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Vienna 1900: Art, Life & Culture

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At the turn of the 20th century, Vienna was one of the most exciting cities on earth—the central gathering spot of the European avant-garde in art, architecture, literature, music, journalism, philosophy, psychiatry, and theater. The dynamic cross-pollination among the revolutionary figures involved—Klimt, Kokoschka, the Wiener Werkstätte, Mahler, Freud, Wittgenstein, and ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Vendome Press
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Andrea Engle
May 23, 2015 Andrea Engle rated it it was amazing
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Wide-ranging collection of essays on various facets of Viennese culture around the turn of the twentieth century ... from Klimt and Loos to Mahler and Freud ... lavishly illustrated with mostly contemporaneous images ... most impressive ...
Robin
Jul 02, 2007 Robin rated it liked it
It's an ample history of turn of the century Vienna arts and culture, and most definitely fed my obsession for the Wierner Werkstatte, Kolo Moser, Egon Schiele, etc. There are several contributing authors, some more articulate than others, and the architecture chapters are especially good. I liked the pictures.
Jesse
May 16, 2009 Jesse rated it really liked it
Multiple essays systematically illuminate facets of the burgeoning art and culture scene of the Viennese fin de siècle. And the images! Over 500 in all, of high quality, generously illustrating the content of the essays. Nearly 400 pages, but I pored over every single one of them...


Mallory
To be honest I didn't actually read this book just looked at all the pretty pictures. The graphic design is so inspiring and I love Gustav Klimpt (beyond dorm room poster "The Kiss".
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