Hagenbund: A European Network of Modernism, 1900 – 1938
Agnes Husslein-Arco (Editor), Matthias Boeckl and Harald Krejci (Editors)
The revolutionary Viennese artists’ association Hagenbund had a decisive influence on the art scene between 1900 and 1938. Not only at home but also in Central Europe. It united different art movements under its umbrella and introduced a new creative dynamic at a time when the Vienna Secession was slowly losing its impact after 1918.
“While there is an abundance of scholarship focused on the Vienna Secession, there is far less written about the Hagenbund, the other major Viennese modernist artists’ organization of the early twentieth century. […] Thus Hagenbund: A European Network of Modernism 1900-1938 is an important contribution. […] The catalog is richly illustrated with reproductions of paintings, sculpture, and graphic work, […] and it will be of value to any institution that collects books on this period.”
Agnes Husslein-Arco is an art historian and director of the Belvedere Gallery in Vienna.