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The Lost Wanderer

Sebastian Zeidler

in Form as Revolt: Carl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702082
eISBN:
9781501701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702082.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter examines Carl Einstein's prose from the prewar period. It first considers an issue to which Einstein returns over and over again throughout his prose from the 1910s and the notes he ... More


The Double Style

Sebastian Zeidler

in Form as Revolt: Carl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702082
eISBN:
9781501701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702082.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter focuses on Documents, a magazine cofounded by Carl Einstein with Georges Bataille and Michel Leiris. It examines how, as his purview broadened under Documents' all-inclusive masthead, ... More


Private Mythologies

Sebastian Zeidler

in Form as Revolt: Carl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702082
eISBN:
9781501701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702082.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter focuses on Paul Klee, an artist who, because of his difference from Pablo Picasso, mattered nearly as much to Carl Einstein. In the later 1920s, Klee's work prompted Einstein to write a ... More


Sculpture Ungrounded

Sebastian Zeidler

in Form as Revolt: Carl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702082
eISBN:
9781501701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702082.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter examines how the groundlessness of language is converted into a tool for describing the groundlessness of art by focusing on Negro Sculpture (1915), Carl Einstein's text on visual art. ... More


Carl Einstein: An Introduction

Sebastian Zeidler

in Form as Revolt: Carl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702082
eISBN:
9781501701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702082.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

This introduction discusses Carl Einstein's literature, political militancy, and philosophy as well as his career in art criticism and art history. Einstein was an enigma not only to postwar ... More


Form as Revolt: Carl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art

Sebastian Zeidler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702082
eISBN:
9781501701900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702082.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The German writer and art critic Carl Einstein (1885–1940) has long been acknowledged as an important figure in the history of modern art, and yet he is often sidelined as an enigma. This book ... More


Cubism’s Passion

Sebastian Zeidler

in Form as Revolt: Carl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702082
eISBN:
9781501701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702082.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter examines Carl Einstein's writings on the cubism of Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. Einstein's shift from literature to art criticism was a shift from a nihilist ontology to a hopeful ... More


Carl Einstein: A Life

Sebastian Zeidler

in Form as Revolt: Carl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702082
eISBN:
9781501701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702082.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This introduction presents a summary of Carl Einstein's life. Einstein was born on April 26, 1885, in the provincial town of Neuwied in southwest Germany. He received a humanistic education at two ... More


Primitivism and Negritude

Ben Etherington

in Literary Primitivism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503602366
eISBN:
9781503604094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503602366.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 considers a range of manifestoes and essays that articulate the primitivist project. Anchoring the discussion with Ernst Bloch’s conception of objective and subjective “nonsynchronicity,” ... More


Dance Costume and Movement Space: Spatial Formulas and Their Metamorphoses into Fabric

Gabriele Brandstetter

in Poetics of Dance: Body, Image, and Space in the Historical Avant-Gardes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199916559
eISBN:
9780199370108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916559.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

The dance costume appears—either by revealing the body and its expressive movement or by transforming the form into a figuration of abstraction—as a medium of metamorphosis and simultaneously as an ... More


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