From the First Exhibitions of German Art to the First World War
Promoting German Art in the 1920s: The International versus the National Position
Promoting German Art around 1930: The National Position
The Influence of National Socialism on Canonization
The Affirmation of the Canon
Reviews and Features
"Offers a useful analysis of a key aspect of modern German art heretofore unexplored in
the literature. Langfeld clearly outlines the scope of his inquiry, and his approach is well organized and well
documented with primary material. Recommended." -- Choice
German Art in New York
The Canonization of Modern Art 1904-1957
Why did the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim in New York, and art collectors and curators such as Katherine Dreier and Alfred Barr, collect modern German art in the first half of the twentieth century? And why did certain works of art belong to the canon while others did not?
In this book, Gregor Langfeld argues that National Socialism played a crucial role in the canonization of movements such as Expressionism and the Bauhaus. A role which undermined the post-1945 reputations of many artists associated with classical and figurative trends. Langfeld offers important new insights into the political and ideological motivations behind the New York art world's fluctuations in opinion, fashion, and price.