Einblick in Kunst: Expressionismus, Futurismus, Kubismus, 1924, 3rd ed., VG

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Einblick in Kunst: Expressionismus, Futurismus, Kubismus
Author:
Herwarth Walden (pseudonym of Georg Levin or Lewin)
Publisher:
Verlag Der Sturm
Release Date:
1924
Seller Category:
ART MOVEMENTS
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Used: Very Good
Sku: 00257
Notes: Very Good, Third Edition, 8vo, 10 3/3" x 9." Text in German. Beige paper-covered boards backed with beige cloth. Color illustration on front. Black lettering to spine. Covers have bumped tips, some edge wear, age toning on front board and browning on back, else clean and intact, binding tight. Endpapers browned, edges age-toned, else pages very clean and intact. Replete with black-and-white illustrations of avant-garde art, primarily paintings with a few sculptures, from the Expressionist, Futurist, and Cubist art movements. 175 pp., including illustrations. A varied and comprehensive showcase of different artists, including Umberto Boccioni, Carlo D. Carra, Gino Severini, Franz Marc, Marc Chagall, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, Jean Metzinger, Fernand Leger, Pablo Picasso, Bela Kadar, Tour Donas, Maria Uhden, and Oskar Schlemmer. Illustrations interspersed with brief biographies. Alphabetical index of artists in back. Notably published by Verlag Der Sturm, the publishing imprint founded by Herwarth Walden, the pseudonym of Georg Levin or Lewin (1878-1941). Walden was a German-Jewish writer, editor, and musician. He founded Verlag Der Sturm in 1910 to publish his weekly avant-garde newspaper, _Der Sturm_, which featured the latest news in avant-garde art, literature, music, and culture. Walden also founded an art gallery of the same name, Galerie Der Sturm, which showcased the work of avant-garde artists. Walden helped to usher in avant-garde art movements such as Expressionism, Futurism, Cubism, Dadaism, and Magic Realism to the German art scene. Galerie Der Sturm officially closed in 1924, but Walden continued to organize art exhibitions and _Der Sturm_ newspaper remained in print until 1932. Walden had fled Germany following the rise of fascism and Nazism and worked as a teacher and publisher in Moscow. Sadly, Walden was persecuted by Stalin's Communist regime for his association with the avant-garde; he died in prison in 1932.