BERLIN-MOSKAU, 1900-1950 (Berlin-Moscow, 1900-1950). Ed. by Irina Antonowa and Jorn Merkert. Berlinische Galerie, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 1995. Organized in association with Gosudarstvennyi muzei A.S. Pushkina, Moscow. Published in association with Prestel-Verlag, Munich. 710 pp. with 983 ills. (450 col.). 31 x 25 cm. LC 96-181625 ISBN 3791314882 In German.
A wide-ranging investigation of the significant artistic exchanges between Berlin and Moscow during the first half of the 20th century, this catalogue features illustrations of some 800 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, photographs, posters, films, stage designs and architectural works by hundreds of German and Russian artists, among them Kandinsky, Pechstein, Kirchner, Hoch, Chagall, Malevich, Goncharova, Grosz, Dix, Lissitzky, Gropius and many other celebrated figures. Biographical profiles of more than 500 artists, architects, writers and musicians supplement nearly 50 essays that explore diverse aspects of cultural life in Berlin and Moscow in the context of the turbulent political and social currents of the period, including discussions of such topics as the significance of exhibitions of German art mounted in Moscow in the 1920s, the reception of avant-garde Soviet photography, theater and film in Berlin during the Weimar period, the divergent characteristics of interwar Russian and German propagandistic art, and architectural developments in the two cities during the 1920s.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Germany, Russia/Soviet Union/Commonwealth — 1900-1945 — Several Media
Worldwide Number: 025328