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The Letters and Journals: Paula Modersohn-Becker

The Letters and Journals: Paula Modersohn-Becker

Edited By Gunter Busch and Liselotte Von Reinken

One of the great modern painters, Paula Modersohn-Becker was also a gifted writer who left behind journals and a sizable correspondence. This edition includes every extant letter, all carefully annotated, and is illustrated with forty-six black and white plates.

"An individual history so potently expressive of a wider general condition that the life assumes the proportions of a monument or of a significant work of art. . . . [The book's] appeal is in the quintessentially human dilemma it poses, which any reader must share. Paula Modersohn-Becker's letters and journals present us with a stunning insight into a struggle of intense interest for her time and for our own." --New York Times Book Review

"The publication of this comprehensive, well-translated, superbly edited and annotated edition is a major event in art book publishing." --Publishers Weekly

Paperback
576 pages
Northwestern University Press, 1998
6 x 9 inches
ISBN 9780810116443

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