In this wide-ranging survey of art, design, and architecture in the Central Europe of the Austro-Hungarian Empire during its momentous last decades, Elizabeth Clegg interleaves fluctuating political and cultural developments. Comparing the situation in eight cities—Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Cracow, Zagreb, Ljubjana, Brno, and Lemberg—the author highlights contrasts, rivalries, parallels, and interconnections across this wildly varied region. As Clegg vividly reveals, this was a time and place marked by a simultaneous fear and celebration of ethnic, linguistic, and cultural diversity, with enormous international resonance a century later.
“Erudite and comprehensive, Art, Design, and Architecture in Central Europe ... [is] a major contribution.“—Art Times
Viyana, Prag, Budapeşte ve Zagreb gibi döneminin en önemli sanat ve mimari eserlerini barındıran şehirlere ve bu eserlere yönelik harika bir çalışma.