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The Resource The naked truth : Viennese modernism and the body, Alys X. George, (electronic resource)

The naked truth : Viennese modernism and the body, Alys X. George, (electronic resource)

Label
The naked truth : Viennese modernism and the body
Title
The naked truth
Title remainder
Viennese modernism and the body
Statement of responsibility
Alys X. George
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Viennese modernism is often described in terms of a fin-de-siècle fascination with the psyche. But this stereotype of the movement as essentially cerebral overlooks a rich cultural history of the body. The Naked Truth, an interdisciplinary tour de force, addresses this lacuna, fundamentally recasting the visual, literary, and performative cultures of Viennese modernism through an innovative focus on the corporeal. Alys X. George explores the modernist focus on the flesh by turning our attention to the second Vienna medical school, which revolutionized the field of anatomy in the 1800s. As she traces the results of this materialist influence across a broad range of cultural forms—exhibitions, literature, portraiture, dance, film, and more—George brings into dialogue a diverse group of historical protagonists, from canonical figures such as Egon Schiele, Arthur Schnitzler, Joseph Roth, and Hugo von Hofmannsthal to long-overlooked ones, including author and doctor Marie Pappenheim, journalist Else Feldmann, and dancers Grete Wiesenthal, Gertrud Bodenwieser, and Hilde Holger.She deftly blends analyses of popular and “high” culture, laying to rest the notion that Viennese modernism was an exclusively male movement. The Naked Truth uncovers the complex interplay of the physical and the aesthetic that shaped modernism and offers a striking new interpretation of this fascinating moment in the history of the West.--
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George, Alys X
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
De Gruyter eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human body
  • Human body
  • Human figure in art
  • Human body in literature
  • Human body in popular culture
  • Modernism (Art)
  • Modernism (Art)
Label
The naked truth : Viennese modernism and the body, Alys X. George, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.degruyter.com/isbn/9780226695006
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The body on display: staging the other, shaping the self -- The body in pieces: Viennese literature's anatomies -- The patient's body: working-class women in the clinic -- The body in motion: staging silent expression
Control code
ybp16631093
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226669984
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The naked truth : Viennese modernism and the body, Alys X. George, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.degruyter.com/isbn/9780226695006
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The body on display: staging the other, shaping the self -- The body in pieces: Viennese literature's anatomies -- The patient's body: working-class women in the clinic -- The body in motion: staging silent expression
Control code
ybp16631093
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226669984
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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