The Blue Rider: A Dance in Colour

Watercolours, Drawings and Prints from the Lenbachhaus Munich

Edited by Helmut Friedel and Annegret Hoberg

The Blue Rider: A Dance in Colour

Edited by Helmut Friedel and Annegret Hoberg

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

264 pages | 232 color plates, 25 halftones | 9 1/2 x 11 1/5 | © 2010
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9783777432717 Published February 2011 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only

Active in Germany in the years leading up to World War I, the Blue Rider was a collective of artists, cofounded by Wassily Kandinsky, that was a key influence on Expressionism. This volume offers a highly illustrated tour through the large collection of watercolors, drawings, and prints from the group that are held by the Lenbachhaus Munich. It offers more than 230 full-color reproductions, many of which appear here for the first time in book form, and accompanying essays situate the work and the group in the context of the artistic world of their time. 

A brilliant tour of the output of a group whose innovative career was tragically cut short by war, The Blue Rider will be treasured by all fans of German art.


Foreword: A Dance in Colour 

      Helmut Friedel and Klaus Albrecht Schröder

The Second Exhibition: ‘The Blue Rider. Black-and-White’

      Annegret Hoberg


Albert Bloch

Heinrich Campendonk

Robert Delaunay

Alexei Jawlensky
Eugen von Kahler

Vasily Kandinsky

Paul Klee

Alfred Kubin

Else Lasker-Schüler

August Macke

Franz Marc

Gabriele Münter

Alexander Sacharoff

Eduard und Elsa Schiemann

Marianne von Werefkin

List of works


Picture credits

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