Art and Life in Modernist Prague: Karel Capek and His Generation, 1911-1938 (Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History)

Art and Life in Modernist Prague: Karel Capek and His Generation, 1911-1938 (Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History)

By: Thomas Ort (author)Paperback

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In most contemporary historical writing the picture of modern life in Habsburg Central Europe is a gloomy story of the failure of rationalism and the rise of protofascist movements. This book tells a different story, focusing on the Czech writers and artists distinguished by their optimistic view of the world in the years before WWI.

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Thomas Ort is Associate Professor of History at Queens College-City University of New York, USA.

Contents

1. Prague 1911: The Cubist City 2. Between Life and Form: Karel ?apek and the Prewar Modernist Generation 3. The Lessons of Life: Karel ?apek and the First World War 4. Art ? Life: The '?apek Generation' and Dev?tsil in Interwar Czechoslovakia 5. The Self as Empty Space and Crowd: Karel ?apek and the Czechoslovak Condition

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/05/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781137486486
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 2013
  • Number Of Pages: 273
  • ID: 9781137486486
  • weight: 354
  • ISBN10: 1137486481

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