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On Sale: February 01, 2012
Pages: 432 | ISBN: 978-0-307-81451-7
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A landmark book from one of the truly original scholars of our time: a magnificent revelation of turn-of-the-century Vienna where out of a crisis of political and social disintegration so much of modern art and thought was born.

"Not only is it a splendid exploration of several aspects of early modernism in their political context; it is an indicator of how the discipline of intellectual history is currently practiced by its most able and ambitious craftsmen. It is also a moving vindication of historical study itself, in the face of modernism's defiant suggestion that history is obsolete."

-- David A. Hollinger, History Book Club Review

"Each of [the seven separate studies] can be read separately....Yet they are so artfully designed and integrated that one who reads them in order is impressed by the book's wholeness and the momentum of its argument."

-- Gordon A. Craig, The New Republic

"A profound work...on one of the most important chapters of modern intellectual history" -- H.R. Trevor-Roper, front page, The New York Times Book Review

"Invaluable to the social and political historian...as well as to those more concerned with the arts" -- John Willett, The New York Review of Books

"A work of original synthesis and scholarship. Engrossing."

-- Newsweek

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

I. Politics and the Psyche: Schnitzler and Hofmannstahl

II. The Ringstrasse, Its Critics, and the Birth of Urban Modernism

III. Politics in a New Key: An Austrian Trio

IV. Politics and Patricide in Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams

V. Gustav Klimt: Painting and the Crisis of the Liberal Ego

VI. The Transformation of the Garden

VII. Explosions in the Garden: Kokoschka and Schoenberg

Index
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"Not only is it a splendid exploration of several aspects of early modernism in their political context; it is an indicator of how the discipline of intellectual history is currently practiced by its most able and ambitious craftsmen." --David A. Hollinger

Awards

WINNER 1991 Pulitzer Prize

  • Fin-De-Siecle Vienna by Carl E. Schorske
  • December 12, 1980
  • History; History - Austria & Hungary
  • Vintage
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