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German Expressionist Painting

German Expressionist Painting

By Peter Selz

First published in 1957, German Expressionist Painting was the first comprehensive study of the most pivotal movements in the art of 20th century. When it was written, however, German Expressionism seemed like an eccentric manifestation far removed from what was then considered the mainstream of modern art. But as historians well know each generation alters the concept of mainstream to encompass those aspects of the past which seem most relevant to the present. The impact of German Expressionism on the art and thought of later generations could never have been anticipated at the time of the original writing of this book.

Peter Selz is Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley. Among his many books are Nathan Oliveira (California, 2002), Barbara Chase-Riboud, Sculptor (1999), Beyond the Mainstream (1996), and Art in Our Times (1981).

Paperback
512 pages
University of California Press
ISBN 9780520025158

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