Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » Arts & Photography » Art » History » Modern (late 19th Century to 194

The Invention of Expressionism

Critical Writings 1910-1913

By Max Raphael, Patrick Healy (Translated by)

Elsewhere $27.96 $22.29   Save 20%
Free shipping Australia wide
Ships from USA
Order Now for Christmas with e-Gift
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Paperback, 184 pages
Other Information: black & white illustrations
Published In: United States, 10 October 2016
This collection contains the early writings of the German art historian Max Raphael, published between 1910 and 1913. First rediscovered by Patrick Healy and issued in German as Das SchOpferische Auge (1993), they are presented in English translation here for the first time.

In these texts, Raphael develops the first analytical account of a new art movement emerging in the German speaking world, and will name it 'Expressionism'. In defending the modernism of artists such as Pechstein, Nolde, Heckel and Schmidt-Rottluff, Raphael challenges the hostile reception of their work by institutions and contemporary criticism. From a comparison of their output to that of Impressionist luminaries like Liebermann and Corinth, he will proceed to identify the guiding principles of Expressionism, ultimately formulating a solid theoretical foundation for this artistic revolution.

Max Raphael (born 1889) studied philosophy under Georg Simmel and Henri Bergson, and art history under Heinrich WOlfflin. In 1911 he met Picasso in Paris, where he was studying the Impressionists and the work of CEzanne and Matisse. The meeting would result in his first book-length study, Von Monet zu Picasso (1913).

From 1925-1932, Raphael taught at the Volkshochschule Gross-Berlin. He lived in Paris between 1932 and 1940. After the outbreak of WWII, he was interned in concentration camps twice. In 1941 he emigrated to the U.S. Living in New York, he spent his last eleven years working on the analysis of Paleolithic cave paintings. He took his own life in 1952.

Patrick Healy works as a senior researcher at the TUDelft. His earlier translations include Carl Einstein's Negro Sculpture, a collection of writings by Karl Kraus titled In These Great Times, and the complete text of Kraus's magnum opus, The Last Days of Mankind.

EAN: 9789492027092
ISBN: 9492027097
Publisher: November Editions
Dimensions: 20.32 x 12.7 x 1.07 centimetres (0.15 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

Review this Product


Related Searches


Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling The Invention of Expressionism: Critical Writings 1910-1913 on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!



Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.


This item ships from and is sold by, Inc.