Christian Schad and the Neue Sachlichkeit

Christian Schad and the Neue Sachlichkeit

by Jill Lloyd
     
 

The first collection in English to give a full accounting of Schad's peculiar genius.
The 1920s German art movement "New Objectivity" (Neue Sachlichkeit) created a stark and indelible portrait of German society. Along with Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, and George Grosz, artist Christian Schad is central to any appreciation of this fascinating period in both art and

Overview

The first collection in English to give a full accounting of Schad's peculiar genius.
The 1920s German art movement "New Objectivity" (Neue Sachlichkeit) created a stark and indelible portrait of German society. Along with Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, and George Grosz, artist Christian Schad is central to any appreciation of this fascinating period in both art and history.
Schad is a contradictory character. For all his icy-cool realism, Schad's mesmerizing paintings are characterized by an intense engagement with his models. While he is best known as a realist, he is also credited by the Dadaists as the inventor of abstract photograms, or "Schadographs."
Published in conjunction with an exhbition at the Neue Galerie in New York, Christian Schad and the Neue Sachlichkeit includes over 140 full-color reproductions of Schad's paintings, drawings, woodcuts and "Schadographs."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393324778
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/16/2003
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 11.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Peppiatt is the literary editor of Le Monde and arts correspondent for The New York Times and The Financial Times. In 1985, he became editor and publisher of Art International magazine. He divides his time between Paris and London.

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