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.
Hardcover. NY, Norton, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 352 pages. Shock waves from the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 continue to pulse through German society. As the difficult process of reunification continues, it is worth recalling the revolutionary moment when immense crowds took to the streets of Leipzig and Berlin under the banner "We Are the People" and brought down one of the world's most oppressive dictatorships. Robert Darnton's eyewitness account of those historic days "is direct and vivid. His prose conveys the immediacy of the drama." He gives us a memorable cast of characters, from two experts on the repair of broken-down Trabis to the environmental councilor for the polluted city of Bitterfeld, and Isaak Behar, a Jew who managed to survive the Holocaust while hiding in wartime Berlin. With wit and insight Darnton takes us behind the scenes to meet "ordinary people grappling with great change, humanizing history."
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. Berlin GR, Nicolai, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 125 pages, b&w duotone photos throughout. Documents life in post-war Berlin. Essays by Edzard Reuter and Janos Frecot. GERMAN TEXT. Clean in a bright dust jacket.
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. 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.
Hardcover. Berlin, Brasch & Rothenstein, 1st, 1892, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 206 pages. Hardcover. Includes 2 of 3 fold-out maps. Note: Rear fold-out map is missing. Previous owners name in pencil at top of title page. Light wear. Clean, tight copy.
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. Leipzig, E.A. Seemann, 1st, 1976, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. 132 pages of German text followed by 264 b&w plates. A catalog of nature studies by the artist, mostly botanical. Cclean copy.
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. Hamburg, Cigaretten Bilderdienst, 1st, 1933, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, tan cloth with embossed gilt design on front cover. 150 pages with 225 mounted black and white and color images. German text. There is a frontispiece portrait of Hitler and a few other similar panels. A monumental propaganda work on Herr Hitler, Der Fuhrer, 9" x 12", The quality of the photographs is excellent, but one giant picture at the end, which opens out to 6 solid pages all joined together showing "Standartenweihe im Luitpoldhain1933" A vast sea of Hitler's armed forces in a giant arena. All photographs were taken and carefully selected by Heinrich Hoffmann, Adolf Hitler's official photographer. Hoffmann's photography was used. A chilling piece of German history and a fascinating example of the NSDAP's propaganda machine. Volume shows some shelf wear, name on half-title page, good plus overall.
Hardcover. Oxford UK, Basil Blackwell, 1st thus, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 283 pages. "These intimately revealing diaries, now translated into English for the first time, date mainly from the 1880s and 1890s, when Wedekind was leading a bohemian life in Berlin, Munich and Paris, savoring the artistic and erotic delights of a 'decadent' environment." In a bright dust jacket.
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. New York , Arts, Inc., 1st, 1961, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 164 pages, 128 illustrations, 57 in color, including many tipped-in. Bright dust jacket with price-clipped flap. Previous owner's signature on front fly leaf otherwise clean, very good.
Hardcover. Gottingen GR, Steidl, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 237 pages, b&w plates throughout. Hoppe traveled throughout Germany between 1925 and 1938, photographing movie stars, workers and peasants, the birth of the Autobahn, and the explosion of industrial building. This collection includes parts of his 1930 book "Deutsche Arbeit" and many photos never previously seen. Clean copy in a dust jacket.
Hardcover. San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 32 pages illustrated by LaMarche. SIGNED BY LAMARCHE on front fly leaf. In a bright, unclipped dust jacket.
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. West Lafayette IN, Purdue University Press , 1st, 2020, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 529 pages, b&w illustrations. Eva and Otto is a true story about German opposition and resistance to Hitler as revealed through the early lives of Eva Lewinski Pfister (1910-1991) and Otto Pfister (1900-1985). It is an intimate and epic account of two Germans-Eva born Jewish, Otto born Catholic-who worked with a little-known German political group that resisted and fought against Hitler in Germany before 1933 and then in exile in Paris before the German invasion of France in May 1940. After their improbable escapes from separate internment and imprisonment in Europe, Eva obtained refuge in America in October 1940 where she worked to rescue other endangered political refugees, including Otto, with the help of Eleanor Roosevelt. As revealed in recently declassified records, Eva and Otto later engaged in different secret assignments with the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in support of the Allied war effort. Despite their vastly different backgrounds, Eva and Otto gave each other hope and strength as they acted upon what they understood to be an ethical duty to help others threatened by fascism. The book provides a sobering insight into the personal risks and costs of a commitment to that duty. Their unusually beautiful writing-directed to each other in diaries and correspondence during two long periods of wartime separation-also reveals an unlikely and inspiring love story.
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.
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.
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.
Hardcover. Princeton University Press , 1st, 1967, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, gray cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine on black ground, 350 pages., illustrated with tables. The book sets out to "describe the inception, organisation, and administration of the Nazi foreign labor program and the relationship of the program to the Nazi war economy and government". It uses captured documents as well as material published during the war. Spine slightly cocked, clean copy.
Gudensberg-Gleichen GR, Wartberg, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, pictorial boards, no dust jacket issued. 72 pages of b&w photos of Frankfurt and it's citizens in the 1950s. GERMAN TEXT.
Softcover. Munchen, Prestel, 1st, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 300 pages illustrated in color. Gabriele Munter played a vital role in the development of German Expressionism in the early years of the 20th century. She was at the forefront of a group of highly influential avant-garde artists?including her lover, Wassily Kandinsky?who redirected the course of German modernism and shaped Expressionist aesthetics. Munter was a founding member both of the progressive artists' association, the Neue Kunstlervereinigung Munchen (NKVM), and the celebrated avant-garde group, der Blaue Reiter (the Blue Rider). The book focuses on 20 important paintings from the most intensively creative period of her career and illustrates some 30 other works by her. Essays introduce this remarkable woman and her art and discuss her gendered role as an avant-garde artist in the first phase of modernism. GERMAN TEXT. Clean, bright copy.
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. Galerie Raeber, 1st, 1976, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. GERMAN TEXT. 190 pages plus a photo gallery showing 572 works in b&w in rear. The main section has a generous selection of paintings reproduced in color. Georges Einbeck was born in 1871 in the West Prussian town Golluschutz (Goluszyce). After several trips to Paris, Einbeck begins self-taught with painting in 1897, followed by studies at the Academy of Arts in Munich and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts as well as the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris. He also studied with Henri Matisse. In the 1920s, he lived in Switzerland for some time. His early works still show influences of Art Nouveau style, the later works, however, are influenced by Expressionism especially the Fauvism painting. He died in 1951. Book is clean and tight.
Hardcover. Kunsthalle Bremen & Verlag Fred Jahn, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Black cloth with dust jacket. Text in German by numerous contributors. illustrated checklist to the exhibition. 170 pages with 69 four-color plates and numerous b/w reference illustrations. GERMAN LANGUAGE.
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.