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The mad square : modernity in German art 1910-37 /

by Strecker, Jacqueline; Art Gallery of New South Wales; National Gallery of Victoria.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sydney, Australia : New York, NY : Art Gallery of New South Wales ; Hardcover Distributed in North America by Prestel Pub., c2011Description: 320 p. : col. ill., port. ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9781741740684 (pbk.); 9783791346762 (hbk); 1741740681 (pbk./flexibind); 3791346768 (hc).Other title: Modernity in German art 1910-37.Subject(s): Art Gallery of New South Wales -- Exhibitions | National Gallery of Victoria -- Exhibitions | Geschichte 1910-1937 | Art, German -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Art -- Political aspects -- Germany -- Exhibitions | Modernism (Art) -- Germany -- Exhibitions | Deutschland | Ausstellung -- Sydney -- 2011Online resources: Inhaltsverzeichnis
Contents:
Diary: memories of Weimar / Eric Hobsbawn -- The mad square: modernity in German art 1910-37 / Jacqueline Strecker -- German expressionism: apocalypse, war and revolution / Jill Lloyd -- Dada in Germany: "the disfiguration of the contemporary world" / Brigid Doherty -- Bauhaus objects, Bauhaus visions / Karen Koehler -- Constructivism and the machine aesthetic / Petra Kayser -- Metropolis: the brilliant and sinister art of the 1920's / Maggie Finch -- German realist portraits of the 1920's / Matthias Eberle -- In the twighlight of power: the contradictions of art politics in National Socialist Germany / Uwe Fleckner -- 'Degenerate art' / Jacqueline Strecker.
Summary: This catalogue focuses on the great aesthetic innovations that were made by artists throughout Germany in painting, sculpture, graphic art, photography, film and the decorative arts in the years from 1910 to 1937. The inter-related, fluctuating nature of modernist movements such as Expressionism, Dada, Constructivism, Bauhaus and New Objectivity are emphasized as is the broader historical context in which the works were produced. The works chosen reflect the fascinating and complex ways in which artists responded to the forces of modernity and their passionate engagement with contemporary society, culture and politics. Exhibition: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 6 Aug - 6 Nov 2011. List(s) this item appears in: Art History and Theory 2.1
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Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 5 August - 6 November 2011 and the National Gallery of Victoria, 25 November 2011 - 4 March 2012.

Cover title: Modernity in German art 1910-37.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Diary: memories of Weimar / Eric Hobsbawn -- The mad square: modernity in German art 1910-37 / Jacqueline Strecker -- German expressionism: apocalypse, war and revolution / Jill Lloyd -- Dada in Germany: "the disfiguration of the contemporary world" / Brigid Doherty -- Bauhaus objects, Bauhaus visions / Karen Koehler -- Constructivism and the machine aesthetic / Petra Kayser -- Metropolis: the brilliant and sinister art of the 1920's / Maggie Finch -- German realist portraits of the 1920's / Matthias Eberle -- In the twighlight of power: the contradictions of art politics in National Socialist Germany / Uwe Fleckner -- 'Degenerate art' / Jacqueline Strecker.

This catalogue focuses on the great aesthetic innovations that were made by artists throughout Germany in painting, sculpture, graphic art, photography, film and the decorative arts in the years from 1910 to 1937. The inter-related, fluctuating nature of modernist movements such as Expressionism, Dada, Constructivism, Bauhaus and New Objectivity are emphasized as is the broader historical context in which the works were produced. The works chosen reflect the fascinating and complex ways in which artists responded to the forces of modernity and their passionate engagement with contemporary society, culture and politics. Exhibition: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 6 Aug - 6 Nov 2011.

Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 6 August-6 November 2011 and the National Gallery of Victoria, 25 November 2011-4 March 2012

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