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Vienna, Vienna : the golden age, 1815-1914

Author: William M Johnston
Publisher: New York : C.N. Potter : Distributed by Crown Publishers, [©1981]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Text and photographs trace Vienna's political, sociological, and cultural history from 1815 to 1914.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William M Johnston
ISBN: 0517545551 9780517545553
OCLC Number: 7551526
Notes: Translated from Italian.
Description: 332 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
The golden age of Vienna --
Biedermeier, middle-class baroque 1815-1848 --
Album of the era --
The heritage of the baroque --
Metternich's Austria --
Biedermeier: a life style --
Bureaucracy: basis of society --
Army life --
Romantic realism --
the decorative arts --
Grillparzer and the bittersweet theater of the bourgeoisie --
Eroica --
Great music: the marvelous and the unfinished --
Dance music: the waltz --
The birth of the railway --
Forty-eight --
The Ringstrasse years: Franz Joseph and the culture of facades 1848-1890 --
Album of the era --
The emperor as model --
A Biedermeier monarch --
The cult of royalty --
Mayerling: the tragedy --
Prone to disaster --
The ring, or the building of an imperial city --
The great exposition --
Frescos in Ringstrasse buildings --
Monuments: historical memories made visible --
Museums: the sanctification of art --
Makart: the carnival of the fine arts --
Music, highbrow and popular --
Operetta: a popular dream --
The blue Danube --
All the world's a stage --
Pomp and circumstance --
Sepulchral marble --
Liberal industrialization --
Years of paradox 1890-1914 --
Album of the era --
Fin de siècle Vienna --
Happy isle --
The gay apocalypse --
The Viennese café --
Otto Wagner: the project for a metropolis --
Impressionism and the depiction of daily life --
The golden art of Gustav Klimt --
The secession --
The secessionist picture postcard --
"Wiener Werkstätte" taste --
"Ver Sacrum" --
The decorated architecture of the new Vienna --
Woman, the eternal goddess --
The "young" rebels --
Harmony and atonality --
Freud: a new dimension --
Philosophic scientists and scientific philosophers --
The intellectuals of young Vienna --
Finis Austriae --
The naked truth --
A(ustria) E(rit) I(n) O(rbe) U(ltima): the apocalypse.
Other Titles: Vienna, Vienna.
Responsibility: William M. Johnston.

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Text and photographs trace Vienna's political, sociological, and cultural history from 1815 to 1914.

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