New Perspectives on Brucke Expressionism Bridging History

by Dr. Christian Weikop

New Perspectives on Brucke Expressionism Bridging History Synopsis

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.

New Perspectives on Brucke Expressionism Bridging History Press Reviews

' - this anthology delves into fresh topics and approaches, pointing the way to further research. The book's strength is also found in Weikop's thoughtful introductions which effectively link the essays into a whole, while also introducing new concerns, particularly the way artists after the 1970s have alluded to the group and its art for new purposes.' Sherwin Simmons, Burlington Magazine ' - a publication that offers a wealth of detailed research on the Brucke artists and their works - It is handsomely produced with numerous black and white illustrations... [and] provides invaluable background information about the group's endeavours and the reception given to its art, both in Germany and elsewhere.' Averil King, Apollo 'This work offers informative essays by an international team of scholars of the early-20th-century German artistic movement - The debate over the Brucke artists and their work during the National Socialist era is particularly enlightening - Recommended.' W. S. Bradley, Choice

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409412038
Publication date: 28th June 2011
Author: Dr. Christian Weikop
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Limited an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 344 pages
Categories: Theory of art, History of art / art & design styles, Art styles not defined by date, The arts: general issues,

About Dr. Christian Weikop

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.

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