Schorske's is a wonderfully academic book with complex concepts and the language to go with them.
The Hapsburg empire that had tied together a great variety of national and ethnic groupings for centuries was becoming unglued.
It is very detailed, but readable, and comes with great pictures and diagrams that illustrate what the author is describing.
I found this an excellent selection of topics that covered an important era--one that produced both Hitler and Theodor Herzl, both austere functionalism and wild expressionism--in... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Andrew D. Oram
Great book. Wonderful in depth look at Fin-De-Siècle and what it meant in Austria.Published 2 months ago by Jennifer
I really enjoyed reading most of the essays that compose the book. Depending on your fields of interest and previous knowledge on the topics some chapters could be less valuable... Read morePublished 7 months ago by javier h
While I have not finished it as yet, I fund it a serious and deep sociological study of the Austrian society of tha fertile period between the end of the 1890's and the beginning... Read morePublished 7 months ago by A. Pini
Incredible how schock brings different disciplines to the table, music, art and literature, and still makes the entire text comprehensible to a layman.Published 8 months ago by Tamara Fernando
This book is uneven -- in places it tells you more than you want to know. It tries to pull together some threads that perhaps don't belong in the same cloth. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Hummingbird
outdated book, written thru the lense of psychological theory. full of psychobabble and imagined motiveswithout much basis in actual evidence.Published 15 months ago by mgood184
Very competent compilation, very well correlated between text and illustrations
is attractively presented measured on the fact that it is only a paperback