The total work of art : from Bayreuth to cyberspace
- Matthew Wilson Smith.
- New York : Routledge, 2007.
- Physical description
- xii, 226 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Smith, Matthew Wilson.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -220) and index.
- Table of Contents List of illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction
- 1. The Total Work of Art in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction
- 2. Total Stage: Wagner's "Festspielhaus"
- 3. Total Machine: The Bauhaus Theatre
- 4. Total Montage: Brecht's Reply to Wagner
- 5. Total State: Riefenstahl's "Triumph of the Will"
- 6. Total World: Disney's Theme Parks
- 7. Total Vacuum: Warhol's Performances
- 8. Total Immersion: Cyberspace Conclusion Bibliography Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
"The Total Work of Art" provides a broad survey that incorporates many canonical artists into a single narrative. With particular attention to the influence of the "Total Work of Art" on modern theatre and performance, this brief introduction will also be of interest to students in such fields as film studies, music history, history of art, cultural studies, and modern European literatures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 9780415977951 (hardback : alk. paper)
- 0415977959 (hardback : alk. paper)
- 9780415977968 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 0415977967 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 9780203963166 (ebk.)
- 0203963164 (ebk.)
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