The Evil Eye
Author: Susanne Meyer-Buser
Otto Dix's career was transformed during the three years he spent in Dusseldorf, from 1922-1925. Working in an environment decimated by World War I, and amidst the turmoil that led to Hitler's rise in Germany, Dix portrayed the underworld of prostitution and tawdry nightlife that flourished during the Weimar Republic. This book also features portraits Dix created of the influential personalities he befriended. Filled with captivating paintings and vibrant watercolors, this book also contains works from Dix's massive series of etchings, 'The War'. This opus is characterized by gruesome, realistic depictions of the battlefield. Featuring more than 230 paintings, watercolors, etchings, and archival materials, this collection of work from one of Germany's most important artists captures a critical period of creative and personal change that serves as a bridge between Dix's abstractionist roots and the objectivism that he ultimately embraced. 0Exhibition: Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany (11.02. - 14.03.2017) / Tate Liverpool, United Kingdom (23.06. - 15.10.2017).
Author: Otto Dix,Annette Becker
Publisher: 5 Continents Editions
The cycle of 50 etchings that German Expressionist Otto Dix created in 1924 are reproduced in this volume and reflect the antimilitarism and hatred for war that Dix expressed after his service in World War I. Dix's work is distinguished by its treatment of war subject matter, emerging in images of destruction, disfigurement, and maiming of the human body that offer an apocalyptic vision of the world. An introduction to biographical details including Dix's participation in the Great War and the evolution of his artistic vision is provided.
Author: Otto Dix
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
"Neue Sachlichkeit--I invented it. This is the catchy way Otto Dix, looking back, rewrote the development of the art movement, which alongside abstract art and Expressionism can be considered the third path taken in the development of art in the modern era. The unrelenting realism of his work is at the heart of an attitude situated somewhere between the grotesque and the classical, to which some of the most important artists of the twentieth century subscribed. This is the first publication to illuminate Neue Sachlichkeit against the backdrop of the Weimar Republic and National Socialism. Dix's works--including the key Metropolis triptych (1928-29), the great psychological portraits, and, last but not least, the landscapes with their hidden symbolism, painted during the years he spent at Lake Constance--form the starting point for this exploration of his oeuvre. They are placed in a context with works of art by George Grosz, Rudolf Schlichter, and Christian Schad, creating a new perspective on this crucial chapter in German art history"--Publisher's website.
Reflections on Sex, Painting and Nazi Germany
Author: Jack Spiegelman
a novel based on the fictional diaries of Otto Dix, german expressionist painter featured in the notorious Degenerate art show assembled by the nazis in 1937
Author: George Grosz
Publisher: Courier Corporation
100 drawings, 16 in full color, depict Germany between wars in cabaret visions, images of hedonism.
Sexual Murder in Weimar Germany
Author: Maria Tatar
Publisher: Princeton University Press
In a book that confronts our society's obsession with sexual violence and the image of the violated female corpse in our collective consciousness, Harvard culturist Maria Tatar examines images of sexual murder and studies how art and murder have intersected in sexual culture from Weimar Germany to the present. 44 photos.
Author: Olaf Peters
Publisher: Prestel Pub
it will be on view from September 24, 2010, to January 2, 2011. It includes the paintings that Dix is best known for - paintings from the so-called "golden Weimar years" - but to contextualize them, it also includes Dix's work from the early 1920s, as well as his later more allegorical work, produced as veiled protest against the Third Reich." --Book Jacket.
Author: Olaf Peters
This lavishly illustrated book examines Berlin in depth during a period of explosive growth between the two world wars. Between 1871 and 1919, the population of Berlin quadrupled, and the city became the political center of Germany, as well as the turbulent crossroads of the modern age. This was reflected in the work of artists, directors, writers, and critics of the time. As an imperial capital, Berlin was the site of violent political revolution and radical aesthetic innovation. After the German defeat in World War I, artists employed collage to challenge traditional concepts of art. Berlin Dadaists reflected upon the horrors of war, and the terrors of revolution and civil war. Between 1924 and 1929 as the spirit of modernity took hold, jazz, posters, magazines, advertisements, and cinema played a central role in the development of Berlin's urban experience. The concept of the "Neue Frau"--the modern, emancipated woman-helped move the city in a new direction. Finally, Berlin became a stage for political confrontation between the left and the right and was deeply affected by the economic crisis and mass unemployment at the end of the 1920s. This book explores in numerous essays and illustrations the artistic, cultural, and social upheavals in Berlin between 1918 and 1933, and places them in a broader historical framework.
Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic 1919-1933
Author: Stephanie Barron,Sabine Eckmann
Category: Art, German
This beautifully illustrated book brings together a dazzling variety of works and provides fresh insight into artistic expressions of life in the Weimar Republic. Organized around five thematic sections, it mixes photography, works on paper, and painting to bring them into a visual dialogue. Also included are essays that examine the politics of New Objectivity and its legacy; its relation to international art movements of the time; the context of gender roles and sexuality; and the influence of new technology and consumer goods.
Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33
Author: Matthew Gale,Katy Wan
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
This elegant publication draws upon the German and Austrian paintings of the George Economou Collection to explore the vibrant art of magic realism. The term is today comonly associated with the twentieth-century literature of Latin America, but it was first coined (alongside the phrase `post- expressionism') by the German artist and critic Franz Roh in 1926, to describe a shift from the spiritual and anxious art of the Expressionist era, towards something more directly located in actuality. Magic realism can be seen as parallel to, and overlapping with, Neue Sachlichkeit (or `new objectivity'), a movement associated with the likes of Otto Dix, George Grosz and Christian Schad. As the term implies, the movement encompassed aspects of the visionary beyond the objective. Beyond the studios of those painters `returning' to realism, lay connections with a dispassionate photographic style as well as realism and satire in literature and theatre, cabaret and cinema.0The Weimar era was a period not only of staggering financial instability, but also of extraordinary artistic creativity. Extreme political and economic conditions seemingly firing imaginative production in the context of mass protests and the rise of popular, public entertainments.00Exhibition: Tate Modern, London, UK (June 2018-June 2019).
Author: Hans Hess,George Grosz
Author: James Joyce,General Press
Publisher: GENERAL PRESS
'Ulysses' is a novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It was first serialised in parts in the American journal 'The Little Review' from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach in February 1922, in Paris. 'Ulysses' has survived bowdlerization, legal action and bitter controversy. Capturing a single day in the life of Dubliner Leopold Bloom, his friends Buck Mulligan and Stephen Dedalus, his wife Molly, and a scintillating cast of supporting characters, Joyce pushes Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to splendid extremes. An undisputed modernist classic, its ceaseless verbal inventiveness and astonishingly wide-ranging allusions confirm its standing as an imperishable monument to the human condition. It takes readers into the inner realms of human consciousness using the interior monologue style that came to be called stream of consciousness. In addition to this psychological characteristic, it gives a realistic portrait of the life of ordinary people living in Dublin, Ireland, on June 16, 1904. The novel was the subject of a famous obscenity trial in 1933, but was found by a U.S. district court in New York to be a work of art. The furor over the novel made Joyce a celebrity. In the long run, the work placed him at the forefront of the modern period of the early 1900s when literary works, primarily in the first two decades, explored interior lives and subjective reality in a new idiom, attempting to probe the human psyche in order to understand the human condition. This richly-allusive novel, revolutionary in its modernistic experimentalism, was hailed as a work of genius by W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot and Ernest Hemingway. Scandalously frank, wittily erudite, mercurially eloquent, resourcefully comic and generously humane, 'Ulysses' offers the reader a life-changing experience. Publisher : General Press
Selected Works from the Stadel Museum Collection
Author: Franziska Leuthäußer,Max Hollein
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Stadel Museum, one of Europe's oldest and most eminent art institutions, this book highlights 250 of the finest examples from the museum's collection including paintings, sculptures, and graphic art. Included here are Renaissance masterpieces by Botticelli and Bellini; paintings by Vermeer, Monet, and Richter; works by Modernists and post-Modernists; sculpture by Calder; photography by Tillmans, and much more. This volume not only presents an impressive array of the finest art from more than seven centuries, it also reflects the museum's commitment to recognizing and preserving art of all kinds for centuries to come."
The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937
Author: Olaf Peters,Ronald S Lauder,Renée Price
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
Category: Art, Modern
This book accompanies the first major museum exhibition devoted to a reconstruction of the infamous Nazi display of modern art since the presentation originated by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1991. The book contains reflections on the genesis and evolution of the term "degenerate art" and details of the National Socialist policy on art. Art works from the exhibition Degenerate Art are compared to works of art from The Great German Art Exhibition, which was held at the same time and displayed the works of officially approved artists. The book also presents the after-effects of the attack on modernism that are felt even today.
Against the Wall
Author: Marlene Dumas
Publisher: David Zwirner Incorporated
Described by Deborah Solomon in a 2008 New York Times profile as one of contemporary arts most compelling painters, Marlene Dumas has continuously explored the complex range of human emotions, often probing questions of gender, race, sexuality, and economic inequality through her dramatic and at times haunting figural compositions. Originally published in 2010 on the occasion of Against the Wall, Dumass first solo presentation at David Zwirner in New York, this much sought-after exhibition catalogue which sold out shortly after publication has been reprinted in 2014 to coincide with the artists European retrospective exhibition The Image as Burden, organized by Tate Modern, London, in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and the Fondation Beyeler, Basel, traveling through 2015. The large-scale works included in Against the Wall are primarily based on media imagery and newspaper clippings documenting Israel and Palestine, exploring the tension between the photographic documentation of reality and the constructed, imaginary space of painting. The sombre colour plates reproduced in the publication are given context by Dumass own musings, a text framed as a letter to David Zwirner in which she tries to tell him about the why of this powerful series.
The Complete Murals
Author: Luis-Martín Lozano,Juan Rafael Coronel Rivera
Diego in Detail The most comprehensive study of Rivera's work ever made A veritable folk hero in Latin America and Mexico's most important artist--along with his wife, painter Frida Kahlo--Diego Rivera (1886-1957) led a passionate life devoted to art and communism. After spending the 1910s in Europe, where he surrounded himself with other artists and embraced the Cubist movement, he returned to Mexico and began to paint the large-scale murals for which he is most famous. In his murals, he addressed social and political issues relating to the working class, earning him prophetic status among the peasants of Mexico. He was invited to create works abroad, most notably in the United States, where he stirred up controversy by depicting Lenin in his mural for the Rockefeller Center in New York City (the mural was destroyed before it was finished). Rivera's most remarkable work is his 1932 Detroit Industry, a group of 27 frescos at the Detroit Institute of Art in Michigan. This volume features numerous large-scale details of the murals, allowing their various components and subtleties to be closely examined. In addition to the murals is a vast selection of paintings, vintage photos, documents, and drawings from public and private collections around the world, many of which the whereabouts were previously unknown to scholars and whose inclusion here is thanks to the most intense research performed on Rivera's work since his death. Texts include an illustrated biography and essays by prominent art historians offering interpretations of each mural. One could not ask for a more comprehensive study of Rivera's oeuvre; finally his work is the subject of the sweeping retrospective it deserves. "Monumental in every way... The great pleasure of this book is that you can pore over every detail of the artist's work, the details you inevitably miss if you see the works in situ." -- The Sunday Times, London
Author: Thomas Köhler
The rediscovery of icons of the 1920s, " degenerate " experiments, magical - poetic abstractions - this wide - ranging publication shows the complete work of Jeanne Mammen (1890 - 1976), a Berlin artist on the threshold of the modern age. Her productive output mirrors the extreme circumstances she experienced, from war, destruction and pover ty to the emergence from the ruins. The Berlin painter and graphic artist Jeanne Mammen is one of the most awkward and colourful figures of recent German art history. Her complete oeuvre and the breaks it reveals reflect and comment in an entertaining and critical way on the political and aesthetic upheavals of the last century. Mammen ' s art is highly regarded in specialist circles far beyond the boundaries of Berlin and Germany. A monograph which has been in planning for twenty years presents an overview o f her life ' s work to a broader public and leads viewers not only deep into the 1920s, but also opens up surprising new perspectives on an outstanding deep into the 1920s, but also opens up surprising new perspectives on an outstanding artist of Classic Modernism.
Author: Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
The early work of the pioneering feminist cartoonist plus her acclaimed new story “Dream House" Aline Kominsky-Crumb immediately made her mark in the Bay Area’s underground comix scene with unabashedly raw, dirty, unfiltered comics chronicling the thoughts and desires of a woman coming of age in the 1960s. Kominsky-Crumb didn’t worry about self-flattery. In fact, her darkest secrets and deepest insecurities were all the more fodder for groundbreaking stories. Her exaggerated comix alter ego, Bunch, is self-destructive and grotesque but crackles with the self-deprecating humor and honesty of a cartoonist confident in the story she wants to tell. Collecting comics from the 1970s through today, Love That Bunch is shockingly prescient while still being an authentic story of its era. Kominsky-Crumb was ahead of her time in juxtaposing the contradictory nature of female sexuality with a proud, complicated feminism. Most important, she does so without apology. One of the most famous and idiosyncratic cartoonists of our time, Kominsky-Crumb traces her steps from a Beatles-loving fangirl, an East Village groupie, an adult grappling with her childhood, and a 1980s housewife and mother, to a new thirty-page story, “Dream House,” that looks back on her childhood forty years later. Love That Bunch will be Kominsky-Crumb’s only solo-authored book in print. Originally published as a book in 1990, this new expanded edition follows her to the present, including an afterword penned by the noted comics scholar Hillary Chute.