A Pulitzer Prize Winner and landmark book from one of the truly original scholars of our time: a magnificent revelation of turn-of-the-century Vienna where out of a crisis of political and social disintegration so much of modern art and thought was born.
"Not only is it a splendid exploration of several aspects of early modernism in their political context; it is an indicator of how the discipline of intellectual history is currently practiced by its most able and ambitious craftsmen. It is also a moving vindication of historical study itself, in the face of modernism's defiant suggestion that history is obsolete."
-- David A. Hollinger, History Book Club Review
"Each of [the seven separate studies] can be read separately....Yet they are so artfully designed and integrated that one who reads them in order is impressed by the book's wholeness and the momentum of its argument."
-- Gordon A. Craig, The New Republic
"A profound work...on one of the most important chapters of modern intellectual history" -- H.R. Trevor-Roper, front page, The New York Times Book Review
"Invaluable to the social and political historian...as well as to those more concerned with the arts" -- John Willett, The New York Review of Books
"A work of original synthesis and scholarship. Engrossing."
"Not only is it a splendid exploration of several aspects of early modernism in their political context; it is an indicator of how the discipline of intellectual history is currently practiced by its most able and ambitious craftsmen." --David A. Hollinger
|Politics and the Psyche|
|Schnitzler and Hofmannstahl|
|Its Critics, and the Birth of Urban Modernism|
|Politics in a New Key|
|An Austrian Trio|
|Politics and Patricide in Freud's|
|Interpretation of Dreams|
|Painting and the Crisis of the Liberal Ego|
|The Transformation of the Garden|
|Explosions in the Garden|
|Kokoschka and Schoenberg|
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Series: Vintage Ser.
Number Of Pages: 378
Published: 12th December 1980
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.6 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1