New Perspectives on Brucke Expressionism: Bridging History

New Perspectives on Brucke Expressionism: Bridging History

By: Dr. Christian Weikop (editor)Hardback

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New Perspectives on Brucke Expressionism: Bridging History brings together highly-renowned international art historians in a scholarly work that offers the first full-length reassessment in English of the importance of the Brucke group to German modernism specifically and to international modernism more generally. It challenges, interrogates and updates existing orthodoxies in the field of Brucke studies by deploying new research combined with innovative interpretative approaches. This is an exciting volume of essays with an interlinking tripartite structure that charts the significance of this pioneering German avant-garde group in relation to various critical themes, namely, 'cultural and material identity', 'collectivity and selfhood', as well as 'defamation and rehabilitation'. The book is unique in the field in that it seeks to excavate specific historical research relating to the activities of the Brucke as a bohemian yet nonetheless enterprising artists' community, and considers the contributions of the key members in relation to the dynamics of that group rather than simply on an individual basis. It thoroughly explores the historiography of the Brucke artists' reception throughout the turbulent history of the twentieth century up until the present day.

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Christian Weikop is an expert on nineteenth- and twentieth-century German art and culture, and has lectured at various institutions in the UK and Germany.


Contents: Preface; Part I Cultural and Material Identity: Introduction, Christian Weikop; Brucke, German expressionism and the issue of modernism, Rose-Carol Washton Long; Brucke, French art and German national identity, Timothy O. Benson; Some re-considerations of Brucke's 'new German style': shape, components and ramifications, Reinhold Heller; Wood - 'primitive' material for the creation of 'German sculpture', Monika Wagner. Part II Collectivity and Selfhood: Introduction, Christian Weikop; Kunstlergruppe Brucke and the public sphere: bridging the gender divide, Shulamith Behr; Difficult Kirchner - alternative traditions, visual tensions, autodidactism, Colin Rhodes; Otto Mueller and the Brucke: a creative dialogue, Tanja Pirsig-Marshall; Max Pechstein: outsider or trailblazer?, Aya Soika; Intersubjectivity and selfhood of the Brucke: a Kohutian perspective, Donald Kuspit. Part III Defamation and Rehabilitation: Introduction, Christian Weikop; Old masters of modern art: Brucke after 1945, John-Paul Stonard; The art of Brucke as a political issue, Christian Saehrendt; The British reception of Brucke and German expressionism, Christian Weikop; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/06/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781409412038
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 342
  • ID: 9781409412038
  • weight: 929
  • ISBN10: 1409412032

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