The Mad Square

The Mad Square

Modernity in German Art 1910-1937

  1. Edited by Jacqueline Strecker
  • ISBN 9781741740684
  • 27.50 x 21.80 cm
  • Flexibound
  • 324pp
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • First published 2011
  • Distributed on behalf of The Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Mad Square: Modernity in German Art 1910-1937 focuses on the great aesthetic innovations that were made by artists throughout Germany in painting, sculpture, graphic art, photography, film and the decorative arts during the years from 1910 to 1937.

The inter-related, fluctuating nature of modernist movements such as Expressionism, Dada, Constructivism, Bauhaus and New Objectivity are be emphasised as is the broader historical context in which the works were produced. The works chosen reflect the fascinating and complex ways in which artists responded to the forces of modernity and their passionate engagement with contemporary society, culture and politics.