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Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought : Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Author: David Roberts
Publisher: Cornell University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English
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Situating the Gesamtkunstwerk at the heart of European modernism.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print
Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought : Total Work of Art in European Modernism
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Roberts
OCLC Number: 939744792
Notes: Book.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: IntroductionPart I: The Artwork of the Future1. Refounding SocietyAncients and Moderns: Rousseau's Civil ReligionThe Festivals of the French RevolutionRevolution and RepresentationThe Abyss of Political Foundation2. The Destination of ArtThe Secularization of Art: Quatremere de QuincyAesthetic Education: SchillerAesthetic Revolution: HoelderlinThe Destiny of Art: Hegel3. Prophets and Precursors: Paris 1830-1848Organic and Critical Epochs: Saint-SimonMusical Palingenesis: Mazzini and BalzacThe Musical City: BerliozAncients and Moderns: Wagner4. Staging the AbsoluteModernism or the Long Nineteenth CenturyThe Birth of Tragedy: NietzscheThe Great Work: MallarmeDialectic of Enlightenment: From the Nineteenth to the Twentieth CenturyPart II: The Spiritual in Art5. Religion and Art: Parsifal as ParadigmThe Idea of ReturnReligion and ArtThe Profoundest Symbol: The GrailThe Theater to Come6. The Symbolist MysteryHomage to the GesamtkunstwerkThe Ultimate Fiction: Mallarme's BookThe Last Ecstasy: Scriabin's MysteriumGnosis and Ecstasy7. Gesamtkunstwerk and Avant-GardeThe Avant-Garde: Analysis and SynthesisFrom Dionysus to Apollo: Stravinsky and the Ballets RussesThe Spiritual in Art: Kandinsky and the Blaue ReiterThe Crystal Cathedral: Bruno Taut and the Bauhaus8. The Promised Land: Toward a Retotalized TheatreThe Theatre Reform MovementWorld Theatre: Hofmannsthal and ClaudelTheatre of Cruelty: Brecht and ArtaudSynthesis of the Arts: A TypologyPart III: The Sublime in Politics9. National RegenerationThe Community to ComeRomain Rolland: Le theatre du peupleGabriele d'Annunzio: Il fuocoThe Nietzschean Sublime10. Art and Revolution: The Soviet UnionThe Birth of the New ManFestivals of the RevolutionFrom Art to Life: The Russian Avant-GardeStalin's Total Work of Art11. The Will to Power as Art: The Third ReichThe Avant-Garde and the Breakthrough to TotalityBenjamin and the Aestheticization of PoliticsThe State as Work of Art: Junger's Der ArbeiterHitler's Triumph of the WillConclusionBibliographyIndex

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