German Expressionism
The Graphic Impulse

Expressionism, the brand of modernism that flourished in Germany and Austria during the first two decades of the twentieth century, is an essential chapter in the history of modern art. One of its defining aspects is the fervor with which the Expressionists embraced printmaking and works on paper. This volume showcases The Museum of Modern Art’s remarkable holdings of German Expressionist prints alongside a selection of drawings, paintings, and sculptures from the collection. More than 250 works by some thirty artists—including Max Beckmann, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Emil Nolde, Vasily Kandinsky, and Oskar Kokoschka—are accompanied by essays that discuss the centrality of printmaking in German Expressionism and describe the movement’s sociocultural backdrop.

Publisher MoMA
Number of pages 288
  • $19.99
    Digital - English
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W.S Bradley, Choice:
"The publication represents the institution and the subject of German Expressionism well, particularly for a general readership."