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Author Clegg, Elizabeth.

Title Art, design, and architecture in Central Europe, 1890-1920 / Elizabeth Clegg
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 2006


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Description x, 305 pages : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Pelican history of art series
Pelican history of art series.
Contents 1. 'The most centrally positioned state in Europe' -- 2. The 1890s and the spirit of secession -- 3. New voices : disruption and innovation in the 1900s -- 4. Imagined empires : retrospectivism/progressivism around 1910 -- 5. 1912-1916 : Austria-Hungary and the 'ultra-modern' -- 6. 1917 and beyond : reinventing Central Europe
Summary "In this unprecedentedly wide-ranging account of art, design, and architecture in the complex Central Europe of the Austro-Hungarian Empire during its momentous last decades, Elizabeth Clegg achieves a forceful integration of political and cultural developments. Comparing the situation in eight cities - among them Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Cracow, and Zagreb - the author highlights contrasts, rivalries, parallels, and interconnections across this colorful and important region."
"The book deals with all the chief ethnic/national categories of Austria-Hungary and embraces all the visual arts. Focusing on their public display, appraisal, and consumption, Clegg shows how theharmonious/antagonistic coexistence of institutions, publications, and events gave rise to the dynamic art life of a period that would end in a turning point for Central Europe. As vividly revealed, this was a time and place marked by a simultaneous fear and celebration of ethnic, linguistic, and cultural diversity that has enormous international resonance a century later."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Art, Central European -- 19th century.
Art, Central European -- 20th century.
LC no. 2005017837
ISBN 0300111207 cloth alkaline paper
Other Titles Art, design & architecture in Central Europe, 1890-1920