Klinkhardt & Biermann, Leipzig
Starr Figura, German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 2011
Publishing house founded in 1907 by Werner Klinkhardt of the renowned Leipzig publishing house and printshop Julius Klinkhardt, and the art historian Georg Biermann. Specialized in art publications, including fine art, decorative art, and antiquities. From 1909 to 1930 issued the major art periodical Der Cicerone (The guide), directed by Biermann, a semimonthly of international scope, which combined essays on classic and contemporary art with information on the art market. In 1919 shifted toward contemporary art launching the small book series Junge Kunst (New art), resulting in over fifty monographs on modern European artists. Also published several notable illustrated books with original prints during the graphic wave of the early postwar years: Deutsche Graphiker der Gegenwart (German printmakers of our time), an important survey of the leading Expressionist printmakers, edited by Kurt Pfister, illustrated with twenty-four woodcuts, etchings, and lithographs by artists including Max Beckmann, Lovis Corinth, Käthe Kollwitz, Paul Klee, Erich Heckel, and Max Pechstein, among others; and five issues of Biermann's Jahrbuch der jungen Kunst (Yearbook of new art), which combined essays on contemporary art with numerous reproductions and between five and eight original prints by contemporary German artists.