The Total Work of Art / Edition 1

The Total Work of Art / Edition 1

by Matthew Wilson Smith
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Taylor & Francis
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The Total Work of Art / Edition 1

The Total Work of Art provides a broad survey that incorporates many canonical artists into a single narrative. With particular attention to the influence of the Total Work of Art on modern theatre and performance, this brief introduction will also be of interest to students in such fields as film studies, music history, history of art, cultural studies, and modern European literatures.

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ISBN-13: 9780415977968
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/01/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations. Acknowledgments. Introduction 1. The Total Work of Art in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction 2. Total Stage: Wagner’s Festspielhaus 3. Total Machine: The Bauhaus Theatre 4. Total Montage: Brecht’s Reply to Wagner 5. Total State: Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will 6. Total World: Disney’s Theme Parks 7. Total Vacuum: Warhol’s Performances 8. Total Immersion: Cyberspace. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index

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