Berlinische Galerie

Museum of Modern Art

Edited by Berlinische Galerie

Berlinische Galerie

Edited by Berlinische Galerie

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

With Essays by R. Burmeister, U. Domröse, S. Heckmann, T. Köhler, A. Lütgens, U. Müller, and M. Winzen
284 pages | 200 color plates | 9 x 10 1/2 | © 2015
Cloth $55.00 ISBN: 9783777424620 Published May 2016 For sale in North America and Japan only
One of the German capital’s youngest museums, Berlinische Galerie collects art created in Berlin from 1870 to today. Combining a focus on the local with international standards, the museum features art by Max Beckmann, Hannah Höch, Nan Goldin, Daniel Libeskind, and many other renowned artists in disciplines ranging from impressionism and classic modernism to contemporary in-situ installations. Reproducing central works from the museum’s collections, this book offers an intriguing behind-the-scenes look at its inner workings.
           
Lavishly illustrated with two hundred color images, Berlinische Galerie highlights the museum’s collections of fine arts, works on paper, photography, and architecture, as well as its artists’ archives. These images are accompanied by essays describing the challenges museums face in the twenty-first century and revealing how works of art are handled—including conservation measures, the ways they are presented to children, and how curatorial concepts provide ever-changing interpretations. Published on the occasion of the museum’s fortieth anniversary, this book is an informative and insightful look at this internationally renowned museum.
Contents
Glossary
 
Michael Müller
A Greeting from the Governing Mayor of Berlin
 
Annette Fugmann-Heesing
A Toast from Friends
 
Thomas Köhler
In Situ. Installation Art at the Berlinische Galerie
 
  1. Presentation of the Collection
  2. The Collection
Stefanie Heckmann
Berlin Embraces Modernism.
From the 1870s until the First World War
 
Ulrich Domröse
Naturally Flawed. Chance and Defect in Photography
 
Ralf Burmeister
Handwriting: Traces of a Bygone Age?
 
Annelie Lütgens
The Graphic City and Its Nature.
Marking the Urban Map with Our Prints and Drawings

Ursula Müller
Berline—the Unknown City.
Ideas Never Built from the Architecture Collection
  1. Temporary Exhibitions
Matthias Winzen
40 Years Young
 
Holger Siom
Digital Change: Freeing Museums from Self-imposed Asepticism
  1. Museum Matters
Provenance Research
Restoration
Education
Events
Setting up the Exhibition
 
  1. Chronicle
 
Works from the Collection
 
 

 
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