Köln [Cologne]: Verlag Der Ausstellungsleitung, 1929.
16 mo (7 x 5 inches; 175 x 125 mm), 124 pages, in original wrappers.
Scarce catalogue of an exhibition of German contemporary art, held in Cologne from May to September 1929. Profusely illustrated, with more than 70 black-and-white plates featuring paintings and sculptures. Artists included: Willi Baumeister, Max Beckmann, Arno Breker, Max Ernst, Lyonel Feininger, George Grosz, Erich Heckel, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Gerhard Marcks, Otto Mueller, E.W. Nay, Emil Orlik, Max Pechstein, Christian Rohlfs, Oskar Schlemmer, Karl Schmidt-Rotluff, Max Slevogt, and many others.
After the Nazis came to power in 1933, many of these artists were designated "degenerate," and some had to flee Germany.
The catalogue features 15 pages of advertisements, many of them from art galleries that were expropriated and "Araynized" by the Nazis just a few years later.
OCLC shows more than 20 institutional holdings of this catalogue but it's very scarce in commerce.
An important documentation of the German contemporary art scene just a few years before the Nazis came to power. SCARCE.
CONDITON: Soiling to white wrappers, a couple preliminary pages, and outer page edges, nicks to top and bottom of spine, hint of water staining to lower page corners. About Very Good. Item #2182