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Objects as History in Twentieth-Century German Art : Beckmann to Beuys.

Author: Peter Chametzky
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2010.
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This book provides a stimulating overview of twentieth-century German art, focusing on some of the period's key works by Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Hannah Höch, Willi Baumeister, Arno Breker, Joseph Beuys, and Gerhard Richter. In Peter Chametzky's innovative approach, these works become representatives rather than representations of twentieth-century history. That is, the art here does not simply illustrate an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Chametzky, Peter.
Objects as History in Twentieth-Century German Art : Beckmann to Beuys.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Chametzky
ISBN: 9780520947481 0520947487 9780520260429 0520260422
OCLC Number: 700688850
Description: 1 online resource (300 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Art Objects as History; 1 Titanic Sinks, Departure Arrives: Max Beckmann's Melodramatic Role in the Fall of History Painting and Rise of the Historical Object; 2 Lost and Found Dada Objects and Subjects: George Grosz, Hannah Höch, and German Jewish Identity; 3 Objects of Interpretation; 4 Absender: ich: Willi Baumeister's Anti-Nazi Works as Objects of (S)exchange; 5 Sculpture and Crime: Arno Breker; 6 From Muscle Men to Fatty Remains: Joseph Beuys's Sculptural Objects Beyond Objecthood; Conclusion: Beyond Beuys: Gerhard Richter's Choice; Notes. BibliographyList of Illustrations; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.

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Provides an overview of twentieth-century German art, focusing on some of the period's key works by Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Hannah Hoch, Willi Baumeister, Arno Breker, Joseph Beuys, and Gerhard  Read more...

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"An interesting theoretical analysis of German art. Its sources and documentation are abundant. Chametzky's knowledge of German art is impressive." -- Yves Laberge German Studies Review Read more...

 
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