The Total Work of Art: Foundations, Articulations, by David Imhoof,Margaret Eleanor Menninger

By David Imhoof,Margaret Eleanor Menninger

For centuries, Gesamtkunstwerk-the excellent of the "total paintings of art"-has exerted a robust effect over creative discourse and perform, spurring new types of collaboration and inspiring debates over the political instrumentalization of artwork. regardless of its renowned conflation with the paintings of Richard Wagner, Gesamtkunstwerk's lineage and legacies expand way past German Romanticism, as this wide-ranging assortment demonstrates. In 11 compact chapters, students from a number of disciplines hint the idea's evolution in German-speaking Europe, from its foundations within the early 19th century to its manifold articulations and reimaginings within the 20th century and past, offering an uncommonly huge standpoint on a extraordinarily glossy cultural form.

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