Gunnar Decker: Ernst Barlach. Siedler Verlag (Hardcover, Biographies)

Ernst Barlach

The Floating Angel

Original Title: Ernst Barlach - Der Schwebende

Hardcover with jacket, 432 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in., 40 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-8275-0106-6
€ 28.00 [D] | € 28.80 [A] | CHF 38.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Siedler

Date of publication: November 18, 2019
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Gunnar  Decker - Ernst Barlach


Life and fate of the famous artist: The first comprehensive biography of Ernst Barlach

He counts as one of the greatest expressionists: Ernst Barlach created world-famous sculptures and yet remained an enigmatic artist; his creations give the impression of being rooted to the soil while at the same time apparently floating.

Gunnar Decker has drawn the fascinating portrait of the man – a man who was both an archaizer and avant-gardist und whose life, as no other's, mirrored the glory and abysses of the 20th century. He describes the drama of a lone wolf who hated war and for a while supported Hitler – and whose existence was finally destroyed by the National Socialists, who branded his art "degenerate".

The first major biography of the eminent artist, written with masterly skill.


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