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Lewis, Beth Irwin 1934-

Overview
Works: 10 works in 66 publications in 3 languages and 2,612 library holdings
Genres: History  Caricatures and cartoons  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Posters  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: NC251.G66, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Beth Irwin Lewis
George Grosz: art and politics in the Weimar Republic by Beth Irwin Lewis( Book )

28 editions published between 1969 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the ideological motivations of Grosz's political cartoons in an effort to define further the relationship between art and his political involvements in Berlin of the 1920s. Provides a clearer understanding of the artist and an unusual insight into the Weimar Republic
Persuasive images : posters of war and revolution from the Hoover Institution archives by Peter Paret( Book )

16 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political posters are historical documents. They open windows to the conditions and conflicts of an earlier time. In their designs and slogans we see how governments and political factions responded to economic crises, social change. and ideological and armed conflict, and how they sought to sway the perceptions and feelings of the man and woman in the street. Posters are also aesthetic objects. Their composition, color and symbols are both separate from their overt political message and the instruments of expressing it. Posters reveal their historical meaning more clearly if we pay attention to their visual characteristics as well as to their political intent. This book treats the poster both as art and as historical witness. Posters are not relegated to the secondary role of illustrating a historical text nor are they treated as autonomous aesthetic objects in a history of applied arts. Instead they are substantial components of a historical narrative that is made up of both image and text. The close interaction of words and posters drawn from Russia, central and western Europe, and the United States, opens fresh perspectives on a half century of war and revolution and constitutes a step toward a new kind of integrative history that conveys the past with unusual immediacy
Art for all? : the collision of modern art and the public in late-nineteenth-century Germany by Beth Irwin Lewis( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of Germany's rich, flourishing, and diversified world of art in the last decades of the nineteenth century--a world that has until recently been eclipsed by the events of the twentieth century. Basing her narrative on a close reading of contemporary periodicals, and lavishly complementing it with cartoons and other illustrations from these publications, Beth Irwin Lewis provides the first systematic, comprehensive study of that German art world. She focuses on how critics and the public responded to new forms of painting that emerged in the 1880s, when the explosive growth of art exhibitions supported by local governments across a recently united Germany was accompanied by skyrocketing attendance of a new mass public. Describing the rapid critical acceptance and dominance of the new modern art in the 1890s, Lewis analyzes these developments within a complex interweaving of social, cultural, and economic factors. Although critics had hoped for a unified new art for the new nation, the success of modern art fragmented the art world, as modern artists and their supporters turned away from the often unreceptive mass public of the great exhibitions. Lewis's approach through the popular journals reveals the public's growing alienation from modern artists and an increasing contempt for the public on the part of these artists and their supporters--all of which prefigured tensions in the contemporary art world. Her wide-ranging text examines not only the various ways art was promoted to and received by the public, but also anti-Semitism, the role of women artists, and changes in style of both art and criticism
Wooster in 1876 by Arnold Lewis( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Grosz by Beth Irwin Lewis( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kunst für alle : das Volk als Förderer der Kunst by Beth Irwin Lewis( )

1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grosz, Heartfield : the artist as social critic( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grosz : Heartfield : the artists as social critic by Sidney Simon( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to Islamic theology and law by Ignác Goldziher( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Grosz/Heartfield : the artist as social critic ; 1.10.-8.11.1980, University Gallery, University of Minnesota, (Minneapolis)( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Persuasive images : posters of war and revolution from the Hoover Institution archives
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Art for all? : the collision of modern art and the public in late-nineteenth-century GermanyIntroduction to Islamic theology and law
Alternative Names
Irwin Lewis Beth

Irwin Lewis, Beth, 1934-

Lewis, Beth Irwin

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