Cologne: Wienand Verlag, 2008. First edition. Hardcover. Folio. 366 (2)pp. Original blue cloth with turquoise lettering on cover and spine, in original color illustrated dustjacket, white lettering on spine. Turquoise endpapers. Frontispiece portrait photograph.
"Christian Schad is considered one of the most important representatives of Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity). Sometimes realistic to the point of exaggeration, his famous portraits mirror society in the "Golden Twenties" on the edge of political upheaval and social injustice. The radical and unique character of his images of artists, leading citizens, aristocrats and other cultural figures have had an influence on a diverse range of realistic tendencies in art to this very day."
Illustrated with three hundred and nine mostly color and some b/w reproductions of Schad's paintings, color reliefs, formica pictures, reverse glass paintings, stucco samples, murals and wall decorations throughout. Contains biography, list of exhibitions, bibliography and photo credits at rear. Dustjacket binding with very light wear along edges, interior in fine condition. Near fine to fine condition. Item #49885