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Author George, Alys X.,
Title The naked truth : Viennese modernism and the body / Alys X. George.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2020.

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Author George, Alys X.,
Subject Human body -- Austria -- Vienna -- History -- 19th century.
Human body -- Austria -- Vienna -- History -- 20th century.
Human figure in art.
Human body in literature.
Human body in popular culture.
Modernism (Art) -- Austria -- Vienna -- History -- 19th century.
Modernism (Art) -- Austria -- Vienna -- History -- 20th century.
Alt Name Ohio Library and Information Network.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 322 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The body on display: staging the other, shaping the self -- The body in pieces: Viennese literature's anatomies -- The patient's body: working-class women in the clinic -- The body in motion: staging silent expression.
Access Available to OhioLINK libraries
Summary "In the popular imagination, turn-of-the-century Vienna is a cerebral place, marked by Freud, the discovery of the unconscious, and the advent of high modernist culture. But as historian Alys George argues, this stereotype of Viennese Modernism as essentially "heady" overlooks a rich cultural history of the body in the period. Spanning 1870 to 1930, The Naked Truth is an interdisciplinary tour de force that recasts the visual, literary, and performative cultures of the era and offers an alternative genealogy of this fascinating moment in the history of the West. Starting with the Second Vienna Medical School and its innovations in anatomy and pathology, George traces an emerging culture of bodily knowledge by analyzing a variety of written and visual media, including theater and dance, and by drawing connections between scientific and artistic discourses. Paying equal attention to both low and high culture, bringing gender and class issues back to the fore, and highlighting the role of female thinkers and writers, George's book makes a signal contribution to our understanding of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Viennese and European culture. The Naked Truth shows us that the "inward turn" cannot be understood until it is set against the backdrop of a culture obsessed with exploring and displaying humanity in its embodied, carnal form"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780226695006 (electronic bk.)
022669500X (electronic bk.)
9780226669984
022666998X
OCLC # 1155636467
Additional Format Print version: George, Alys X. Naked truth. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2020 9780226669984 (DLC) 2019049797 (OCoLC)1117624968



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