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A kingdom not of this world : Wagner, the arts, and utopian visions in fin-de-siècle Vienna / Kevin C. Karnes.

Author/Creator:
Karnes, Kevin, 1972-
Publication:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (269 p.)
Subjects:
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883 -- Influence.
Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Zemlinsky, Alexander, 1871-1942 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Klimt, Gustav, 1862-1918 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Klinger, Max, 1857-1920 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Wiener Secession.
Music -- Austria -- Vienna -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Music -- Austria -- Vienna -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Art, Austrian -- Austria -- Vienna -- 19th century.
Art, Austrian -- Austria -- Vienna -- 20th century.
Vienna (Austria) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Vienna (Austria) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book challenges prevalent understandings of elite artistic culture in fin-de-siècle Vienna by examining creative manifestations of utopian imaginings that ran counter and parallel to the cultural pessimism widely diagnosed in that society. It argues that the music and writings of Richard Wagner played a key role in inspiring such imagining, which either embraced and extended Wagner's own visions or countered them with visions that were wholly new.
Contents:
Fin-de-siècle Vienna and the utopian imagination
Max Klinger, the Gesamtkunstwerk, and the dream of a third kingdom
"All of Vienna has become secessionistic" : longings of an organization
Dreams of transcendence, fantasies of control : Gustav Klimt
The sacred spring of Arnold Schoenberg and Alexander Zemlinsky
Gustav Mahler and the promise of return.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-306-08232-3
0-19-995793-2
OCLC:
861541211
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