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Expressionism by Norbert Wolf; Taschen, 6.99

Part of Taschen's excellent Basic Art Series, this comprehensive overview incorporates an impressive range of reproductions - including those from Wassily Kandinsky, George Grosz and Franz Marc. Wolf examines the origins of the Expressionist style, as well as its relationship with other, similarly motivated, artistic schools.


Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream by Sue Prideaux, 25

With its blood-red sky and haphazard, primitivist style, Munch's The Scream proved a source of inspiration for 20th-century Expressionists. A front-runner of the movement, Munch sought to represent the universal anxiety of humankind. In doing so, he introduced a new idea: that of projecting the artist's subjective viewpoint on canvas.

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Joan Mir: Selected Writings and Interviews, edited by Margit Rowell, 10.99

The subject of a forthcoming Tate Modern show, Joan Mir continues to fascinate. Rowell's work offers a rich collection of notebooks, letters and interviews from Mir's time in interwar Paris: from boxing matches with Ernest Hemingway to rows with Picasso and Matisse.

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