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Constructing the Viennese Modern Body: Art, Hysteria and the Puppet by Nathan J. Timpano
  

Constructing the Viennese Modern Body: Art, Hysteria and the Puppet

Part of the Studies in Art Historiography Series

Synopsis

Constructing the Viennese Modern Body: Art, Hysteria and the Puppet by Nathan J. Timpano

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.

About the Author

Nathan J. Timpano is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Miami.

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Book Info

Publication date

22nd May 2017

Author

Nathan J. Timpano

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Publisher

Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format

Hardback
222 pages

Categories

History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900

ISBN

9781138220188

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