz. Elizabeth Prelinger provides a reassessment of Kollwitz as an artist; Alessandra Comini presents a richly atmospheric discussion of the artist's life in Berlin during the tumultuous period that spanned two world wars; and Hildegard Bachert surveys the reception of Kollwitz in Germany and the United States as manifested in collections of her works. The volume, which includes a selection of the finest examples of Kollwitz' oeuvre, juxtaposes preparatory drawings with finished art, illustrating the arduous experimental processes by which she attained her brilliant results. Themes important to Kollwitz--such as self-portraits, social activism as illustrated in the cycles A Weavers' Rebellion and Peasants' War, love and death, nudes, workers, war and revolution--are explored in depth in all media.
The book will serve as the catalogue for an exhibition of Kollwitz' prints, drawings, and works of sculpture at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from May 3 to August 26, 1992.
From Library Journal:
This monograph, prepared to accompany a striking exhibition, provides important information on the life and art of one of the 20th century's most influential figurative artists. Kollwitz's brutally unadorned social commentary, with particular reference to the atrocities of Nazi Germany, continues to have the power to touch many viewers. The English-language text of this scholarly work is particularly useful, because most publications on Kollwitz are in German--the notable exception being the translated catalogue raisonne by Tom Fecht, Kathe Kollwitz: Works in Color (Schocken, 1988). Prelinger's insightful reappraisal of Kollwitz's aesthetic values and techniques are accompanied by Alessandra Comini's and Hildegard Bachert's fine essays. Even more than the good-quality plates, this book's text and its survey of German and American collections make it essential for research libraries.
- Paula A. Baxter, NYPL
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Title: Kathe Kollwitz
Publisher: National Gallery of Art
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Book Description Condition: Good. The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. All pages and cover are intact (including the dust cover, if applicable). Spine may show signs of wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May NOT include discs, access code or other supplemental materials. Seller Inventory # 31UE340008LV_ns
Book Description National Gallery of Art / Yale University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0300057296
Book Description YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Book in excellent condition. DJ is worn. Arts and Entertainment>Art>Artists. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # 07978030005729400. Seller Inventory # 07978030005729400
Book Description National Gallery of Art / Yale University Press, 1992. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP35915916
Book Description Washington / New Haven / London: National Gallery of Art / Yale University Press, 1992, 1st Edition, First Printing, USA, 1992. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine (see description). Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+ (see description). Kathe Kollwitz (illustrator). First Edition. -----------hardcover, about 9.25 x 11.25 inches, a Near Fine copy, in a lightly rubbed Very Good+ dustjacket, 192 pages, b&w and colour images and photos throughout, ---"German printmaker, draftsman, and sculptor Kathe Kollwitz's images of mothers and children and of protest against social injustice have long been admired by both critics and the public. Kollwitz adhered to a figurative style in the era of abstraction and she depicted socially-engaged subject matter when it was unfashionable. Critics have often focused on those issues and have rarely studied the ways in which the artist manipulated technique and resolved formal problems. This illustrated book redresses this imbalance, portraying Kollwitz as an innovative and virtuosic artist rather than as merely a chronicler of particular themes. The book consists of three essays on Kollwitz - Elizabeth Prelinger provides a reassessment of Kollwitz as an artist; Alessandra Comini presents a discussion of Kollwitz's life in Berlin during the tumultuous period that spanned two world wars; and Hildegard Bachert surveys the reception of Kollwitz in Germany and America as manifested in collections of her works. The volume, which includes a selection examples of Kollwitz's work, juxtaposes preparatory drawings with finished art, illustrating the arduous experimental process by which she attained her results. Themes important to Kollwitz - such as self portraits, political and social activism as illustrated in the cycles "The Weavers' Rebellion" and "The Peasants' War", love and death, nudes, workers, and war and revolution - are explored in all media."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Not Signed. Seller Inventory # 154833
Book Description Yale University Press June 1992, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Used - Very Good. Very nice clean, tight copy free of any marks. Wrapped in complimentary Brodart dust jacket protector. Seller Inventory # 241493
Book Description National Gallery of Art and Yale University Press, 1992. Hardcover with dustjacket and protective plastic overwrap, 192 pages; very good condition, except light brown spotting to top outer edges of pages; no internal marks. Foreign shipping may be extra. Seller Inventory # KaKoNa35
Book Description National Gallery of Art / Yale University Press 1992-06-24, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st. 0300057296. Seller Inventory # 570508
Book Description Yale Univ Press, New Haven, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. A very good copy of the presumed first hard cover edition (no explicit edition or printing statement) in a like (not clipped) dust-jacket. The text is wholly unmarked, pristine, and the binding and jacket are bright and fresh in appearance, with minor shelf-wear to the base of the boards and rubbing to the jacket extremities. A lovely copy. [Please note: Due to the size and weight of the volume extra shipping may be required depending on the destination and speed of delivery requested. Quotations gladly provided.]. Seller Inventory # 010954
Book Description National Gallery of Art / Yale, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0300057296