Elisabeth Erdmann-Macke, wife of journalist Lothar Erdmann, whom she married following the death of her first husband August Macke, wrote in the 1970s of her personal memories of encounters with individuals who were important to her but who were also significant personalities in society and on the art scene at that time. Her book is characterised by great openness, spontaneity, astuteness, a keen and heartfelt interest in the lives of others and a remarkable confidence in her own judgment.
The 111 encounters or exhibition reports described by Elisabeth Erdmann-Macke are published in their entirety for the first time in this volume. They present a personal, lively and multifaceted picture of an immensely eventful era, both culturally and politically, and reveal to the interested reader and history of art aficionado a rich spectrum of previously unknown information.
Robert und Sonia Delaunay, Franz und Maria Marc, Max Ernst, Paul und Lily Klee, Theodor Heuss, Louise Dumont und Gustav Lindemann, Paul Hindemith, Ludwig Justi, Wassily Kandinsky, Gabriele Münter, Rudolf Eucken, Erich und Siddi Heckel, Herwarth Walden, Mary Wigman, Julius Bissier