Well written by Barry Herbert, and lushly illustrated with 205 pages, 31 full page color illustrations, along with hundreds of black and white illustrations of paintings, drawings, woodcuts, posters and prints, this book examines the development and growth of German Expressionism, and the two schools emerging to promote this new, vibrant, and powerful form: Die Brucke (The Bridge) in Dresden, and Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider)in Munich. Measuring 11 1/2" x 9 1/4" the volume includes an index and bibliography, with excellent references. The life and works of the major artists of this movement are covered, and include Kirschner, Heckel, Schmidt-Rottluff, Pechstein, Kandinsky, Marc, Macke, Munter, and others. The book and dust jacket are in very good condition, with a very small stain on lower front of dj, with sticker of art dealer on first page. Published by Jupiter Books of London in 1983, appears to be first addition, printed in Singapore, and retains the original price of 25 British pounds. Excellent reference for art history buffs, collectors or dealers of this important aspect of modernism.