The Total Work of Art: From Bayreuth to Cyberspace

The Total Work of Art: From Bayreuth to Cyberspace

by Matthew Wilson Smith

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135867317
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/12/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Matthew Smith is Assistant Professor of English at Boston University.

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

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