Carl E. Schorske
Knopf, New York, 1979, English
Nonfiction, Architecture; Nonfiction, General; Nonfiction, Art and Cultural History; Nonfiction, Urban Design
ISBN: 9780394505961

A landmark book from one of the truly original scholars of our time: a magnificent revelation of turn-of-the-century Vienna where out of a crisis of political and social disintegration so much of modern art and thought was born. "Not only is it a splendid exploration of several aspects of early modernism in their political context; it is an indicator of how the discipline of intellectual history is currently practiced by its most able and ambitious craftsmen. It is also a moving vindication of historical study itself, in the face of modernism's defiant suggestion that history is obsolete."—David A. Hollinger, History Book Club Review

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Abbott Miller

Brisk survey of the cultural setting in which Viennese modernism took hold: everything about this book comes to life: architecture, city planning, psychoanalysis, music, literature, painting. A brilliant model of cultural history.

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