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Expressionism: A Revolution in German 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 numbe ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Taschen
(first published February 1st 1994)
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I would highly recommend this for layperson wanting a reasonably comprehensive introduction to Expressionist art and its historical and cultural context. This book presents a fairly thorough sampling of the major artists and groups, and can be understood without much background in art theory. The author occasionally lapses into jargonish phrases such as "autonomous colors" but for the most part technical elements are clearly explained. The art reproductions are numerous and of high quality.