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Imperial culture in Germany, 1871-1918

Author: Matthew Jefferies
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2003.
Series: European studies series (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This illustrated text provides a lively introduction to the principal movements in German high culture between 1871 and 1918, in the context of imperial society and politics.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Jefferies
ISBN: 1403904200 9781403904201 1403904219 9781403904218
OCLC Number: 51445673
Description: xi, 338 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The historical context --
The regional divide --
The confessional divide --
The gender divide --
The urban-rural divide --
Social change and the formation of cultural milieus --
Courtly and aristocratic culture --
Bourgeois culture --
The Catholic cultural milieu --
Working-class culture --
2. Official culture --
Anton von Werner and The proclamation of the German Empire --
The restoration of the Imperial Palace in Goslar --
Multi-purpose monuments: Cologne Cathedral and the Hermann Monument --
National monuments in Imperial Germany --
Imperial ceremonial and festival culture --
Building the empire: imperial architecture from post office to parliament --
3. The Gründerzeit --
The search for a national style --
A national language? --
A national architecture --
A preoccupation with history --
Historicism in architecture and design --
The historical novel --
The historical theatre --
The historical pageant --
The historical painting --
The cult of heroes --
The hero as painter --
The hero as archaeologist --
The hero as composer --
The hero as statesman --
Realism in Gründerzeit literature and art --
4. Cultural critics and revolts --
Cultural pessimism --
Naturalism in literature --
Naturalism in painting --
The secessions --
Jugendstil in applied art and architecture --
Aestheticism in literature and music --
5. 'Wilhelminism' and its discontents --
Wilhelm II's Kunstpolitik --
Wilhelmine satire --
Wilhelmine reform movements --
Lifestyle reform (Lebensreform) --
Naturism --
Clothing reform --
Wandervogel and other youth organizations --
Artists' colonies and communities --
The Heimat movement --
Land reform and the garden city movement --
The werkbund --
Dance and theatre reform --
The challenge of commercial and popular culture --
6. Expressionism, nationalism and war --
Expressionist painting --
Expressionist music --
Expressionist literature --
'Storm' and 'action': apocalypse now? --
Nationalism and chauvinism in later Wilhelmine culture --
August 1914 --
Continuities and discontinuities.
Series Title: European studies series (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: Matthew Jefferies.
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