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Title:
Arcadia and Metropolis : masterworks of German Expressionism from the Nationalgalerie Berlin ; [Neue Galerie New York, 12 March - 8 June 2004]
Author:
Mèarz, Roland.
Publication Information:
Munich : Prestel, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
164 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
General Note:
Exhibition catalog.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9783791330419
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Book

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Summary

Summary

This penetrating examination of two major themes in the Expressionist and Neue Sachlichkeit movements traces German artists' varied responses to their country's abrupt encounter with industrialization and urbanization. Few artistic movements mirror the social and political climates of their emergence as much as German Expressionism and Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity). This exhibition catalog presents a selection of important paintings, covering the period from 1907 to 1926, from one of Germany's major collections of twentieth-century art. The thirty-four paintings presented here include works by Kirchner, Nolde, Pechstein, Dix, Grosz, Schmidt-Rottluff, Heckel, and Beckmann. Arranged chronologically, and with in-depth explanatory texts, they allow readers to trace the evolution of German Expressionism as it moved from the mountains to the city, from optimism to bitter disillusionment.


Table of Contents

Ronald S. LauderRenee PricePeter-Klaus SchusterPeter-Klaus SchusterRoland MarzOlaf PetersAnke DaemgenRoland MarzAndrea Hollmann and Roland Marz
Acknowledgementsp. 6
Prefacep. 7
Forewordp. 9
Introductionp. 11
From the Kronprinzen-Palais to the Neue Nationalgaleriep. 13
Arcadia and Metropolis: From Expressionism to Verismp. 19
Between Revolution and Reaction: The Modern Art Controversy in Germany 1905-1937p. 33
Critics of the Avant-Garde: Artists, Writers, Dealers, Collectorsp. 47
The Expulsion of the Artistic Avant-Garde: The Nationalgalerie Berlin and "Degenerate" Artp. 62
Plates and CommentariesAndrea Hollmann and Roland Marz
Arcadia--Lost Paradisep. 71
From the Moritzburg Ponds to Potsdamer Platz The Artists' Association Brucke in Dresden and Berlinp. 87
Metropolis--Society at the Abyssp. 117
Postersp. 144
Artists' Biographiesp. 146
Index of Exhibited Worksp. 157
Bibliographyp. 160
Indexp. 161