Painting as a Weapon: Progressive Cologne 1920–1930
Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln & Museum Ludwig, Köln, 2008, 160 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 24.5 cm, English / German
Price: €47

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition at Museum Ludwig, Köln, March–June 2008. The Cologne Progressives were a group of artists who came together in Cologne, Germany in the 1920s. The artists in this exhibition, Franz Wilhelm Seiwert, Heinrich Hoerle and Gerd Arntz, were its core members. In the aftermath of the horrors of the First World War, like many Germans, these artists desired radical social and political change. Supporters of socialism and workers’ rights, the Progressives sought to unite art and politics. Their aim was to embody change with both the subject matter depicted and in the way they painted their artworks.

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1895–1936 Werke Aus Dem Nachlass
Heinrich Hoerle
Published by Von Der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, 1974, 14 pages (b/w ill.), stapled, 21 × 25.7 cm, German
Price: €14

Published on the occasion of Heinrich Hoerle 1895–1936 Werke Aus Dem Nachlas at Von Der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, 7 April–12 May, 1974. Heinrich Hoerle was a German constructivist artist of the New Objectivity movement and one of three core members of the Cologne Progressives. Born in Cologne, he studied at the Cologne School of Arts and Crafts but was mostly self-taught as an artist.

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