German Encounters with Modernism, 1840-1945

German Encounters with Modernism, 1840-1945

by Peter Paret
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521794560

ISBN-13: 9780521794565

Pub. Date: 08/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In German Encounters with Modernism, Peter Paret traces the reception of modern art, from the 1840s through the Nazi era, through the lens of social and political developments in Germany. Addressing broad cultural topics, such as the early history of Expressionism, the role of anti-Semitism in German reactions to modernism, and the impact of World War I on the arts,

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In German Encounters with Modernism, Peter Paret traces the reception of modern art, from the 1840s through the Nazi era, through the lens of social and political developments in Germany. Addressing broad cultural topics, such as the early history of Expressionism, the role of anti-Semitism in German reactions to modernism, and the impact of World War I on the arts, he also includes new interpretations of the work of artists such as the sculptor Ernst Barlach. Based on new archival discoveries, this study combines a strong narrative approach with interdisciplinary analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521794565
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Adolph Menzel from different perspectives; 2. Theodor Fontane and Max Lieberman: a Prussian comparison; 3. Modernism and the 'Alien element in German Art'; 4. The Tschudi affair; 5. Revolutionary continuities; 6. The great dying: notes on German Art, 1914–1918; 7. Field Marshal and Beggar: Ernst Barlach in the First World War; 8. 'The enemy within': Max Liebermann as president of the Prussian Academy of Arts; 9. God's hammer.

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