German Encounters with Modernism, 1840-1945

German Encounters with Modernism, 1840-1945

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ISBN10: 0521794560 ISBN13: 9780521794565 Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr Published: Feb 1 2001 Pages: 271 Weight: 1.25lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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In German Encounters with Modernism, Peter Paret traces the reception of modern art, from the 1840s through the Nazi era, through the lens of social and political developments in Germany. Addressing broad cultural topics, such as the early history of Expressionism, the role of anti-Semitism in German reactions to modernism, and the impact of World War I on the arts, he also includes new interpretations of the work of artists such as the sculptor Ernst Barlach. Based on new archival discoveries, this study combines a strong narrative approach with interdisciplinary analysis.

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