In this book, authors from the fields of cultural studies, cinema studies, history and art history examine the concept of spectacle in the German context across various media forms, historical periods and institutional divides. Drawing on theoretical models of spectacle by Guy Debord, Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, Jonathan Crary and Michel Foucault, the contributors to this volume suggest that a decidedly German concept of spectacle can be gleaned from critical interventions into exhibitions, architectural milestones, audiovisual materials and cinematic and photographic images emerging out of German culture from the Baroque to the contemporary.
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Number of pages: 305
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 x 23 mm
Edition: New edition
(Rick McCormick, Feminist German Studies 34/2019)