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Leslie Topp

Architecture and Truth in Fin-de-Siecle Vienna

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ISBN: 0521822750
Издательство: Cambridge University Press
Год издания: 2004
Страниц: 248
Book DescriptionLeslie Topp investigates how "truth" in Viennese architecture at the turn of the twentieth century could be interpreted in a variety of ways, including "truth" to purpose, symbolist or ideal "truth", and ethical notions of authenticity. Drawing on newly uncovered archival materials, Topp offers a new interpretation of familiar buildings, demonstrating how they encompass utopianism, hyper-rationality, and subjectivism. She also explores the relationship between Viennese modern architecture and contemporary painting, psychiatry, fashion, labor issues, and anti-Semitic politics.