Softcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, reprint, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 271 pages, paperback. Cultural criticism regarding the Weimar Republic. With many color and black-and-white illustrations throughout. Unmarked. Bright and clean; a tight copy. Examines intellectual life in the Weimar Republic, looks at paintings, caricatures, dance, architecture, and films, and discusses the Nazi rise to power.
Hardcover. New Haven/Atlanta, Yale/High Museum of Art, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 176 pages, color illustrated. Like new copy in a bright dust jacket. Expressing the anxieties of the late nineteenth century and the uncertainties of the modern world, Edvard Munch (1862-1944) often depicted in his works dangerously seductive fin de siecle women, sickly figures, and isolated characters in barren landscapes. These powerful, haunting paintings are widely recognized and revered, especially his iconic work The Scream (1893). Yet few admirers of Munch's early works realize that the artist lived well into the twentieth century and was enormously productive almost to the time of his death. This compelling book, focusing on more than sixty of Munch's later paintings, reveals the surprising, vibrant work of a fascinating man who never ceased to grow as an artist. Following decades of restless wandering among the capitals of Europe, Munch suffered a breakdown in Copenhagen in 1908 and retreated to his native Norway. In 1916 he purchased an estate near present-day Oslo where he lived and worked, mostly in his outdoor studio, for the next twenty years. Although Munch never abandoned a deeply introspective approach to image-making,
Hardcover. Prestel, 1st, 2018, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 288 pages. profusely illustrated in color and b&w. This book assembles key works by leading artists such as Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Max Ernst, Oskar Kokoschka, and Alfred Kubin, and artists less familiar to audiences in the United States including Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, Albert Paris GA 1/4 tersloh, Karl Hubbuch, Richard Oelze, Franz Sedlacek, Josef Scharl, and Rudolf Wacker, who will each be represented by small groups of significant works. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Koln GR, Walther Konig, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Text in German and English. 96 pages, illustrated in color and b&w. Light shelf-wear to illustrated boards. No dust jacket. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. US, Taschen, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Hardcover, 904 pages, illustrated in color, b&w. Includes 56 page facsimile of a GDR family scrapbook. This is an absolutely amazing chronicle of life in the German Democratic Republic, from its establishment in 1949 up through the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and subsequent reunification of the two Germanys. LIfe in East Germany is completely and accurately summarized and represented: everything from menus in restaurants, to shopping, transportation, education, home life, the State Security Service (Stasi), etc. Even what was available to drink and smoke is described and illustrated. It's as if the Wende Museum - the book's publisher - has take the entire collection of its East German and Cold War archives and put it into a coffee table book. But be careful, you'll need a strong coffee table: this publication weighs over eleven pounds. If you're interested in German history, particularly of the Cold War years, this book is a must.
Softcover. US, Block Museum/Northwestern Univ., 1st, 1988-01-01, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 321 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Contains works by Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Otto Mueller, Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Light edgewear to wrappers, faint foxing to top edge, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Thames and Hudson, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 299 pages, 193 illustrations, 150 in color. Clean copy in a bright dust jacket with a mild crease to the dust jacket. Werner Hofmann vividly demonstrates Caspar David Friedrich's extraordinary ability to reproduce the natural world in faithful detail, while at the same time imbuing it with spiritual and religious significance. Caught between the near and the distant, the finite and the infinite, his human figures find a space in which to engage in the thoughtful contemplation of nature and the divine. Carefully placing the artist in a wider context, Hofmann examines contemporary judgments and influences on Friedrich's work. The beautiful illustrations include many of Friedrich's drawings and watercolors as well as over ninety of his works in oils.
Softcover. Hirmer Verlag Gmbh, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 174 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Text in German. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to wrappers.
Hardcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, in a bright dust jacket, 278 pages. An important pioneer of the artform that became known as photomontage. Hoch (November 1, 1889 to May 31, 1978) was a German Dada artist. She is best known for her work of the Weimar period, when she was one of the originators of photomontage. Hoch was the lone woman among the Berlin Dada group, however she was dismayed to the Dadaists lip service to women's emancipation and her work echos her feelings that there were difference between women in media and reality. Marriage did not escape her criticism. She depicted brides as mannequins and children, reflecting the idea that women are not seen as complete people and have little control over their lives. A long-time German resident, her work fell out of favor after WWII although she continued to produce her photomontages and exhibit them internationally until her death in 1978.
Hardcover. Amsterdam, Schetern & Giltay, 1st, 1915, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, color illustrated boards, 190 pages. A collection of b&w (a few 2-color) political cartoons preceding WW I. Dutch text. Scarce.
Hardcover. New York, Prestel, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 10 x 13", 207 pages. Color and b&w images. Widely considered one of the major works of Expressionist printmaking, this series of spectacular woodcuts by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner is presented for the first time in a comprehensive study, specifically designed to allow readers a full understanding of the artist's achievement. No dust jacket issued.
Softcover. Berlin GR, Walther Konig/Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 56 pages, color and b&w illustrations. Collection of new works on paper by the German neo-Expressionist Georg Baselitz is beautifully printed on deluxe paper and includes a tipped in centerfold on glossy paper. Here Baselitz revisits and remixes early works in fresh new ways. Bright, clean copy. English and German text.
Hardcover. New York, Macmillan Publishing, 1st , 1983, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 312 pages, illustrated throughout with drawings in b&w. Black blind-stamped boards, brown cloth spine with gilt title. White pictorial dust jacket. Light wear to covers and spine, else a very nice, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Museum of Modern Art, 3rd pr., 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 303 illustrations 138 in color. Essay by Robert Storr and with an interview of Richter by Storr as well. Includes numerous color and black and white illustrations, artist chronology, list of previous exhibitions, and a selected bibliography. Published on the occasion of the exhibition from The Museum of Modern Art, New York NY February 14-May 21, 2002. In a bright, unclipped dust jacket.
Softcover. New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1st, 1979, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 288 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Light edgewear and rubbing to wrappers. Slight tanning and foxing to pages, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. London/NY, Prestel/DelMonico Books, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 272 pages. Richly illustrated and filled with detailed information about one of the leading artists of the 20th century, this is the first book to explore in depth the Saint Louis Art Museum's outstanding holdings of paintings by Max Beckmann-the largest collection of its kind in the world. One of the greatest German painters of the 20th century, Max Beckmann came to America in the mid-1940s and settled in St. Louis. There he met the retailer and collector Morton D. May. By the time May died, in 1983, he had amassed a comprehensive collection of Beckmann's oeuvre, most of which he bequeathed to the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM). The stunning breadth and power of Beckmann's work are explored in this volume, which examines all thirty-nine paintings in SLAM's collection. Featuring some of Beckmann's most celebrated images, this book offers fascinating insights into Beckmann's life and art-in particular his underappreciated early work and previously unexplored aspects of his final years in the United States.
Softcover. Middlebury, VT, Middlebury College Museum of Art, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 116 pages. Softcover. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. Color illustrations throughout.
Hardcover. Cambridge MA, The MIT Press, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 362 pages, hardcover in a bright dust jacket. Generously illustrated account [435 b/w photo reproductions] of the photogrphy produced by various well-known Bauhaus associates such as Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Lucia Moholy, T. Lux Feininger, Florence Henri, Herbert Bayer, and others during the mid-1920s and early 1930s. An invaluable compilation of images and information about the work of this dynamic group of artists, designers, photographers and their students who had such an important impact on Western aesthetics and culture throughout the subsequent decades of the 20th century.
Hardcover. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket,110 pages, illustrated in color and b&w. Exhibition catalog bound in black cloth covers, gilt lettering on spine. Clean.
Hardcover. Boston, MA, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1st, 1976, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 324 pages. Hardcover. Color and b/w illustrations throughout. Cover boards bound in green cloth, gilt title stamped on spine and decoration on front cover. Black endpapers. Binding tight, spine straight. Dust jacket unclipped, has a touch of tanning from age, but still in excellent condition. Pages' outer edges are very slightly tanned, but otherwise clean. This is a beautiful volume that examines an artist's technique, while also telling a story through word and paint brush, about the German immigrants with whom he was living.