The Politics of Space: Architecture, Painting, and Theater in Postmodern Germany / Edition 1

The Politics of Space: Architecture, Painting, and Theater in Postmodern Germany / Edition 1

by Douglas Nash
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820425990

ISBN-13: 9780820425993

Pub. Date: 02/01/1996

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

This multigeneric study applies a spatial terminology to three well-known German-speaking artists: architect Hans Hollein, painter Anselm Kiefer and dramatist Heiner Müller. It explores their efforts to place themselves, sometimes critically, within the confusing and commodified landscape of postmodern culture. Along the way, the study indicates the

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Overview

This multigeneric study applies a spatial terminology to three well-known German-speaking artists: architect Hans Hollein, painter Anselm Kiefer and dramatist Heiner Müller. It explores their efforts to place themselves, sometimes critically, within the confusing and commodified landscape of postmodern culture. Along the way, the study indicates the difficulty for progressive cultural activity today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820425993
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/1996
Series:
American University Studies Series: Series 1: Germanic Languages and Literature, #107
Pages:
232

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction: Anti-Foundational Landscapes and Postmodern Space1
Ch. 2Simulated Space: Hans Hollein and the Contemporary Museum41
Ch. 3Figured Space: Anselm Kiefer and the "Bilderstreit"71
Ch. 4Commodified Space: Heiner Muller and the Postmodern Image120
Ch. 5Summary183
References211

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