Item description for Expressionism: A Revolution in German Art (Taschen 25th Anniversary Series) by Dietmar Elger...
Overview Containing six chapters - The Brucke Group of Artists, Northern German Expressionism, The Blaue Reiter, Rhenish Expressionism, The City and Expressionism in Vienna - this work deals with a German artistic revolution, a phenomenon that has quite accurately been described as "the most significant German contribution to 20th century European art."
In six chapters -- The Brucke Group of Artists, Northern German Expressionism, The Blaue Reiter, Rhenish Expressionism, The City and Expressionism in Vienna -- this publication deals with a specifically German artistic revolution, a phenomenon that has quite accurately been described as "the most significant German contribution to 20th century European art." Beside a number of famous names, including Beckmann, Heckel, Kandinsky, Kirchner, Kokoschka, Macke, Marc, Mueller, Nolde, Schiele, and Schmidt-Rottluff, the author also introduces several lesser-known artists, such as Campendonk, FelixMuller, Meidner, Morgner, Munter, and von Werefkin.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 10" Height: 12" Weight: 3.8 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2007
ISBN 3822831948 ISBN13 9783822831946
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More About Dietmar Elger
Elger studied art-history, history and literature at the University of Hamburg and took his doctorate in 1984 with a dissertation on Kurt Schwitters' "Merzbau". In 1984/85 he was secretary at Gerhard Richter's studio and edited the catalogue of the artist's works. From 1985 to 1988 he was an Academic Assistant at the Museum am Ostwall in Dortmund; since 1989 he has been Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Sprengel Museum Hannover.
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good art, bad editing Sep 7, 2007
Great book, good illustrations. Some of the chapters are very badly edited, however. One repeats the phrase "his illness, from which he never recovered" four times in a short chapter. More typically, they end abruptly with no proper conclusion, as if chopped so as not to exceed space limitations. The writing/editing is the disappointing weak point here. Other times, terms are dropped or events referenced that have not yet been explained in the text. As an art book, the strength of the art can carry it. But it's a shame that it had to be this way.
Bad translation Jul 29, 2007
I think that there is a good balance between text and images, and the images are of high quality. However, this book and other Taschen books that I have read suffer from poor translation. I work in translation and it appears to me that they did not use a native English speaker to translate from the German, as there are quite a few clunky sentences.
If you do not want to read, by postcards instead... Dec 4, 2002
Picture books are nice... but if you want some information too, it'll have to be some text in it, otherwise you might as well buy a postcardbook instead... It is beyond my comprehension that someone here critisizes a book for providing information instead of images only, and this you find plenty in here.
Where's the art? Jul 10, 2002
I really hate art books that are all writing, too few images, and this is a classic one of those. Prof. Elger waxes on (and on) about the meaning of the paintings but talks so little about formalistic issues (he is obiviously not a painter nor cares much about the art of painting). I suppose what he says is of interest to some, but as an artist I cared very little for the book.