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Rethinking Vienna 1900

Rethinking Vienna 1900

Last year, Vienna revived its modernist past with a flurry of activities around the iconic painting The Kiss to celebrate the 150th birthday of Gustav Klimt. The buzz portrayed the painter, one of the driving forces behind the Wiener Secession, as foremost among progressive artists who ushered in the period of optimism they dubbed the […]

Book Review: Deborah R. Coen’s Vienna in the Age of Uncertainty

Book Review: Deborah R. Coen’s Vienna in the Age of Uncertainty

The Exner-Frisch Family: Science, Liberalism and Private Life Moving slowly through the last decades of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, Vienna in the Age of Uncertainty takes us through major cultural and political events as they collided with the lives of illustrious members of the Exner-Frisch family – or were shaped […]

Book Review: Tim Bonyhady’s Good Living Street

Book Review: Tim Bonyhady’s Good Living Street

Vienna in Australia: Art and Memory Visiting his grandmother and great-aunt’s flat in Sydney as a child, Tim Bonyhady found the looming black furniture and wall-to-wall paintings “claustrophobic”. It was only decades later, when he began to write his family history, that he realised the massive pieces crammed into the small apartment had been designed […]

Book Review: Eric R. Kandel’s The Age of Insight

Book Review: Eric R. Kandel’s The Age of Insight

Nectar for the Mind Eric Kandel’s elder brother had just finished building his first short-wave radio receiver on 13 March 1938 “as the broadcaster described the earlier crossing of the Austrian border by German troops” reaching Vienna the following afternoon. “And for days on end, all hell broke loose. Viennese mobs erupted in nationalistic fervor, […]

Book Review: Julie Johnson’s The Memory Factory

Art Through Women’s Eyes If you were a painter or sculptor living at the turn of the 20th century, Vienna was an exciting place to be. And not just for men. Aspiring women artists could study at the prestigious Wiener Kunstschule, an art academy exclusively for women, and while closed out of the conservative Viennese […]

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