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We Weren't Modern Enough: Women Artists and the Limits of German Modernism

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Marsha Meskimmon furnishes a fresh perspective on the art of women in the Weimar Republic and in the process reclaims the lost history of a number of artists who have not received adequate attention—not only because they were women but also because they continued to align themselves with the modes of realistic representation the Expressionists regarded as reactionary. Reco ...more
Hardcover, 263 pages
Published October 14th 1999 by University of California Press (first published September 14th 1999)
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Miriam
Jul 05, 2014 Miriam rated it really liked it
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The title is a quote of Gerta Overbeck, whose portrait of her sister appears on the cover of another edition of this book.



Political debates surrounding art practices and the construction of 'realism' as a category commonly opposed to 'abstraction' and/or 'expressionism' were typical of wider German modernist criticism.

Although Overbeck and Rivera argued that the epithet 'modern' belonged to different sides of the 'abstraction/realism' divide within their particular contexts, their use of the sel
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Mar 19, 2008 britany rated it really liked it
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this book really stays on the surface of the topic. i have since heard that it's not respected so much as an academic work. i still think it's good as an intro to gender issues in german art, howevs.
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