Dix (25) Hardcover – 1 Oct 2010
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"It is my wish to come very close, strikingly close, to the times in which we live, without submitting to artistic dogma...I need the connection to the world of senses, the courage to portray ugliness, life as it comes." - Otto Dix "This is a quality art book at a pocket-money price, a definitive record of one of Germany's most gifted painters." - Kittens in Underpants, London"
About the Author
Eva Karcher has been working in journalism for the past 15 years, specialising in contemporary arts. She regularly writes for magazines and newspapers including Vogue, Focus, Bunte, AD, SZ, Die Zeit, and Der Tagesspiegel. She has published several books, and developed new magazine concepts for artinvestor and sleek, for example. She also curates exhibitions and is an art consultant for galleries, companies and private collectors.
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Quality and cost are not usually synonymous when considering art books. Often a book looks, feels and even smells wonderful but then one reads the price! On-line shopping and price comparisons have greatly improved the situation but, even so, there are a number of art books which I would love to own and whose prices I regularly check, just in case.
However, books by Taschen are the exception, being of very high production quality, having texts that are informed by scholarship, contain many high-quality coloured illustrations and frequently explore a much broader range of works than is the case with competing publishers.
Such is the case with Taschen's 25th Anniversary edition on the German Expressionist, Otto Dix, reissued in 2012. Dix's work, because of its reliance on the cruellest naturalistic depiction, is sometimes confused with that of with George Grosz or Max Beckmann. However, in contrast to the revolutionary, Grosz, who thought his art to be "an effective weapon... against the stupidity of the people of our time" and stressed the "drastic and unmitigated harshness and lovelessness" of his objects, Dix, by nature a sceptic, was diametrically opposed to ideological posturing.
One of the great virtues of this book, written by Eva Karcher and translated from the German by Doris Linda Jones and Jeremy Gaines, is its very broad sweep.Read more ›