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Modernism after Wagner

Modernism after Wagner

by Juliet Koss


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ISBN-13: 9780816651597
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 03/03/2010
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Juliet Koss is associate professor and chair of art history at Scripps College and coordinator of the Joint Art History Program of the Claremont Colleges.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to the Total Work of Art xi

Ubiquitous Gesamtkunstwerk

Reverent Misunderstandings

Nationalism and Internationalism

Medium Specificity and Interdisciplinarity

1 The Utopian Gesamtkunstwerk 1

Revolutionary Dresden

Origins and Sources

The Gesamtkunstwerk of the Future

The Audience of the Future

2 Building Bayreuth 25

Theoretical Architecture

Gottfried Semper and Munich

The Bayreuth Festival Theater

The Modern Auditorium

The Mystical Abyss

3 Empathy Abstracted 67

Aesthetic Empathy

Empathy and Relief

Psychological Empathy

Empathy and Abstraction

Self-Estrangement and the Fear of Space

4 The Nietzschean Festival 95

Georg Fuchs and the Cult of Nietzsche

The Darmstadt Artists' Colony

Peter Behrens, Theater Reformer

The Stage of the Future

The Prinzregententheater in Munich

5 Retheatricalizing the Theater 139

Ausstellung München 1908

The Munich Artists' Theater

Abstraction on a Shallow Stage

Hildebrand and Relief Sculpture

Critical Responses

6 The Specter of Cinema 185

Projections in Munich

Advertising and Consumption

Hugo Münsterberg and the Photoplay

Reproducing Sound

Absorption and Distraction

7 Bauhaus Theater of Human Dolls 207

Theater at the Bauhaus

Automata, Marionettes, and Dolls

Spectators and Estrangement

The Triadic Ballet

Costume Parties and the Gesamtkunstwerk

8 Invisible Wagner 245

Intoxication and Addiction

Sorcery, Conducting, and Hypnosis

Theodor Adorno, Phantasmagorical History, Failure


Haunting Modernism

Acknowledgments 275

Notes 279

Bibliography 329

Index 357

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