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Easton, Laird McLeod 1956-

Overview
Works: 11 works in 54 publications in 3 languages and 1,161 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Diaries  Exhibition catalogs  History  Personal narratives‡vGerman  Sources  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Collector, Curator, Dedicatee, Contributor
Classifications: DD231.K4, B
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Most widely held works by Laird McLeod Easton
The red count : the life and times of Harry Kessler by Laird McLeod Easton( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and German and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The life of Count Harry Kessler (1868-1937), the famous Anglo-German art patron, writer, and activist, offers a perspective on the tumultous transformation of art and politics that took place in modern Europe between 1890 and 1930. In the first half of his career Kessler was one of the most ardent and well known champions of aesthetic modernism in Imperial Germany, becoming a friend and patron to pioneering artists and writers of his day, most notably French sculptor Aristide Maillol, Belgian architect Henry van de Velde, English theater designer Gordon Craig, and Austrian poet and playwright Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and - in his capacity as director of the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Weimar and vice-president of the German Artists League - serving as a spokesman and lightning rod for embattled modern art. In the aftermath of the First World War, in which he served as a soldier, propagandist, and secret agent, Kessler embarked on a public career as a committed internationalist and pacifist, a stance that led ultimately to his exile from Germany upon the Nazi seizure of power." "Making use of the recently discovered portions of Kessler's extensive diaries, among the most remarkable journals ever written, Laird Easton explains the reasons for this startling metamorphosis, showing for the first time the continuities between Kessler's prewar aestheticism and his postwar politics and highlighting his importance within the larger history of the rise of modern art and politics. This lively narrative, the first English-language biography of Harry Kessler, provides a portrait of the man who W.H. Arden called "a crown witness of our times.""--Jacket
Journey to the abyss : the diaries of Count Harry Kessler, 1880-1918 by Harry Kessler( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A volume of early diaries by the exiled museum director and secret agent encompasses the turn of the twentieth century and offers unique insights into European court life and a world on the brink of the Great War
Expressionism in Germany and France : from van Gogh to Kandinsky by Timothy O Benson( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title provides an examination of the cultural exchange between early 20th century French and German artists and illuminates new ways of understanding the development of Expressionism
Expressionismus in Deutschland und Frankreich : Von Matisse zum Blauen Reiter by Timothy O Benson( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The red count : the life and times of Harry Kessler by Laird M Easton( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Blatt Rosalie( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosalie ist ein neugieriges Blatt, das auf einem Ahornbaum wächst. Interessiert beobachtet sie ihre Umgebung, tauscht sich mit ihrer Freundin Annabella, einem benachbarten Blatt, aus und erzählt, was man in einem Blätterleben so alles erlebt. Ab 4
[Rezension von:] Paret, Peter: An artist against the Third Reich : Ernst Barlach, 1933-1938. - 1. publ. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003 by Laird McLeod Easton( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decadence and detachment : cultural life in Weimar Germany by Dorothy Rowe( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Graf Kessler on National Identity, Nationalism, and the Nation-State by Laird McLeod Easton( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Red count : the life and times of Harry Kessler by Laird M Easton( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Journey to the abyss : the diaries of Count Harry Kessler, 1880-1918The red count : the life and times of Harry KesslerThe Red count : the life and times of Harry Kessler
Alternative Names
Easton, Laird M.

Easton, Laird M. 1956-

Easton, Laird MacLeod 1956-

Easton, Laird Mc Leod 1956-

Mac Leod Easton, Laird 1956-

MacLeod Easton, Laird 1956-

Mc Leod Easton, Laird 1956-

McLeod-Easton, Laird 1956-

Languages
English (42)

German (8)

French (3)