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Title Art of two Germanys--Cold War cultures / Stephanie Barron and Sabine Eckmann, catalogue editors ; Stephanie Barron and Eckhart Gillen, exhibition curators ; essays by Stephanie Barron [and 16 others].
Publication Info. New York : Abrams ; [Los Angeles] : in association with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2009.
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Stack 12  709.43 A    IN LIBRARY
Description 460 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Note Catalog of an exhibition held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, January 25-April 19, 2009, at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, May 23-September 6, 2009 and the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, October 3-January 10, 2010.
Contents Foreword / Michael Govan -- Blurred boundaries: the art of two Germanys between myth and history / Stephanie Barron -- Historicizing postwar German art / Sabine Eckmann -- Nationalizing aesthetics: revivals and rebuttals. Ruptures and continuities: modern German art in between the Third Reich and the Cold War / Sabine Eckmann ; The legacy of critical realism in East and West / Ursula Peters and Roland Prügel ; Expressionism and the two Germanys / Karen Lang -- The internationalization of German art. Dialectic at a standstill : East German socialist realism in the Stalin era / Barbara McCloskey ; Abstraction as international language / Susanne Leeb ;The leftist artist: visual art and its politics in postwar Germany / Diedrich Diederichsen -- Art, technologies, and the avant-garde. The art of a miracle : toward a history of German Pop, 1955-72 / Christine Mehring ; Symbolic revolts in the "workers' and peasants' state" : countercultural art programs in the GDR and the return of modern art / Paul Kaiser ; Photography as contemporary document : comments on the conceptions of the documentary in Germany after 1945 / Astrid Ihle ; Pause>rewind>play : video art in Cold War Germany / Lutz Koepnick -- Trauma, violence, and memory. Figures of memory in the course of time / Andreas Huyssen ; The art of barbarism and suffering / Richard Langston ; Repression and representation : the RAF in German postwar art / Peter Weibel ; The RAF and the phantom of terrorism in West Germany / Svea Bräunert -- Scenes from the theater of the Cold War of the arts / Eckhart Gillen -- Artists and artworks in the exhibition. Checklist of the exhibition -- Chronology : two Germanys, 1945-90.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 430-432) and index.
Subject Art, German -- Germany (West) -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Art, German -- Germany (East) -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Art -- Political aspects -- Germany (West) -- Exhibitions.
Art -- Political aspects -- Germany (East) -- Exhibitions.
Genre or Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Barron, Stephanie, 1950-
Eckmann, Sabine (Sabine M.)
Gillen, Eckhart, 1947-
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, host institution.
Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg, host institution.
Deutsches Historisches Museum, host institution.
ISBN 9780810984042 (hbk. ; Abrams)
9780810977938 (LACMA)
0810977931 (LACMA)
9780810976474 (LACMA pbk.)
0810976471 (LACMA pbk.)
0810984040 (hbk.)