Hardcover. Cologne, Dumont Buchverlag, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 363 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. This volume provides an extensive survey of painting in Austria from 1900-1930, with Egon Schiele as the focal point, through a representative selection of over 100 works by Schiele and 23 of his contemporaries from the collection of Dr. Rudolf Leopold. Contributions by: Antonia Hoerschelmann, Rudolf Leopold, Klaus Albrecht Schroder, Harald Szeemann, and Patrick Werkner. 139 color plates and 59 b&w illustrations.
Hardcover. Chicago, University Of Chicago Press, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, pages. In When Buildings Speak,Anthony Alofsin explores the rich yet often overlooked architecture of the late Austro-Hungarian Empire and its successor states. He shows that several different styles emerged in this milieu during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Moreover, he contends that each of these styles communicates to us in a manner resembling language and its particular means of expression. Covering a wide range of buildings--from national theaters to crematoria, apartment buildings to warehouses, and sanatoria to postal savings banks--Alofsin proposes a new way of interpreting this language. He calls on viewers to read buildings in two ways: through their formal elements and through their political, social, and cultural contexts. By looking through Alofsin's eyes, readers can see how myriad nations sought to express their autonomy by tapping into the limitless possibilities of art and architectural styles. And such architecture can still speak very powerfully to us today about the contradictory issues affecting parts of the former Habsburg Empire.
Hardcover. NY, Abbeville Press, 1st US, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 272 pages, illustrated throughout with 700 illustrations, including 194 in full color. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. Clean, tight copy.