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Landscape Imagery, Politics, and Identity in a Divided Germany, 1968-1989

Landscape Imagery, Politics, and Identity in a Divided Germany, 1968-1989 (Hardback, New edition)

By Wilkins, Catherine

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Landscape Imagery, Politics and Identity in a Divided Germany, 1968-1989 explores the communicative relationship between German landscape painting and the viewing public that developed in the wake of the student revolutions of the late 1960s. The book demonstrates that, contrary ... read full description below.

ISBN 9781409449980
Barcode 9781409449980
Published 1 June 2013 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9781409449980
ISBN-10 140944998X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publication Date 1 June 2013
International Publication Date 2 December 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Wilkins, Catherine
Category Art Styles: C 1960 -
Nature In Art, Still Life, Landscapes & Seascapes
Number of Pages 280
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Weight 726g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Landscapes in art, Art - Political aspects - Germany (West), Art - Political aspects - Germany (East), Landscape painting, German - 20th century, Art and society - Germany (East)
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 709.43
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Landscape Imagery, Politics and Identity in a Divided Germany, 1968-1989 explores the communicative relationship between German landscape painting and the viewing public that developed in the wake of the student revolutions of the late 1960s. The book demonstrates that, contrary to some historical thinking, more similarities than differences characterized the sociopolitical concerns of East and West Germans during the late Cold War Era, and that it was these shared issues that were reflected in the revival of the Romantic painting genre. Catherine Wilkins focuses on recovering the agency of the individual artist and in revising historiography with sensitivity to narration 'from below.' Interdisciplinary in nature, art historians can benefit from the study's analysis of images and artists not widely known outside of Germany. Additionally, the consolidation of statistics and data regarding German postwar cultural policy are relevant for political and cultural historians. The author contributes to the ongoing multidisciplinary debates regarding Histoire Croisee (in arguing that a clear dichotomy between East Germany and West Germany did not exist but rather that the residents of both nations shared a concern over some of the same issues of the period) and memory studies (by using images as primary historical sources, able to be employed in the recovery of potentially 'subversive' memory and identity). Issues related to gender relations, environmentalism, and spiritual belief are all addressed by Wilkins, with appeal for scholars working with those particular themes. Poststructuralist and literary theorists as well can find arguments supporting an alternative means of writing history through artworks and private memories.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review '... well-written and beautifully produced. It has a generous set of colour illustrations of the artists under discussion.' Journal of Contemporary European Studies '... [an] imaginative and engaging work - a book that will be valuable to a wide audience including art historians and historians, other German studies scholars, and anyone with an interest in postwar German art - the reader is provided with more than twenty of the key images created by the six Cold War artists and their post-Wende students.' German History

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Author's Bio

Dr. Catherine Wilkins received her Ph.D. from Tulane University, and completed much of the research for this book while on an exchange fellowship from the Freie Universitat Berlin. She is currently Professor of Humanities at Edison State College, USA.

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