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Kunst und Leben 1918 bis 1955

Karin Althaus, Sarah Bock, Lisa Kern, Matthias Mühling, Melanie Wittchow
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Book cover "Kunst und Leben 1918 bis 1955"
Photo: Deutscher Kunstverlag
Book cover “Kunst und Leben 1918 bis 1955”
Photo: Deutscher Kunstverlag

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Insights into a turbulent time

The book “Kunst und Leben 1918 bis 1955” (Art and life 1918 to 1955), published by Deutscher Kunstverlag, is an impressive publication that examines the complex and dynamic art scene in Germany at a time of profound social and political change. Edited by a team of experts consisting of Karin Althaus, Sarah Bock, Lisa Kern, Matthias Mühling and Melanie Wittchow, the book offers a detailed insight into artistic developments and biographies that characterised the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich and the early years of the Federal Republic.

Interior view of the book "Kunst und Leben 1918 bis 1955"
Photo: Deutscher Kunstverlag
Interior view of the book “Kunst und Leben 1918 bis 1955”
Photo: Deutscher Kunstverlag

The biographies of the artists

At the centre of the book are the life stories and careers of artists who lived and worked during this turbulent period. From persecution and disruption to resistance and adaptation, the biographies offer a fascinating insight into the personal and professional challenges that the artists had to face. Through the personal stories, the editors succeed in painting a vivid picture of the art landscape of the time and taking the reader right into the heart of the art world of the time.

Interior view of the book "Kunst und Leben 1918 bis 1955"
Photo: Deutscher Kunstverlag
Interior view of the book “Kunst und Leben 1918 bis 1955”
Photo: Deutscher Kunstverlag

Influences and developments

In addition to the biographies, “Kunst und Leben 1918 bis 1955” offers a comprehensive analysis of the period, including the institutional conditions and the broader social and political context. The editors and numerous specialist contributions shed light on aspects as diverse as the left-wing art movement of the 1920s, the role of art under National Socialism and the reception of modern art in the post-war period. This thematic breadth makes the book an indispensable reference work for anyone interested in the many facets of art in this important historical period.

Interior view of the book "Kunst und Leben 1918 bis 1955"
Photo: Deutscher Kunstverlag
Interior view of the book “Kunst und Leben 1918 bis 1955”
Photo: Deutscher Kunstverlag

Art as a witness of history

Overall, “Kunst und Leben 1918 bis 1955” is an outstanding publication that not only serves as a companion volume to the exhibition of the same name at the Lenbachhaus, but also stands out as a profound work in its own right. With its wealth of content, which combines both artistic and historical perspectives, it offers the reader a comprehensive understanding of art and its relationship to the major social changes in Germany between 1918 and 1955.

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TitleKunst und Leben 1918 bis 1955
EditorStädtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München
AuthorsKarin Althaus, Sarah Bock, Lisa Kern,
Matthias Mühling, Melanie Wittchow
PublisherDeutscher Kunstverlag
CoverSoftcover
Pages400 p., 180 colour ill.
LanguageGerman
Dimensions17 × 24 cm
ISBN978-3-422-99066-1
Price58 €

Further information

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