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Arcadia and Metropolis: Masterworks of German Expressionism from the National Galerie Berlin

Arcadia and Metropolis: Masterworks of German Expressionism from the National Galerie Berlin

Edited by Roland Marz
With contributions by Peter-Klaus Schuster, Ronald Marz, Olaf Peters, Anke Daemgen, and Andrea Hollmann

This exhibition presented a selection of important paintings from the Nationalgalerie, Berlin, one of Germany's major collections of twentieth-century art. Major Expressionist and Neue Sachlichkeit artists represented include Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein, and Karl Schmidt-Rotluff.

Arranged thematically and with in-depth explanatory texts, the catalog traces the evolution of German art as it moved from the mountains to city life, from optimism to bitter disillusionment.  Essays by key scholars and curators examine these artists’ varied responses to their country’s abrupt encounter with industrialization and urbanization.

Hardcover
164 pages
11.5 x 9.6 x 0.8 inches
Prestel (March 2004)
Neue Galerie New York
ISBN 9783791330419

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