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The Divided Heritage

The Divided Heritage
Themes and Problems in German Modernism

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  • Editor: Irit Rogoff, University of California, Berkeley
Irit Rogoff, Klaus Herding, Walter Grasskamp, David Elliott, Franz-Joachim Verspohl, Martin Jay, Maud Lavin, Gerlinde Gabriel, Sebastian Müller, Hans-Ernst Mittig, Carla Schulz-Hoffmann, Iain Boyd Whyte, Ira Katznelson, Jill Lloyd, Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Rosalyn Deutsche
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  • Date Published: May 1991
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print February 2006
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521345538

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  • Within a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary discussion, The divided heritage considers twentieth-century German art in its social and political context. It focuses on the problems of German cultural production, rather than on a narrative of styles and movements, and it applies both social history and critical theory to an investigation of the visual arts. The collected essays are arranged in four heavily illustrated groups, each drawing attention to the cultural continuities and disjunctures of the period. The first set looks at the issue of cultural disruption, on both a social and political and a conceptual level; the second discusses the effect of representation of gender on the continuity of cultural history; the third highlights the variants within historical patterns of patronage; the city in German social and cultural theory and its place in the world of visual representation. The volume editor brings together the views expressed in an introductory chapter.

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    • Date Published: May 1991
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521345538
    • length: 406 pages
    • dimensions: 257 x 182 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.256kg
    • contains: 141 colour illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print February 2006
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    General introduction Irit Rogoff
    Part I. The Divided Heritage:
    1. Introduction - against the cliché of constants beyond history Klaus Herding
    2. A historical continuity of disjunctures Walter Grasskamp
    3. Absent guests - art, truth and paradox in the art of the German Democratic Republic David Elliott
    4. Post-war debates - Wols and the German reception of Sartre Franz-Joachim Verspohl
    5. Habermas and postmodernism Martin Jay
    Part II. Images and Identities:
    6.Introduction Maud Lavin and Irit Rogoff
    7. Strategies of pleasure and deconstruction - Hannah Höch's photomontages in the Weimar years Maud Lavin
    8. The anxious artist - ideological mobilisations of the self in German Modernism Irit Rogoff
    9. The female artist - attitudes and positions in West German feminist art after 1968 Gerlinde Gabriel
    Part III. Artist/Patron/State:
    10. Official support and bourgeois opposition in Wilhelminian culture Sebastian Müller
    11. Art and oppression in fascist Germany Hans-Ernst Mittig
    12. Patterns of post-war patronage Carla Schulz-Hoffmann
    Part IV. The City:
    13. Berlin 1870–1945 - an introduction framed by architecture Iain Boyd Whyte
    14. The centrality of the city in social theory Ira Katznelson
    15. The painted city as nature and artifice Jill Lloyd
    16. Town planning and architecture in Berlin 1945–1985 Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani
    17. Representing Berlin: urban ideology and aesthetic practice Rosalyn Deutsche
    Notes
    Index.

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    Irit Rogoff, University of California, Berkeley

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    Irit Rogoff, Klaus Herding, Walter Grasskamp, David Elliott, Franz-Joachim Verspohl, Martin Jay, Maud Lavin, Gerlinde Gabriel, Sebastian Müller, Hans-Ernst Mittig, Carla Schulz-Hoffmann, Iain Boyd Whyte, Ira Katznelson, Jill Lloyd, Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Rosalyn Deutsche

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