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Fin De Siecle Vienna : Vintage Ser. - Carl E. Schorske

Fin De Siecle Vienna

Vintage Ser.

Paperback

Published: 12th December 1980
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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It is also a moving vindication of historical study itself, in the face of modernism's defiant suggestion that history is obsolete."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."
-- Newsweek

"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

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Politics and the Psyche
Schnitzler and Hofmannstahl
The Ringstrasse
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
Gustav Klimt
Painting and the Crisis of the Liberal Ego
The Transformation of the Garden
Explosions in the Garden
Kokoschka and Schoenberg
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780394744780
ISBN-10: 0394744780
Series: Vintage Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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