WorldCat Identities

Guarducci, Marola

Works: 8 works in 17 publications in 2 languages and 26 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Creator
Classifications: N6450, 709
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Marola Guarducci
Katholische Reformation oder Gegenreformation? : ein Versuch zur Klärung der Begriffe nebst einer Jubiläumsbetrachtung über das Trienter Konzil by Hubert Jedin( Book )

7 editions published between 1957 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach by Hans Sedlmayr( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La morte della luce : l'arte nell'epoca della secolarizzazione by Hans Sedlmayr( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in German and Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art in crisis, the lost center by Hans Sedlmayr( Book )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1983 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of art from the early nineteenth century onward is commonly viewed as a succession of conflicts between innovatory and established styles that culminated in the formalism and aesthetic autonomy of high modernism. In Art in Crisis, first published in 1948, Hans Sedlmayr argues that the aesthetic disjunctures of modern art signify more than matters of style and point to much deeper processes of cultural and religious disintegration. As Roger Kimball observes in his informative new introduction, Art in Crisis is as much an exercise in cultural or spiritual analysis as it is a work of art history. Sedlmayr's reads the art of the last two centuries as a fever chart of the modern age in its greatness and its decay. He discusses the advent of Romanticism with its freeing of the imagination as a conscious sundering of art from humanist and religious traditions with the aesthetic treated as a category independent of human need. Looking at the social purposes of architecture, Sedlmayr shows how the landscape garden, the architectural monument, and the industrial exhibition testified to a new relationship not only between man and his handiwork but also between man and the forces that transcend him. In these institutions man defies his inventive powers with which he hopes to master and supersede nature. Likewise, the art museum denies transcendence through a cultural leveling in which "Heracles and Christ become brothers" as objects of aesthetic contemplation. At the center of Art in Crisis is the insight that, in art as in life, the pursuit of unqualified autonomy is in the end a prescription for disaster, aesthetic as well as existential. Sedlmayr writes as an Augustinian Catholic. For him, the underlying motive for the pursuit of autonomy is pride. The "lost center" of his subtitle is God. The dream of autonomy, Sedlmayr argues, is for finite, moral creatures, a dangerous illusion. The book invites serious analysis from art critics and theological thinkers alike. -- from back cover
Elena Schiavi by Elena Schiavi( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His humble servant : Sister M. Pascalina Lehnert's memoirs of her years of service to Eugenio Pacelli, Pope Pius XII by M. Pascalina Lehnert( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Heliopolis : Rückblick auf eine Stadt by Ernst Jünger( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cet étrange récit de 1949 présente une ville future oáu se tente l'expérience d'un empire mondial. C'est très "transcendantal" et, lorsque l'on connaît l'auteur, l'on appréhende de nobles et très dignes solutions qui risquent d'être d'une qualité telle qu'elles soient toutes irréalisables. Ce qui est bien utopique mais quand même très beau
Perdita del centro Le arti figurative del 19. e 20. secolo come sintomo e simbolo di un'epoca by Hans Sedlmayr( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.84 (from 0.71 for Art in cri ... to 0.97 for La morte d ...)

Italian (11)

German (5)