Constructing the Viennese Modern Body : Art, Hysteria, and the Puppet, Hardback Book

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

Part of the Studies in Art Historiography series

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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.

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