Oskar Kokoschka 1886-1980 by Richard Calvocoressi & Katharina Schulz soon to be presented for sale on the inspired BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 1986, Paperback.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour plates; Portrait to the frontispiece;
From the cover: This volume has been published to accompany the centenary exhibition of Oskar Kokoschkas work at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, first seen in somewhat different form at the Tate Gallery, London, and the Kunsthaus Zurich. The great individualist of twentieths-century art, Kokoschka in his painting combines elements of Expressionism, Symbolism and the Baroque, resulting in portraits and landscapes characterized by heightened colour, emotional intensity and a strong sense of vitality and movement. Kokoschka is best remembered for his incisive portraits of the Viennese intelligentsia and bourgeoisie painted during the last years of the Habsburg empire, but also for a series of breathtaking views of European cities done mainly in the twenties and thirties. The catalogue has been written by Richard Calvocoressi of the Tate Gallery. With 184 full page colour plates, it is a complete record of the most comprehensive Kokoschka exhibition ever presented in the United States.
Very Good. Single reading crease to the spine which is lightly knocked at the head, wraps a little age-toned. Text complete, clean and tight.
246 pages. Bibliography. 9¾” x 9¾”.
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