EUROPA, EUROPA: DAS JAHRHUNDERT DER AVANTGARDE IN MITTEL- UND OSTEUROPA (Europe, Europe: The Century of the Avant Garde in Central and Eastern Europe). Ed. by Ryszard Stanislawski and Christoph Brockhaus. Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, 1994. Organized and published in association with Stiftung Kunst und Kultur des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen. Four volumes. 28 x 25 cm. Vol. 1: 480 pp. with 355 ills. (238 col.). Vol. 2: 240 pp. with 250 ills. Vol. 3: 368 pp. with 69 ills. Vol. 4: 200 pp. with 188 ills. LC 94-240675 In German.
Published in conjunction with a massive exhibition of more than 700 works drawn from museums around the world, this four-volume catalogue offers a major review of the achievements of progressive artists from Central and Eastern Europe (including Russia) over the course of the 20th century, presenting pieces by such important figures as Kupka, Larionov, Kandinsky, Brancusi, Tatlin, Gabo, Chagall, Brauner, Kolar, Vasarely, Christo, Abramovic and Kabakov and by scores of artists still little known in the West. The first volume features reproductions of nearly 350 paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, photographs and video pieces arranged within broad stylistic groupings and accompanied by more than 70 texts analyzing significant trends and individual artists. Thirty-six illustrated essays examining avant-garde developments in architecture, theater, film, literature and music over the period are presented in the second volume, while the third and fourth volumes respectively provide an anthology of some 330 reprinted critical commentaries, manifestos, letters and other texts dating from 1895 to 1993, and concise biographical profiles of the nearly 190 artists represented in the show.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Several Media
Worldwide Number: 024622
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