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Constructing the Viennese Modern Body Art, Hysteria, and the Puppet by Nathan J. (University of Miami) Timpano

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

Part of the Studies in Art Historiography Series


Constructing the Viennese Modern Body Art, Hysteria, and the Puppet by Nathan J. (University of Miami) 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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Publication date

22nd May 2017


Nathan J. (University of Miami) Timpano

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Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


210 pages


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



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