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A Kingdom Not of This World - a book by Karnes, Kevin C.

A Kingdom Not of This World

Wagner, the Arts, and Utopian Visions in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna

A Kingdom Not of This World( )
Author: Karnes, Kevin C.
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $78.00
Book Description:

A Kingdom Not of This World uncovers a forgotten utopian discourse - largely inspired by and critically responding to the works of Richard Wagner - that had significant influence upon the visual arts and music of fin-de-siècle Vienna. Author Kevin Karnes considers music, visual artworks, and philosophical writings to reveal a powerful current of millennial optimism running counter and parallel to the cultural pessimism widely associated with theperiod.

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