The youngest member of the Blauer Reiter group was overshadowed for a long time by fellow painters such as Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, August Macke, and Paul Klee. But in recent years, Heinrich Campendonk has enjoyed an unparalleled rediscovery and a new critical assessment of his extensive oeuvre.
Founded in 1948, Hirmer Publishers soon established a name for art books produced to the highest standards. Over the past decade they have become equally well-known in English-speaking countries, with a reputation as one of the most prestigious publishers in this field. This survey of English titles from 2010 to 2020 encompasses a wealth of subjects across the centuries, from antiquity to the modern age.
The painter Hans Purrmann (1880–1966) ranks among the most important painters in the history of twentieth-century art. His vibrant Colourism drew on the works of Henri Matisse and Paul Cézanne, but he achieved independent international acclaim over the course of an eventful life lived between Munich, Paris, Berlin, Florence and Switzerland.
The painter Hermann Stenner (1891–1914) was one of the outstanding talents of the 20th century. It is impressive to note that he achieved his rapid artistic development and distinct pictorial language during just five years of study and creative work. His remarkably extensive oeuvre is being rediscovered today following his death at an early age during the First World War.
Peter August Böckstiegel gilt als der bedeutendste westfälische Expressionist und zählt zu den wichtigen Vertretern der Klassischen Moderne. Gemälde voll expressiver Strahlkraft stehen in seinem Werk neben sensiblen Stimmungsbildern und ausdrucksstarken Plastiken – ein Künstler, der mit seinem hochspannenden Œuvre zu Recht seit Jahren immer stärker in den Fokus der Öffentlichkeit rückt.
Und die Erhabenheit der Berge / And the Grandeur of the Mountains / E la grandiositá della montagna
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner spent his last years between 1917 and 1938 recovering from a mental breakdown in Davos. The overwhelming impression of the Alps moved him to create colourful, visionary landscapes and paint the daily lives of the peasants. The publication shows vividly the significance of the mountain world as inspiration for Kirchner’s late works.
The private art collection of the Hilti Art Foundation includes over 200 top-quality paintings, sculptures and photographs from Classical Modernism to the present day. Volume 2 of the two-part catalogue of the collection presents 120 selected works from the middle of the twentieth century to the present day, from Josef Albers to Thomas Struth.
The impressions which Paul Klee collected on his journey to Tunisia in 1914, and especially to the city of Kairouan, were of fundamental significance: »Colour and I are one. I am a painter.« A few years later, in 1921, Wilhelm Hausenstein placed his friend Paul Klee at the centre of his book Kairuan and was thus one of the first people to recognise the artist’s genius.
The private art collection of the Hilti Art Foundation includes over 200 top-quality paintings, sculptures and photographs from Classical Modernism to the present day. Volume 1 of the two-part catalogue of the collection presents 80 selected works from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, from Paul Gauguin to Alberto Giacometti.
Making van Gogh focuses on the œuvre of Vincent van Gogh in the context of its reception. The publication examines the particular role which German gallerists, collectors, critics and museums played in the story of his success. At the same time it sheds light on the importance of van Gogh as a role model for the avant-garde generation of artists.
Based on the extensive stocks of the Brücke-Museum, the publication discusses in detail the everyday reality of the artists under the National Socialists. The measures carried out against the former “Brücke” members as a result of Nazi art policy are explained, together with the direct effects on their creative work and the self-image of the painters within the context of the times.
Elegant sailing ships, expansive seascapes, crystal-clear expansive views of architecture – with his unique pictorial language and range of subjects Lyonel Feininger became one of the most important artists of Classic Modernism, whose works remain very popular to this day.
She was not only a talented artist but also a shrewd free thinker and hostess: at the beginning of the twentieth century famous artists including Wassily Kandinsky, Gabriele Münter, Alfred Kubin, Adolf Erbslöh, Erma Bossi, Franz Marc and August Macke assembled in Marianne von Werefkin’s salon in the Schwabing district of Munich.
The Expressionist Heritage in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia
The Architecture of Expressionism is the upheaval of architecture in the roaring twenties – with regionally different emphases, schools and protagonists. The series’ third volume documents all surviving buildings in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The shared heritage of this important European region is presented in a fascinating rediscovery.
In 1926 22 year-old Dutch artist Willem de Kooning (1904–1997) travelled to the USA on a British freighter – without papers and hidden in the machine room. The young art student eked out a living by painting houses, signs and façades, before he was able after eight years to dedicate himself entirely to painting.
In the historical period of new beginnings starting in the 1950s, the collector Rudolf Leopold (1925‒2010), with pioneer-like foresight and a keen sense of art, was able to do someting few others of his ilk succeeded in doing: build up a large, both aesthetically sophisticated and art historically relevant collection of international renown.
Otto Dix, Franz Marc, Emil Nolde, Paul Cézanne, Vasily Kandinsky and Claude Monet – when over 1,000 artworks by outstanding artists of the modern era appeared on the scene in 2012, the find was celebrated as a sensation, though the suspicion that it might be art looted by the Nazis also reared its head. This extensive, lavishly illustrated publication documents for the first time a selection of works from the estate of the art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt and examines the ...
Alice Teichert’s paintings are known for their holographic depth and unique lunimosity, for their visual poetry and mutifacetted proximity to music. With lines, shapes and colour, she unfolds new realms that when looked at reveal themselves, once the viewer stops trying to “decipher”.
An Expressionist Stroll through Art and Literature
“Are there still any surprises left to be had when it comes to German Expressionism?”, asks the writer Michael Kumpfmüller. Yes, there are, as this beautifully produced volume demonstrates by inviting the reader to an interesting and inspiring stroll through the world of Expressionism with pictures and texts which are seldom shown.
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s move from Dresden to Berlin in 1911 marked a turning point in his art. Under the impression of this most modern metropolis in Europe, during the years between 1912 and 1915 the artist created works which in their exaggerated and concentrated manner can really be regarded as metaphors for the attitude to life at the beginning of the 20th century.
Hans Hofmann, a representative of Abstract Expressionism and American Modernism during the 20th century with European roots, had a fundamental influence as a teacher on the development of modern art in America. His brightly coloured paintings, watercolours and drawings can now be discovered in a European retrospective.
Expressionist Heritage of the Rhine-Ruhr Region2nd Revised Edition
The architecture of Expressionism marks the starting point of the discipline into the Golden Twenties - also in the urban cityscape of the metropolises of the Rhine-Ruhr region. This volume documents for the first time in a complete overview all the buildings in the region which still exist and shows a completely new perspective on a familiar region - a fascinating rediscovery in terms of sheer volume.
The art academy failed to recognise his talent; he rejected the contemporary art scene in Vienna; and his visionary work was largely neglected during his lifetime: the painter Richard Gerstl (1883–1908), whose creative period lasted for just four intensive years, is regarded today as one of the most important representatives of Austrian Expressionism for his portraits and landscapes.
Fresh from their success with "Modernism London Style", hailed by The Financial Times on 29.6.13 as 'this gorgeous photographic survey', photographer Niels Lehmann and editor Christoph Rauhut present their latest exciting project. "Fragments of Metropolis" documents all the remaining Expressionist buildings in Berlin, arguably the movement’s most important architectural centre.
Apocalypse, the city, war, religion, the portrait, exile and existential trauma – Ludwig Meidner (1884–1966) is regarded as one of the outstanding artists of German Expressionism. With the accuracy of a seismograph he recorded in his pictorial and literary works the shocks which reverberated through his time.
The Museum Wiesbaden is one of three important Hessian state museums and holds world-class collections in the fields of art and natural history. This volume provides the first-ever lavishly illustrated introduction to the museum’s art collections, which span the period from the Middle Ages to contemporary art with an emphasis on the art of the nineteenth and twentieth century.