9780394744780

Fin-De-Siecle Vienna

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  • ISBN13:

    9780394744780

  • ISBN10:

    0394744780

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1980-12-12
  • Publisher: Vintage

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Summary

A 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It is also a moving vindication of historical study itself, in the face of modernism's defiant suggestion that history is obsolete."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

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xvii
Politics and the Psyche: Schnitzler and Hofmannsthal
3(21)
The Ringstrasse, Its Critics, and the Birth of Urban Modernism
24(92)
Politics in a New Key: An Austrian Trio
116(65)
Politics and Patricide in Freud's Interpretation of Dreams
181(27)
Gustav Klimt: Painting and the Crisis of the Liberal Ego
208(71)
The Transformation of the Garden
279(43)
Explosion in the Garden: Kokoschka and Schoenberg
322(45)
Index 367

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