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. Leipzig, F.H. Brockhaus, 1st?, 1912, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardbound, 414 pages. German text. Many black & white photos and color plate illustrations. Fold-out map at rear of book. Stapled binding. Big color illustration front cover with engraved dark blue & gold decoration and gold embossed lettering. Spine gold lettering, has markings. Minor scratches to back cover. Endpapers green illustration. Previous owner's signature preliminary page. Corners a bit bumped.
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. London, Grub Street, First Edition , 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 224 pages. Hardcover SIGNED BY AUTHOR to title page. 50th Anniversary Edition. Red cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Black & white illustrations throughout. Dust jacket, bright & in very good condition. Clean, unmarked text.
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.
Softcover. Corte Madera, CA, Gingko Press, 1st Wraps, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, black & white photograph, 96 pages. "This book is a remarkable collection of photographs that will take you on a fascinating journey back to Berlin of the 1920s and early 1930s". A bright, clean copy.
Hardcover. US, Schirmer/Mosel, 1st, 2010-02-15, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. Text in German. English language booklet included. Text by Kurt Forster. Color photos of Berlin's unseen corners.
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.
Hardcover. London, Frederick Muller Limited, 1st, 1963, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 256 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations throughout. Gilt title on spine. Dust jacket unclipped, shows a little age wear, but in good condition. Covers bound in black, excellent. Pages unmarked and clean. Top edge dyed. In very good condition.
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 Haven CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 487 pages. First full-length biography of Walter in English. Black boards, gray cloth spine with silver titles, illustrated dust jacket, 32 pages of b&w photographic plates on glossy paper. Slight rubbing to dust jacket, clean boards, pages crisp and unmarked; a very 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.
Hardcover. Berkeey, University of California, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 305 pages, nearly 150 b&w photos accompany the text. A survey of photography in East Germany; from 1945 to 1989. In a very good dust jacket with light fade to spine. "Behind the Iron Curtain, against all odds, photography flourished as an art in the German Democratic Republic. The many images in this volume amply demonstrate that fact while also providing an illustrated social history of people 'caught' in the conflicting dictates of ideology, artistic oppression, a troubled national past, and basic human desires."
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 York, Algonquin Books, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 183 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy.
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. Cigaretten-Bilderdienst, Herausgegeben Vom, 1st, 1936, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 2 volumes. Text in German. Approx. 300 pages. B&W tipped in photographs. Dark blue cloth with gilt pictorial bell to cover. Spine cocked. Edges soiled. Inscription in German on front flyleaf of second volume. Overall, a nice set.
Softcover. Nordlingen, Greno, 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 82 pages, b&w portraits. GERMAN TEXT. Contemporary (1980s) photographic portraits of people from the St.Pauli district of Hamburg.
Hardcover. Munchen GR%, C. Bertelsmann, 1st, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 255 pages, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, text illustrations., maps, bibliog., Foreword by Lew Kopelew. GERMAN TEXT. Highly pictorial account of the disastrous German campaign 1942-43. Cllean copy.
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. Berkeley CA, University of California Press, 1st, 2001, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Near Fine, Still wrapped in plastic. Accompanied the exhibition "Expressionist Utopias" at the Los Angeles County Museum in 1993. In great condition. Color illustrations throughout. A nice, tight copy.The notion of utopia exists in every culture, capturing shared dreams and common goals. This book--prepared to accompany the exhibition Expressionist Utopias mounted at the Los Angeles County Museum in 1993--explores how the optimistic themes of utopia and fantasy sustained faith among artists and architects in the power of art to shape a better world during the tumultuous World War I era in Germany. The exhibition's curator, Timothy O. Benson along with David Frisby, Reinhold Heller, Anton Kaes, Wolf Prix, and Iain Boyd White present the diverse manifestations of the utopia metaphor in its progression throughout Expressionism from Arcadian to manmade utopias.
Softcover. Berkeley CA, University of California Press, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Still wrapped in plastic. Accompanied the exhibition "Expressionist Utopias" at the Los Angeles County Museum in 1993. In great condition. Color illustrations throughout. A nice, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York , Charles Scribner's Sons, 1st, 1972, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 176 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Dust jacket price clipped with slight rubbing, wear, sunning to edges and spine. Internally very good.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, PA, J. B. Lippincott Company, First Edition, 1890, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 184 pages. Hardcover. Gilt top edge. Light foxing to a few pages and endpapers, crack to gutter pp. 49, 65, 80 & 145. Cover boards show small spots of fraying & rubbing. Nice design with gilt compartment lines to cover & floral cloth.
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.
Hardcover. New York , George H. Doran, unknown, ND, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, red cloth, 249 pages. Faint foxing to edges, Previous owner's inscription on front end paper, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Philadelphia , David McKay, 1st US, ND, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 303 pages, b&w line illustrations. Translated from the German by Percy E. Pinkerton. Brown cloth with gilt, dark brown and white design. No date but appears to be late 1800s. Scarce.
Hardcover. Ostfildern GR, Hatje Cantz, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 288 pages 231 illustrations 60 in color with 274 plans and drawings. Biography. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Josef Paul Kleihues (1933-2004) was one of the most prolific architects of postwar Germany, famous both as the Director of the International Building Exhibition Berlin in 1987 and for his design for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. He was also known for his sensitive interventions into older buildings, an instance of which is the former Hamburger Bahnhof--now the Museum fur Gegenwart--in Berlin, where Kleihues intermixed glass walls and light installations by the American Minimalist Dan Flavin with the building's original nineteenth-century Neoclassical design. (His reconstruction was widely deemed to rival or even surpass Gae Aulenti's overhaul of the interior of the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.) This first volume of a three-part monograph presents projects up to 1980, including the highly acclaimed Berlin Sanitation Department and the Neukolln Hospital. Even in these early works, Kleihues' practical, problem-solving approach is already evident, indicating his readiness to reflect on the traditional approaches of Modern architecture and his capacity to expand them in interesting ways. This very generously illustrated volume was designed by Kleihues himself, just before his death in 2004.
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. New York, William Morrow and Company, First Edition, 1962, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 127 pages. Hardcover. Blue & black cloth boards with white printed titles to spine. Illustrations by Szegedi Szuts. Dust jacket designed by Rupert Finegold. Clean & unmarked.
Hardcover. New York, Princeton Architectural Press, 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 176 pages, color and b&w photos by Heinrich Helfenstein, b&w illustrations, plans. Like their compatriot Peter Zumthor, the Swiss architects Marianne Burkhalter and Christian Sumi are dedicated to an exploration of the nature of materials and construction. In the last fifteen years, they have built a series of remarkable buildings in wood and stone in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Their work is a thoughtful pursuit of the fundamentals of architectural construction-a style that, like that of Zumthor's buildings, might be called Alpine minimalism. Their interest in simple forms and shapes, in luminous color, in the natural grain patterns of wood, and in the opportunities afforded by joinery and other forms of craftsmanship are evident in every aspect of their built work. This comprehensive monograph includes an in-depth look at 25 of Burkhalter and Sumi's projects, including their most famous built work, the Hotel Zurichberg. Essays by Eugene Asse, Detlef Mertins, Steven Spier, and Lynnette Widder, based respectively in Moscow, Toronto, London, and New York, explore their unique style and demonstrate the growing international acknowledgement of their practice.
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.
Hardcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 336 pages. Despite the apparent incompatibility between Mozart's humanitarian and cosmopolitan outlook and Nazi ideology, the Third Reich tenaciously promoted the great composer's music to further the goals of the fascist regime. In this revelatory book, Erik Levi draws on period articles, diaries, speeches, and other archival materials to provide a new understanding of how the Nazis shamelessly manipulated Mozart for their own political advantage. The book also explores the continued Jewish veneration of the composer during this period while also highlighting some of the disturbing legacies of Mozart reception that resulted from Nazi appropriation of his work. Augmented by rare contemporary illustrations, Mozart and the Nazis will be widely welcomed by readers with interests in music, German history, Holocaust studies, propaganda, and politics in the twentieth century. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Viking, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 320 pages, b&w photos, in a bright dust jacket. The true, little-known story of a family torn apart by revolution and war. Olga Chekhova, a stunning Russian beauty, was the niece of playwright Anton Chekhov and a famous Nazi-era film actress who was closely associated with Hitler.
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. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 272 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations throughout. Gilt title on spine. Dust jacket unclipped. Binding tight. Clean inside and out. In very good condition.
Hardcover. New York, Albert and Charles Boni, 1st, 1931, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Poor, Hardcover, orange cloth stamped in brown and gilt, 274 pages. Previous owner's bookplate on front fly leaf otherwise clean, bright copy. In a poor dust jacket with paper loss at edges. Considered a classic of hoboing, the book chronicles the German writer's life of wandering and his spiritual growth.
Hardcover. Cambridge, Mass., The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 442 pages, b&w illustrations. In the beginning, they rallied behind Hitler in the national interest of Germany; in the end, they sacrificed their lives to assassinate him. A history of German resistance to Hitler in high places, this book offers a glimpse into one of the most intractable mysteries. Why did high-ranking army officers, civil servants, and religious leaders support Hitler? Why did they ultimately turn against him? What transformed these unlikely men, most of them elitist, militaristic, and fiercely nationalistic, into martyrs to a universal ideal?
Hardcover. NY, Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1st, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket with minor edgewear, 294 pages. Depicts the German occupation of Paris during World War II from the perspectives of both the defeated Parisians and the victorius Germans, accompanied by 116 contemporary photographs in b&w, some color. Clean copy.