Paula Modersohn-Becker: The Letters and Journals
1983 · New York
by Busch, Gunter and Liselotte von Reinken (editors) et al.
New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, 1983. Hardcover. VG (DJ may be slightly aged or sunned; otherwise clean.). Quarter binding with gray paper boards and red cloth spine, blue-gray & color illus. dust jacket, 576 pp., 46 illustrations in black and white; weighs 3 lbs. Considers German painter Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876-1907) in her own words. "Paula Modersohn-Becker's life was cut short tragically when she died in 1907 at the age of thirty-one. But in the very few years of artistic maturity allowed her, working alone and with no public recognition, she produced a body of work now recognized as that of a first-rank artist who anticipated many of the powerful ideas of German Expressionism. She left us more than her paintings however, for she also had a gift for vivid, sensitive writing, leaving a large body of letters and journals which, taken together, form a moving, highly readable story of a woman at the twin frontiers of art and life." (dj). (Inventory #: 147193)