€ 19.95

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Ed. Felix Krämer, text(s) by Max Hollein, Felix Krämer, Sandra Oppmann, Thomas Röske, Karin Schick, Javier Arnaldo, Hanna Strzoda, Nicole Brandmüller, Beate Ritter, Nerina Santorius, graphic design by Gabriele Sabolewski


2010. 304 pp., 380 ills.


24.90 x 30.60 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-2552-1

Major retrospective at the Städel, starting April 2010

A new perspective on the splendid, colorful masterpieces by the great Expressionist artist

Survey of all the creative phases and genres in Kirchner’s oeuvre

The publication of this opulent volume coincides with the first retrospective of the works of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938) to be seen inGermany in thirty years and presents masterpieces from large museums and private collections throughout the world. It naturally includes the nudes from his time as a member of the Die Brücke group, paintings depicting big-city life in Berlin, the street scenes reflecting the existential fears prevalent during World War I, and the Swiss mountain scenes from Davos. However, the book also presents less familiar early and late works by Kirchner. The paintings are flanked by his works on paper and his sculptures, demonstrating the rich diversity of the artist’s oeuvre.

With essays by renowned art historians, this definitive study opens up a new perspective on the astonishing modernism of Kirchner, a man whose overindulgent life found unequalled expression in his art. (English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-2553-8)

Exhibition schedule: Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, April 23–July 25, 2010

On this subject publications in the Art to Hear series (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-2554-5; English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-2555-2) and in the Art to Read series (ISBN 978-3-7757-2526-2) are also available.

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Expressionism is a way of articulating the soul: during this period, paintings of the real world were often distorted, abstract, and rendered in powerful colors.

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