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Poul Erik Tojner (Foreword By), Vicki Baum, Bertolt Brecht, Alfred Doeblin (Text By) , Hans Fallada (Text By) , Marieluise Fleisser , Christopher Isherwoow, Irmgard Keun

The Cold Gaze: Germany in the 1920s


A sweeping journey through the roaring art and culture of the Weimar RepublicAt the center of this volume are the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) artists-Otto Dix, George Grosz and Albert Renger-Patzsch-and the groundbreaking photographer August Sander, in particular his famed series People of the 20th Century, which portrayed both prominent and anonymous Germans from all parts of society in a simple and matter-of-fact pictorial style. Sander and the Neue Sachlichkeit artists both pursued an anti-Expressionist aesthetic, embracing social engagement and a rejection of romantic idealism. The Cold Gaze also looks at the extraordinary writers associated with the Weimar Republic, such as Vicki Baum, Bertolt Brecht, Alfred Doeblin, Hans Fallada, Erich Kastner and Christopher Isherwood.

Further points of focus by a range of contributing writers include Germany's Americanization during this period; Marcel Breuer's innovations in furniture design; the invention and ascent of the Futura font; the Weimar cult of technology; and much more. This richly illustrated catalog unfolds a period that was at once euphoric and harsh, an extraordinary moment in modernity birthed in the shadows between two world wars.

Format: Hardcover
Published: Denmark, 2023
Publisher: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Pages: 128
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9788793659599
ISBN 10: 8793659598

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The Cold Gaze: Germany in the 1920s