The Berlin of George Grosz

The Berlin of George Grosz
Author : George Grosz
Publisher : Yale University Press
Total Pages : 212
Release : 1997-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9780300072068
ISBN 13 : 0300072066
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Berlin of George Grosz Book Description:

Including 150 work on paper as well as several of the artist's key theoretical essays and letters, this text is the catalogue for a 1997 Royal Academy exhibition of the drawings, watercolours and prints of George Grosz.

An Autobiography

An Autobiography
Author : George Grosz
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Total Pages : 309
Release : 1998-04-17
ISBN 10 : 0520213270
ISBN 13 : 9780520213272
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Autobiography Book Description:

This acclaimed autobiography by one of the twentieth century's greatest satirical artists is as much a graphic portrait of Germany in chaos after the Treaty of Versailles as it is a memoir of a remarkable artist's development. Grosz's account of a world gone mad is as acute and provocative as the art that depicts it, and this translation of a work long out of print restores the spontaneity, humor, and energy of the author's German text. It also includes a chapter on Grosz's experience in the Soviet Union—omitted from the original English-language edition—as well as more writings about his twenty-year self-imposed exile in America, and a fable written in English.

George Grosz

George Grosz
Author : Ralph Jentsch
Publisher :
Total Pages : 287
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106019982237
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

George Grosz Book Description:

George Grosz (1893-1959) was a prominent member of the Berlin Dada and New Objectivity group. He was born Georg Ehrenfried Groß in Berlin, but changed his name in 1916 out of a romantic enthusiasm for America. Anti-Nazi, Grosz left Germany in 1932, and in 1933 was invited to teach at the Art Students League of New York, where he would teach intermittently until 1955. Over 500 illustrations, drawings, and paintings in this book document the entire output of the artist's German and American years, including drawings spanning from when the artist was the age of fifteen to his paintings made during his U.S. period. Also included are sketches of stage designs he created between 1919-1954 for theatre pieces by Bernard Shaw, Iwan Goll, Georg Kaiser, Paul Zech, and Jaroslav Kaek, as well as numerous collages. The volume is complete with unpublished photographs from the painter's private life and two essays by Enrico Crispolti and Philippe Dagen.

George Grosz

George Grosz
Author : George Grosz
Publisher :
Total Pages : 279
Release : 2009
ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822036438406
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

George Grosz Book Description:

"George Grosz (1893-1959) spent more than half of his creative career in the United States. The numerous paintings, watercolors, and drawings from all of the important groups of works from the American period, most of which have been newly photographed and are included here as full-page reproductions, refute the widespread opinion that Grosz's work lost its much-admired bite after he moved to New York. While his apocalyptic paintings prove that he was a visionary opponent of war and oppression, his unrivaled illustrations for the great authors of the period and for magazines like Esquire testify to Grosz's mastery of drawing." --Book Jacket.

George Grosz Art and Politics in the Weimar Republic

George Grosz  Art and Politics in the Weimar Republic
Author : Beth Irwin Lewis
Publisher : Madison : University of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages : 328
Release : 1971
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015002129081
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

George Grosz Art and Politics in the Weimar Republic Book Description:

Examines the ideological motivations of Grosz's political cartoons in an effort to define further the relationship between art and his political involvements in Berlin of the 1920s. Provides a clearer understanding of the artist and an unusual insight into the Weimar Republic.

The Exile of George Grosz

The Exile of George Grosz
Author : Barbara McCloskey
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2015-01-31
ISBN 10 : 9780520281943
ISBN 13 : 0520281942
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Exile of George Grosz Book Description:

The Exile of George Grosz examines the life and work of George Grosz after he fled Nazi Germany in 1933 and sought to re-establish his artistic career under changed circumstances in New York. It situates Grosz’s American production specifically within the cultural politics of German exile in the United States during World War II and the Cold War. Basing her study on extensive archival research and using theories of exile, migrancy, and cosmopolitanism, McCloskey explores how Grosz’s art illuminates the changing cultural politics of exile. She also foregrounds the terms on which German exile helped to define both the limits and possibilities of American visions of a one world order under U.S. leadership that emerged during this period. This book presents Grosz’s work in relation to that of other prominent figures of the German emigration, including Thomas Mann and Bertolt Brecht, as the exile community agonized over its measure of responsibility for the Nazi atrocity German culture had become and debated what Germany’s postwar future should be. Important too at this time were Grosz’s interactions with the American art world. His historical allegories, self-portraits, and other works are analyzed as confrontational responses to the New York art world’s consolidating consensus around Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism during and after World War II. This nuanced study recounts the controversial repatriation of Grosz’s work, and the exile culture of which it was a part, to a German nation perilously divided between East and West in the Cold War.

George Grosz

George Grosz
Author : George Grosz (Maler, Graphiker)
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1982
ISBN 10 : OCLC:890175319
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

George Grosz Book Description:

The Theatrical Designs of George Grosz

The Theatrical Designs of George Grosz
Author : Andrew DeShong
Publisher : Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Research Press
Total Pages : 182
Release : 1982
ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4411673
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theatrical Designs of George Grosz Book Description:

Grosz

Grosz
Author : Ivo Kranzfelder
Publisher : Taschen America Llc
Total Pages : 96
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : 3822808911
ISBN 13 : 9783822808917
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grosz Book Description:

Savage caricatures: Acerbic painting as social commentary George Grosz (1893-1959) was one of the most important exponents of Dadaism, and therefore of political painting in general. He not only condemned both militarism and bourgeois culture, but also set himself in opposition to traditional forms of art. The decisive element in Grosz's paintings is their content: in them he pointed out defects in the political and social conditions, literally arraigning them before the public. For Grosz, painting served as a political instrument: "I drew and painted from a sense of contradiction and through my work tried to convince the world that it was ugly, sick, and phony." Fascinated by the metropolis, Grosz depicted the wild and dissolute life in the bars and nightclubs of the Weimar Republic in the 1920s. He directed his attention to the shady side of life and filled his canvas with caricatures of distorted figures. Grosz never permitted human beings to emerge as individuals, but instead always portrayed types, as representatives of a social level or class. After the publication of his candidly drawn "pornographic illustrations," Grosz fell under strong criticism in the 1920s. The Nazis castigated his works as "degenerate art." About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art Series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 colour illustrations with explanatory captions

George Grosz

George Grosz
Author : Hans Hess
Publisher :
Total Pages : 272
Release : 1974
ISBN 10 : UOM:49015001209866
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

George Grosz Book Description: