Berlin in the Twenties: Art and Culture 1918-1933

Author(s): Rainer Metzger


Berlin in the 1920s was home to some of the most extraordinary minds of modern times, and was a vigorous melting pot of radical new ideas and concepts in every field. Comprising essays on the key movements and figures of the era, this profusely illustrated book is a highly readable portrait of this astonishing cultural ferment and its most important protagonists.


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Rainer Metzger is a noted German art historian and the author of Gustav Klimt: Drawings & Watercolours, also published by Thames & Hudson. He also contributed to Vienna 1900 and the Heroes of Modernism.

1. The City as Parvenu; 2. The November Vanishing Point: Revolution and Reaction; 3. War and Peace: Expressionism and Dada; 4. The Aesthetics ofTruth; 5. Unity and Purity: Utopias, Collectives, Futurism; 5. The Modern Metropolis; 6. High Culture; 7. The Truth in Flight: Berlin and the Alternative Modernity; 8. The Argument of the Masses; 9. The Third Reich or: How Was It Possible?

General Fields

  • : 9780500513545
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : February 2007
  • : 240mm X 165mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rainer Metzger
  • : Hardback
  • : 943.155085
  • : 400
  • : 398 illustrations, 90 in colour