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    Vienna's 'Holy Spring' and beyond: Ver Sacrum (1898-1903), Almanach der Wiener Werkstätte (1911), Hohe Warte (1904-9), Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration (1897-1932)

    Silverthorne, Diane (2011) Vienna's 'Holy Spring' and beyond: Ver Sacrum (1898-1903), Almanach der Wiener Werkstätte (1911), Hohe Warte (1904-9), Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration (1897-1932). In: Brooker, P. and Bru, S. and Thacker, A. and Weikop, C. (eds.) The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines Volume III: Europe 1880 - 1940. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199659586.

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    Book synopsis: The last of three volumes of a multi-authored history of Modernist magazines Provides comprehensive coverage of European Modernist and avant-garde magazines Includes general and part introductions highlighting key themes in magazine culture Contains extensive cultural and historical background situating modernism and avant-garde in relation to social, cultural and political modernity The third of three volumes devoted to the cultural history of the modernist magazine in Britain, North America, and Europe, this collection contains fifty-six original essays on the role of 'little magazines' and independent periodicals in Europe in the period 1880-1940. It demonstrates how these publications were instrumental in founding and advancing developments in European modernism and the avant-garde. Expert discussion of approaching 300 magazines, accompanied by an illuminating variety of cover images, from France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Portugal, Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe will significantly extend and strengthen the understanding of modernism and modernity. The chapters are organised into six main sections with contextual introductions specific to national, regional histories, and magazine cultures. Introductions and chapters combine to elucidate the part played by magazines in the broader formations associated with Symbolism, Expressionism, Futurism, Dada, Surrealism, and Constructivism in a period of fundamental social and geo-political change. Individual essays, situated in relation to metropolitan centres bring focussed attention to a range of celebrated and less well-known magazines, including Le Chat Noir, La Revue blanche, Le Festin d'Esope, La Nouvelle Revue Française, La Révolution Surréaliste, Documents,De Stijl, Ultra, Lacerba, Energie Nouve, Klingen, Exlex, flamman, Der Blaue Reiter, Der Sturm, Der Dada, Ver Sacrum, Cabaret Voltaire, 391, ReD, Zenit, Ma, Contemporanul, Formisci, Zdroj, Lef ,and Novy Lef . The magazines disclose a world where the material constraints of costs, internal rivalries, and anxieties over censorship ran alongside the excitement of new work, collaboration on a new manifesto and the birth of a new movement. This collection therefore confirms the value of magazine culture to the expanding field of modernist studies, providing a rich and hitherto under-examined resource which helps bring to life the dynamics out of which the modernist avant-garde evolved.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > History of Art
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2013 14:10
    Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 11:59
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8456

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