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The Total Work of Art

From Bayreuth to Cyberspace, 1st Edition

By Matthew Wilson Smith

Routledge

240 pages

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Description

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.

Reviews

'Smith's writing is adventurous and stimulating… fascinating reading.' - Studies in Musical Theatre

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

About the Author

Matthew Smith is Assistant Professor of English at Boston University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART000000
ART / General
ART015000
ART / History / General
ART023000
ART / Popular Culture
PER000000
PERFORMING ARTS / General