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GERMAN ART IN NEW YORK: THE CANONIZATION OF MODERN ART, 1904-1957. Translation of Deutsche Kunst in New York: Vermittler, Kunstsammler, Ausstellungsmacher,1904-1957 (Dietrich Reimer Verlag, Berlin, 2011). Gregor Langfeld. Amsterdam University Press, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 232 pp. with 140 ills. (39 col.). 24 x 17 cm. ISBN 9789089647665 In English.
Publisher's description: Why did the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim in New York, as well as art collectors and curators such as Katherine Dreier and Alfred Barr, collect German art in the first half of the twentieth century? And why did certain works of art belong to the canon while others did not? In this book, Gregor Langfeld argues that National Socialism played a crucial role in the canonization of German art between 1904 and 1957. He shows that art promoters depicted artists condemned by the Nazis as standing against fascism while proclaiming art linked with them "unworthy of the canon." As a result, the post-1945 reputations of many artists associated with Neue Sachlichkeit, the New Objectivity movement, suffered. Ultimately, Langfeld offers important insights into the political and ideological motivations behind the New York art world's fluctuations in opinion, fashion, and price.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Germany — 1900-1945 — Painting
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 164960
Paperbound $124.00    

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