Constructing the Viennese Modern Body : Art, Hysteria, and the Puppet Hardback
Part of the Studies in Art Historiography series
This book takes a new, interdisciplinary approach to analyzing modern Viennese visual culture, one 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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 210 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 23/05/2017
- Category: History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9781138220188