LACMA New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic 1919-1933

New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic 1919-1933

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'An absolutely smashing book . . . The production values and organization of this volume could not be better, and it contains illuminating essays by 16 writers who take on different aspects of that unique period in art' - The New York Book Review

A beautifully illustrated book which provides fresh insight into the art of Germany's Weimar Republic (1919-1933)

As Germany experienced social, economic, and political upheaval, many artists rejected Expressionism in favour of a new realism - Neue Sachlichkeit- or New Objectivity. Its adherents turned a cold eye on the new Germany depicting its desperate prostitutes and crippled war veterans, its alienated urban landscapes and its decadent underworld. The book showcases 150 works by more than 50 artists including Otto Dix, George Grosz, and Max Beckmann are included alongside Christian Schad, Alexander Kanoldt, Georg Schrimpf, August Sander, Lotte Jacobi, and Aenne Biermann.

Also included are numerous essays that examine the politics of New Objectivity and its legacy, the relation of this new realism to international art movements of the time; the context of gender roles and sexuality; and the influence of new technology and consumer goods.

  • Author: Stephanie Barron, Department Head for Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Hardcover: 360 pages | 300 colour illustrations
  • Date published: April 2015
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3791354316
  • Product Dimensions: 29.7 x 25.7 x 3.6 cm

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