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Amid a frenzy of lurid color and distortion, discover a calm, authoritative overview of German Expressionism. From the leading collectives of Die Brucke and Der Blaue Reiter to regional schools and lesser known artists, Dietmar Elger leads us through the protagonists and principles of this vivid 20th-century movement-its stylistic cacophony,...
By Liz Keevill
Exploring the life and works of one of the most extraordinary painters of the last century, Kandinsky is a fascinating look at this most original of artists. From his early folk art to the abstract paintings he would become famous for, Kandinsky's work and the life that informed it are...
A long-awaited survey of female Abstract Expressionist artists revealing the richness and lasting influence of their work
Through panoramas of mood, ideas, and emotions, Expressionism stands as one of the most reactionary and influential movements of the early twentieth century. This introduction assesses the group's stylistic tendencies, influences, and pursuit of authenticity.
An examination of the work and lives of Expressionist artist Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Munter and Dadaists Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber illuminates the roles of gender and the applied arts in abstraction's early days. It shows how everyday life influenced the development of abstraction.
By Lisa Florman
A radical reassessment of the art and writings of Wassily Kandinsky, this book contests the traditional understanding that he was motivated by mystical concerns and sees his work instead as an extended philosophical "conversation" on the nature of art with German philosopher Hegel, and the Kandinsky's own nephew, philosopher and...