Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2009
  • Price: $75.00
  • Trim Size: 8 34 x 11 34
  • ISBN: 0-8109-8404-0
  • EAN: 9780810984042
  • Page Count: 460
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World/All

Throughout the Cold War, the creation and reception of art in Germany was inseparably linked to divided political realities. Artists in East and West Germany redeployed the traditions of abstraction and realism in new national and international contexts, creating a wide range of powerful artworks, often responding to popular culture and technologies of reproduction.

This substantial and profusely illustrated book, with sixteen important essays by major art historians and cultural critics, is the first comprehensive look at the full extent of postwar German art. It includes work by Georg Baselitz, Willi Baumeister, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joseph Beuys, Hanne Darboven, Hermann Glöckner, Hannah Höch, Jörg Immendorf, Anselm Kiefer, Blinky Palermo, A. R. Penck, Gerhard Richter, Rosemarie Trockel, Werner Tübke, Wolf Vostell, and many others.

Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures is the catalogue for a groundbreaking international exhibition that reveals for the first time the contribution of both Germanys to the development of contemporary art.

About the authors

Stephanie Barron is senior curator of modern art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and an expert on 20th-century German art. Sabine Eckmann is director and chief curator of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University and specializes in European 20th- and 21st-century art and visual culture. Eckhart Gillen is an art historian and curator for Kulturprojekte Berlin.