Total Work of Art From Bayreuth to Cyberspace

ISBN-10: 0415977967
ISBN-13: 9780415977968
Edition: 2007
List price: $40.95
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Description: 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,  More...

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Book details

List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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.

Matthew Wilson Smith is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Cornell University. He is the author of The Total Work of Art: From Bayreuth to Cyberspace.

List of illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The total work of art in an age of mechanical reproduction
Total stage: Wagner's Festspielhaus
Total machine: the Bauhaus theatre
Total montage: Brecht's reply to Wagner
Total state: Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will
Total world: Disney's theme parks
Total vacuum: Warhol's performances
Total immersion: cyberspace and the total work of art
Conclusion
Notes
Works cited
Index

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