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The Resource The forces of form in German modernism, Malika Maskarinec

The forces of form in German modernism, Malika Maskarinec

Label
The forces of form in German modernism
Title
The forces of form in German modernism
Statement of responsibility
Malika Maskarinec
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Forces of Form in German Modernism charts a modern history of form as emergent from force. Offering a provocative alternative to the imagery of crisis and estrangement that has preoccupied scholarship on modernism, Malika Maskarinec shows that German modernism conceives of human bodies and aesthetic objects as shaped by a contest of conflicting and reciprocally intensifying forces: the force of gravity and a self-determining will to form. Maskarinec thereby discloses, for the first time, German modernism's sustained preoccupation with classical mechanics and with how human bodies and artworks resist gravity. Considering canonical artists such as Rodin and Klee, seminal authors such as Kafka and Döblin, and largely neglected thinkers in aesthetics and art history such as those associated with Empathy Aesthetics, Maskarinec unpacks the manifold anthropological and aesthetic concerns and historical lineage embedded in the idea of form as the precarious achievement of uprightness. The Forces of Form in German Modernism makes a decisive contribution to our understanding of modernism and to contemporary discussions about form, empathy, materiality, and human embodiment
Cataloging source
YDX
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Maskarinec, Malika
Dewey number
700.94309/034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6868.5.M63
LC item number
M374 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Modernism (Art)
  • Art, German
  • Art, German
  • Modernism (Art)
  • Germany
  • Formalismus
  • Moderne
  • Deutschland
Label
The forces of form in German modernism, Malika Maskarinec
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 3
  • Lines of Force: Empathy Aesthetics, 1870 -- 1910
  • ch. 4
  • Klee's Composition in Suspension
  • pt. III
  • Poetic Gravity
  • ch. 5
  • Kafka's Kinetics
  • ch. 6
  • Franz Biberkopf and the Unbearable Heaviness of Being
  • pt. I
  • Aesthetics of Heaviness
  • ch. 1
  • Prelude: Schopenhauer on Weight and the Will
  • ch. 2
  • Reading Rodin's Vertiginous Bodies
  • pt. II
  • Empathy and Abstraction
Control code
1016041671
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 223 pages
Isbn
9780810137691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1016041671
Label
The forces of form in German modernism, Malika Maskarinec
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 3
  • Lines of Force: Empathy Aesthetics, 1870 -- 1910
  • ch. 4
  • Klee's Composition in Suspension
  • pt. III
  • Poetic Gravity
  • ch. 5
  • Kafka's Kinetics
  • ch. 6
  • Franz Biberkopf and the Unbearable Heaviness of Being
  • pt. I
  • Aesthetics of Heaviness
  • ch. 1
  • Prelude: Schopenhauer on Weight and the Will
  • ch. 2
  • Reading Rodin's Vertiginous Bodies
  • pt. II
  • Empathy and Abstraction
Control code
1016041671
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 223 pages
Isbn
9780810137691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1016041671

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