Art, Design, and Architecture in Central Europe 1890-1920 (The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series)

Art, Design, and Architecture in Central Europe 1890-1920 (The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series)

By: Elizabeth Clegg (author)Hardback

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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 the harmonious/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.

About Author

Elizabeth Clegg is an independent scholar who has published widely on the visual arts in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Central Europe.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780300111200
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 356
  • ID: 9780300111200
  • weight: 1633
  • ISBN10: 0300111207

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