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Vienna 1900: Style and Identity

Vienna 1900: Style and Identity

Vienna 1900: Style and Identity

Edited by Jill Lloyd and Christian Witt-Dörring

With this publication and its related exhibition, the Neue Galerie New York sheds new light on the subject of Vienna 1900 by revealing a common thread running through the fine and decorative arts of the period: the redefining of individual identity in the modern age. In fine art, decorative arts, and music, this entails both a dialogue between surface ornamentation and inner structure, and a search for a specifically modern, Viennese sense of self. Both the exhibition and the catalog also explore the new attitudes towards gender and sexuality that surface in Viennese literature and psychology at the time.

With an interdisciplinary approach that covers not only art and design, but also music, literature, psychology, philosophy, and social history, a group of leading international scholars in the field reflects upon preoccupations of identity and how Vienna came to lead the way in so many fields. The book also treats the rise of modern and independent-minded patrons at the fin de siècle.

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288 pages
Neue Galerie New York
Hirmer, 2011
11.4 x 9.6 x 1.3 inches

ISBN 9783777434414
Neue Galerie Exhibition Catalogue, Austrian History, Art History

$65.00 $65.00