A landmark book from one of the truly original scholars of our time: a magnificent revelation of turn-of-the-century Vienna where out of a crisis of political and. A Pulitzer Prize Winner and landmark book from one of the truly original scholars of our time: a magnificent revelation of turn-of-the-century Vienna where. ‘Fin de Siecle’ Helped Restore Vienna to its Rightful Place on the Carl E. Schorske: The Man Who ‘Wrote the Book’ on Vienna (Photo: Victoria Oscarrson).

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I keep on coming back to this book as source of my fascination with the birth of Modernism. Jan 02, Maggie Roessler rated it schorkse it Recommended to Maggie by: Explorations in the Passage to Modernism. Want to Read saving…. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He related how in kindergarten in Scarsdale, New York, he had been asked to sing a song and broke out into a family favorite, “Morgenrot” about a German soldier contemplating death. The faux gothic Festsaal at Freyung No.

In other words, for all the work at reading this, I got little nourishment, and effectively decided to move on. Aug 31, Mark Feltskog rated it it was amazing.

Carl E. Schorske: Scholar of Vienna’s Golden Age – THE VIENNA REVIEW –

Partly reconstructed from Schorske’s articles published in the American Historical Reviewthe book is structured into seven thematically interlocking chapters.

And the rise of nationalist populism. The prose is a dense, though Schorske seems to cover every applicable topic – politics, art, social movements, high culture, low culture, etc. I don’t yet know what to make of this book, except that I loved it.

Carl E. Schorske: Scholar of Vienna’s Golden Age

Wilson The Prize: In a time of crisis, intellectuals abandoned politics and threw away viemna thinking in order to discover new meanings and values. Nov 20, Kendall rated it it was ok. The chapters were written as individual studies, not all at the same time, and later compiled into this book.


Best of all was the chapter on how the changing political fortunes of the clergy, the imperial throne, the army, and the liberal democracy impacted the development of the Ringstrasse, both in terms of land use and architectural design.

I take slight issue with schrske Freudian interpretation of politics, but the section is nonetheless an interesting read. The moment was almost theatre like reviving a weary student drifting off in a lecture. Jan 29, Manuel Durazo rated it it was amazing. I know that my views on this book will either strike others as foolish schorxke or even MARK me and my limitations for all to see — schogske I accept that.

Schorskf instance, in writing on Klimt’s Medicine, a painting the features the Greek goddess Hygeia holding a snake as is traditionalhe notes: Sure, Fukuyama keeps finding examples which exhibit a balance of accountability, law and competent bureaucracy but they all seem transient. Not for the beach. Fusing politics, art and history without overplaying one of the areas, superficially brushing over another or stitching together a flavorless vignette of second-rate ideas is surprisingly hard to do.

In any case I couldn’t resist this one. This paperback edition contains both white and white illustrations, and color plates.

Politics in a New Key: Paperbackpages. May 21, Rock rated it really liked it. Pulitzer Prize for General Schprske — Schorske begins with his murals for various Ringstrasse buildings, done in an entirely representational, Classical style, and then discusses Klimt’s relationship with the Secession movement, in the context of his paintings for the University of Vienna and the political backlash they generated.

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He enjoyed this phenomenon, to show how culture evolves, how language is altered and preserved. Recently revisiting Vienna, I reread this famous work by Carl E. And what it means viennw a nation when the highly educated do not respect the thinking and the voices of Of course this book is about the turn of the century and the early years of the 20th. Parts of it are actually very interesting especially the essays on the transformation of Austrian politics from a liberal democracy to populist demagoguery at the end of the century.

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The first is that the work falls in an awkward grey region between survey and targeted study. Schorske is an intellectual catl refused to be categorised, and thus was uniquely able to reveal the interrelationships of thought and experience that gave birth to modernism. It is not a fair critique, I admit, to complain that Schorske did not provide what I wanted.

He died on September 13, at the age of He cited it in a way that made me think it would discuss the way ideas developed in Venice transferred to the culture at large–Venice of the time, after all, was the city that, inter alia, cienna us Freud and psychoanalysis, schirske well as the dchorske glimmerings of the so-called Austrian school of econ As this book becomes older, it becomes harder to see what once made it so exciting.

The metaphor of the garden in the last 2 chapters was fine for the most part but crumbling badly at the edges.

Geographysocial evolutionethnology vifnna, cultural diffusion. He was a recipient of the first year of MacArthur Fellows Program awards in and made an honorary cititzen of Vienna in