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HANS RICHTER: ACTIVISM, MODERNISM AND THE AVANT-GARDE. Ed. by Stephen C. Foster. University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, 1998. Published in association with MIT Press, Cambridge. 346 pp. with 101 ills. (10 col.). 24 x 16 cm. LC 97-31931 ISBN 0262061961 In English.
Featuring illustrations of some 40 paintings, drawings, prints and films spanning Richter's career, this publication presents a translation of a previously unpublished manuscript by the prominent German artist (1888-1976), an extensive biographical chronology and seven scholarly essays that examine the political and cultural contexts of the artist's influential contributions to the development of early 20th-century modernism, including discussions of his involvement with the Zurich Dada group and other radical artistic circles during World War I and its aftermath, the Constructivist principles underlying his pioneering abstract films of the 1920s and his impact on American avant-garde art following his immigration to the United States in 1941.
Artist(s):Richter, Hans
Indexing: Western, Europe — Germany — 1900-1945 — Several Media
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 058782
Hardcover $40.00    

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