Drawings of the Masters. German Drawings from the 16th Century to the Expressionists
Eisler, Colin T
Shorewood Publishers, 1963. First Edition
Hardcover, cloth binding, 139 pages
PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED in full-page black-and-white and color drawings with accompanying descriptive captions. "Line at one so descriptive and so generalizing is the primary vehicle of art. In the North, it has often been the ultimate expression as well. Equally concerned with the profoundly abstract and the acutely specific, the German-speaking world has always been drawn to the graphic arts. Involved with extremes, with the drastic rendering of emotion, the line is the eternal cornerstone of German art, for it is a line, rather than color, which initiates expression. the balance between both, resulting in classical form, was rarely desired in the North. Acutely concerned with externalizing the vocabulary of feeling, it is the realm of the line that is consistently the most powerful element in German art." Green cloth boards with black lettering on the front cover and spine.