Visual Culture in Twentieth-century Germany
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Edited by Gail Finney
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Visual Culture in Twentieth-century Germany by Gail Finney
Book DescriptionIf the 21st century is the digital age, the 20th century can be characterized as the visual age-the era in which visual activity achieved unprecedented prominence. As this volume richly demonstrates, the visual mode was nowhere more dynamic and powerful during the 1900s than in Germany. Visual Culture in Twentieth-Century Germany explores a wide spectrum of visual media in 20th-century Germany in their critical and social contexts. Contributors examine film, photography, cabaret performance, advertising, architecture, painting, dance, television, and cartography, investigating the ways in which these visual media were inflected by aesthetic innovation, changing attitudes toward gender and sexuality, and the political upheavals of the day. This volume sheds new light on German cultural history during the 1900s and represents a major contribution to the field of visual culture studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253218339
(5983mm x 3971mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 20-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Gail Finney
Gail Finney is Professor of Comparative Literature and German at the University of California, Davis. Her publications include The Counterfeit Idyll: The Garden Ideal and Social Reality in Nineteenth-Century Fiction; Women in Modern Drama: Freud, Feminism, and European Theater at the Turn of the Century; Look Who's Laughing: Gender and Comedy (ed.); and Christa Wolf.
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