German Art from Beckmann to Richter: Images of a Divided Country

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The dramatic fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 brought the division of Germany to an end. This book -- a survey of German art between 1945 and 1990 -- compares how art mirrored the different political circumstances in the two German states during this period. It reveals for the first time how artists from East and West Germany responded to the Nazi dictatorship, the Holocaust and the world war, and various political developments, showing that the dividing line between East and West was much less strict than has been imagined.

Authorities on German art discuss major works by such artists as Max Beckmann, Max Ernst, Otto Dix, Josef Albers, Georg Baselitz, Eva Hesse, Gerhard Richter, Josef Beuys, Anselm Kiefer, Hanne Darboven, and others. The book also includes biographies of the artists.

This handsome book is the catalogue for the exhibition "Deutschlandbilder" to be held at the 47 Berliner Festwochen from September 1997 until January 1998.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

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In complexity and richness, German art is probably second only to American art in the postwar era, yet it remains sadly underexamined and -represented in American institutions. In part this may be owing to an understandable chauvinism, but it also stems from the diversity of the artists in question and the necessity of examining their work as a part of broader cultural entanglements. Given German's history, there can be no art for art's sake within its borders. This sweeping catalog to a show, "German Images," at the 47th Berliner Festwochen is remarkable for its unflinching examination of the work of 88 artists on these terms. Encompassing more than six decades, from a starting point of 1933, 76 essays address individual artists and theoretical issues. While individual essays, especially those examining specific projects, are fascinating, the book only coalesces after a close, thorough reading, which, given the often dense writing and stilted translations, few lay readers will be willing to undertake. Still, this is essential primary research for all academic art collections, and the compelling subject and more than 700 illustrations recommend it for larger public libraries. The fourth work from curator Barron on the German art of the interwar years (after German Expressionism, 1915-1925, 1988. o.p.; Degenerate Art, LJ 8/91; and Exiles + Emigres, LJ 4/15/97), German Expressionism presents a more cohesive and readable story without shirking on social context. More than 150 pages of color plates are preceded by about a dozen essays, particularly noteworthy for their examination of film, music, drama, the book arts, and even architecture. Sixty pages of biographies, chronologies, and other end matter will aid students and researchers at all levels. For medium and large public and academic libraries.?Eric Bryant, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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