Post-Impressionism to World War II is an exciting anthology of writings by artists, critics, and historians. The texts include primary sources from the 1880s to the eve of war in the late 1930s, knit together by classic analyses from critics such as Benjamin, Greenberg, and Burger. The volume also includes more recent critical interventions from a range of methodological perspectives, both well-known and less familiar. Introductory essays explore the key themes raised by the texts. The result is a vivid chronicle of avant-garde practice in Europe during an especially creative, and volatile, period of history.
Debbie Lewer is Lecturer in Art History at the University of Glasgow. She has published essays in Dada Zurich: A Clown's Game from Nothing (edited by B. Pichon and K. Rihs, 1996) and Printed Matters: Printing, Publishing and Urban Culture in the Modern Period, (edited by M. Gee and T. Kirk, 2000).