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CONSTRUCTING THE VIENNESE MODERN BODY: ART, HYSTERIA AND THE PUPPET. Nathan J. Timpano. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, 2017. Studies in Art Historiography, 12. An Ashgate Book. 226 pp. with 61 ills. (8 col.). 26 x 18 cm. ISBN 9781138220188 In English.
Publisher's description: This book takes a new, interdisciplinary approach to analyzing modern Viennese visual culture, informed by Austro-German theater, contemporary medical treatises centered on hysteria, and an original examination of dramatic gestures in expressionist artworks. It centers on the following question: How and to what end was the human body discussed, portrayed, and utilized as an aesthetic metaphor in turn-of-the-century Vienna? By scrutinizing theatrically "hysterical" performances, avant-garde puppet plays, and images created by Oskar Kokoschka, Koloman Moser, Egon Schiele and others, Nathan J. Timpano discusses how Viennese artists favored the pathological or puppet-like body as their contribution to European modernism.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Austria — 1900-1945 — Several Media
Plans: 73,55
Worldwide Number: 174646
Hardcover $149.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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