Utopia 1900-1940: Visions of a New World

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Utopia 1900-1940: Visions of a New World

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Utopia 1900-1940: Visions of a New World sheds light on the utopian ideals of expressionism and constructivism - the two most important avant-garde movements of the early twentieth century. Utopia 1900-1940 traces the way expressionists and constructivists throughout Europe dedicated their art and their inspiring work to the cause of bringing about a wholesale change in society. These radical artists broke through the boundaries of art, everyday life and respectability; they formed societies, wrote political pamphlets, staged exhibitions and published magazines whose influence extended far beyond national borders. They were bent on penetrating every aspect of everyday life and creating a new visual idiom designed for a new man in a new world. 
This book discusses the whole artistic spectrum covered by the expressionists and the constructivists, from painting and sculpture to modern dance, theatre, photography, film, fashion, and architecture. With essays by Judit Bozsan, Doris Wintgens Hotte, Gregor Langfeld, and Christina Lodder, and many surprising works of art and artists - well-known and unknown - including El Lissitzky, Kazimir Malevich, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Theo van Doesburg, Hendrik Wijdeveled, Mary Wigman, Bela Kadar, Georg Tappert, Hugo Scheiber, Wenzel Hablik, Ivan Klyun, Lajos Kassak, and Gustav Klutsis. 

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