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DIE NEUE WIRKLICHKEIT: ABSTRAKTION ALS WELTENTWURF (The New Reality: Abstraction as World Design). Ed. by Richard W. Gassen and Bernhard Holeczek. Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, 1994. Published in association with Vits & Kehrer Verlag, Mannheim. 406 pp. with 424 ills. (214 col.). 31 x 24 cm. ISBN 3980390349 In German.
A substantial review of the rise of abstract movements in European art from the end of World War I to the early 1930s, this catalogue documents an extensive exhibition of some 400 works spanning the full range of abstract styles that developed during the period, the selection encompassing paintings, drawings, reliefs, collages and sculptures by Kupka, Lissitzky, Popova, Moholy-Nagy, Rodchenko, Kandinsky, Freundlich, Herbin, Schwitters and scores of other artists as well as examples of furniture and housewares designed by such figures as Aalto, Rietveld and Breuer. Excellent reproductions of the exhibited works are accompanied by five essays discussing the artistic and social ideals underlying early movements in abstract art.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1900-1945 — Painting, Several Media
Plans: 01,05,15
Worldwide Number: 025171
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