The Viennese café and fin-de-siècle culture
- edited by Charlotte Ashby, Tag Gronberg and Simon Shaw-Miller.
- 1st ed.
- New York : Berghahn Books, 2013.
- Physical description
- xii, 244 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Austrian and Habsburg studies ; v. 16.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -227) and index.
- List of Illustrations Preface Notes on Contributors Introduction Charlotte Ashby
- Chapter 1. The Cafes of Vienna: Space and Sociability Charlotte Ashby
- Chapter 2. Time and Space in the Cafe Griensteidl and the Cafe Central Gilbert Carr Chapter 3.The Jew Belongs in the Coffeehouse': Jews, Central Europe and Modernity Steven Beller
- Chapter 4. Coffeehouse Orientalism Tag Gronberg
- Chapter 5. Between 'The House of Study' and the Kaffeehaus: The Central European Cafe as a Site for Hebrew and Yiddish Modernism Shachar Pinsker
- Chapter 6. Michalik's cafe in Krakow: Cafe and Caricature as Media of Modernity Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesius
- Chapter 7. The Coffeehouse in Zagreb at the turn of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Similarities and Differences with the Viennese Coffeehouse Ines Sabotic
- Chapter 8. Adolf Loos's Karntner Bar: Reception, Reinvention, Reproduction Mary Costello
- Chapter 9. Graphic and Interior Design in the Viennese coffeehouse around
- 1900: Experience and Identity Jeremy Aynsley
- Chapter 10. The Cliche of the Viennese Cafe as an Extended Living-room: Formal Parallels and Differences Richard Kurdiovsky
- Chapter 11. Coffeehouses and Tea Parties: Conversational Spaces as a Stimulus to Creativity in Sigmund Freud's Vienna and Virginia Woolf's London Edward Timms Bibliography Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The Viennese cafe was a key site of urban modernity around 1900. In the rapidly growing city it functioned simultaneously as home and workplace, affording opportunities for both leisure and intellectual exchange. This volume explores the nature and function of the coffee house in the social, cultural, and political world of fin-de-siecle Vienna. Just as the cafe served as a creative meeting place within the city, so this volume initiates conversations between different disciplines focusing on Vienna 1900. Contributions are drawn from the fields of social and cultural history, literary studies, Jewish studies and art, and architectural and design history. A fresh perspective is also provided by a selection of comparative articles exploring coffeehouse culture elsewhere in Eastern Europe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Austrian and Habsburg studies ; v. 16
- 9780857457646 (hbk. : alk. paper)
- 0857457640 (hbk. : alk. paper)
- 9780857457653 (ebook)
- 0857457659 (ebook)
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