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Huyssen, Andreas

Works: 157 works in 625 publications in 4 languages and 8,454 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  History  Literature  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Speaker, Contributor, Compiler, wat, Curator, Collector
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Most widely held works about Andreas Huyssen
Most widely held works by Andreas Huyssen
After the great divide : modernism, mass culture, postmodernism by Andreas Huyssen( Book )

75 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andreas Huyssen announces, in sanguine and almost prophetic terms, that "what appears on one level as the latest fad, advertising pitch, and hollow spectacle is part of a slowly emerging cultural transformation in Western societies"; the transformation is called "postmodernism." The "modernist" attitude (in, for example, Flaubert, T. S. Eliot, or Adorno) is elitist and antibourgeois; it structures a "great divide" between itself and mass culture. By contrast, post-modernist art, open to mass culture (for instance, in Warhol's soup cans or the Living Theatre), is experimental and promising. The contemporary cultural scene is enormously complex, and at times Huyssen concedes that some artworks elude the modernist/postmodernist scheme. In general, however, he adheres to that scheme and deftly makes his way through European (principally German) and American cultural happenings. -- From JSTOR in (June 11, 2013)
Modernity and the text : revisions of German modernism by Andreas Huyssen( )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of Austrian and German modernist literature has a long and venerable history in this country. There have been no attempts yet, however, to reassess German and Austrian literary modernism in light of current discussion of modernity and postmodernity. Addressing a set of historical and theoretical questions central to current reevaluations of modernism, this volume presents American readers with a state-of-the-art account of German modernism studies in the eighties. Essays by Jochen Schulte-Sasse, Russell A. Berman, Peter Uwe Hohendahl, Judith Ryan, Mark Anderson, Klaus R. Scherpe, Biddy Martin, Klaus L. Berghahn and Acbar Abbas, center around German and Austrian literary and philosophical prose of the early twentieth century. texts by well-known authors -Kafka, Rilke, Musil, Doblin, Benjamin, Benn, and Junger - and less well-known ones -Franz Jung, Carl Einstein, Ernst Bloch, Lou Andreas-Salome, are examined. Particular attention is paid to the processes and strategies by which certain experiences of "modern life" are translated into modern aesthetic forms. The unique contribution of this volume is that it combines theory with an attempt to reintroduce an historical and contextual dimension. The authors believe that their revisions of Ausrian and German modernism will themselves be informed by a new set of questions pertinent to the modernist debate
Miniature metropolis : literature in an age of photography and film by Andreas Huyssen( )

14 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Europe's modernizing metropolises offered a sensory experience unlike anything that had come before. Cities became laboratories bubbling with aesthetic experimentation in old and new media, and from this milieu emerged metropolitan miniatures--short prose pieces about the experiences of urban life written for European newspapers. Miniature Metropolis explores the history and theory of this significant but misrecognized achievement of literary modernism. Andreas Huyssen shows how writers from Baudelaire and Kafka to Benjamin, Musil, and Adorno created the miniature to record their reflections of Paris, Brussels, Prague, Vienna, Berlin, and Los Angeles. Contesting photography and film as competing media, the metropolitan miniature sought to capture the visceral feeling of acceleration and compression that defined urban existence. But the form did not merely imitate visual media--it absorbed them, condensing objective and subjective perceptions into the very structure of language and text and asserting the aesthetic specificity of literary language without resort to visual illustration. Huyssen argues that the miniature subverted the expectations of transparency, easy understanding, and entertainment that mass circulation newspapers depended upon. His fine-grained readings open broad vistas into German critical theory and the history of visual arts, revealing the metropolitan miniature to be one of the few genuinely innovative modes of spatialized writing created by modernism. --Provided by publisher
Twilight memories : marking time in a culture of amnesia by Andreas Huyssen( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As we are approaching our fin de sielce, issues of time and memory haunt contemporary culture. Museums and memorials are being constructed rapidly, as if there were no tomorrow. Contemporary art and literature focuses on memory and the past, rather than claiming radical breakthroughs into some unknown future. With the recent resurgence of nationalism and issues of national identity, the political future, too, seems to fold itself back into the past rather than offering a bold vision of the 21st century. The great paradox of our fin de siecle culture is that novelity is even more associated with memory and the past rather than future expectation. But if the obsession with memory is one salient symptom in this age of a modernity grown old, then cultural and political amnesia is undoubtedly its counterpoint. Rather than blaming amnesia on television or the school, Twilight Memories argues that the danger of amnesia is inherent in the information revolution. Our obsessions withcultural memory can be read as re-representing a powerful reaction against the electronic archive and they mark a shift in the way we live structures of temporality. In this book, the media are the hidden veil through which the author looks at the problem of cultural memory and an emerging new sensibility of temporality in literature, art, politics, media theory and the museum
Doris Salcedo by Doris Salcedo( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doris Salcedo is a sculptor who lives and works in Bogotá. Her humanitarian & political commitment is reflected in her work that is made from found objects left in the abandoned homes of missing people in Colombia
Present pasts : urban palimpsests and the politics of memory by Andreas Huyssen( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memory of historical trauma has a unique power to generate works of art. This book analyzes the relation of public memory to history, forgetting, and selective memory in Berlin, Buenos Aires, and New York - three late-twentieth-century cities that have confronted major social or political traumas. Berlin experienced the fall of the Berlin Wall and the city's reemergence as the German capital; Buenos Aires lived through the dictatorships of the 1970s and 1980s and their legacy of state terror and disappearances; and New York City faces a set of public memory issues concerning the symbolic value of Times Square as threatened public space and the daunting task of commemorating and rebuilding after the attack on the World Trade Center. Focusing on the issue of monumentalization in divergent artistic and media practices, the book demonstrates that the transformation of spatial and temporal experience by memory politics is a major cultural effect of globalization
Other cities, other worlds : urban imaginaries in a globalizing age by Andreas Huyssen( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Other Cities, Other Worlds brings together leading scholars of cultural theory, urban studies, art, anthropology, literature, film, architecture, and history to look at non-Western global cities. The contributors focus on urban imaginaries, the way that city dwellers perceive or imagine their own cities. Paying particular attention to the historical and cultural dimensions of urban life, they bring to their essays deep knowledge of the cities they are bound to in their lives and their work. Taken together, these essays allow us to compare metropolises from the so-called periphery and gauge processes of cultural globalization, illuminating the complexities at stake as we try to imagine other cities and other worlds under the spell of globalization."--Book cover
Bürgerlicher Realismus by Andreas Huyssen( Book )

48 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine Übersicht und Vermittlung der literaturgeschichtlichen Entwicklung durch Aufgliederungen in Epochen und Gattungen
Postmoderne : Zeichen eines kulturellen Wandels by Andreas Huyssen( Book )

35 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in German and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama des Sturm und Drang : Kommentar zu einer Epoche by Andreas Huyssen( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in German and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Technological imagination : theories and fictions( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guillermo Kuitca : everything : paintings and works on paper, 1980-2008 by Guillermo Kuitca( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a survey of the Argentinean artist Guillermo Kuitca's work in the United States. This illustrated catalogue examines the artist's production between 1980 and 2008. It emphasises the artist's thematic groupings, and drawing, which significantly influenced his notion of painting
Die frühromantische Konzeption von Übersetzung und Aneignung : Studien zur frühromantischen Utopie einer deutschen Weltliteratur by Andreas Huyssen( Book )

27 editions published in 1969 in German and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the fall : German and Austrian art of the 1930s by Stefanie Heckmann( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exhibition, comprised of nearly 150 paintings and works on paper, will trace the many routes traveled by German and Austrian artists and will demonstrate the artistic developments that foreshadowed, reflected, and accompanied the beginning of World War II. Central topics of the exhibition will be the reaction of the artists towards their historical circumstances, the development of style with regard to the appropriation of various artistic idioms, the personal fate of artists, and major political events that shaped the era. The show assembles key works by leading artists such as Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Max Ernst, Oskar Kokoschka, and Alfred Kubin, and artists less familiar to audiences in the United States including Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, Albert Paris Gütersloh, Karl Hubbuch, Richard Oelze, Franz Sedlacek, Josef Scharl, and Rudolf Wacker, who will each be represented by small groups of significant works. Among the important loans to the exhibition will be Max Beckmann's "Bird Hell" from 1937-38, Oskar Kokoschka's "Portrait of Thomas G. Masaryk" from 1935-36, and Richard Oelze's "Uncanny Expectation" from 1935-36. The exhibition will also feature photographic portraits by Helmar Lerski and August Sander. 00Exhibition: Neue Galerie, New York, USA (08.03. - 28.05.2018)
Displacements : Mirosław Bałka, Doris Salcedo, Rachel Whiteread by Jessica Bradley( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Kentridge, Nalini Malani : the shadow play as medium of memory by Andreas Huyssen( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivan Sundaram : disjunctures by Vivan Sundaram( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This generously illustrated survey of the acclaimed Indian artist Vivan Sundaram features a comprehensive and wide ranging examination of his multi-media practice extending over a period of five decades. Vivan Sundaram's eclecticism is a distinctive feature of his work and is the focus of this monograph. A pioneer of installation art in India, Sundaram started off as a painter in the late 1960s but his desire to break free of the limits imposed by the pictorial frame only came to fruition in the early 1990s, when Sundaram began making works that no longer hinged on the specificity of a medium. This change in artistic direction coincided with his interest in exploring the materiality of a range of substances, whether artisanal or industrial. Sundaram's choice of materials has had a thematic resonance in the different bodies of work that he has made over the last twenty-five years. His practice keenly registers the civic dimension and political import of art. History, memory, and archive are the overarching concerns of his work. These themes define and structure this important publication and offer an open-ended framework for exploring the oeuvre of a highly original artist." --Publisher
Kritische und theoretische Schriften by Friedrich von Schlegel( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die deutsche Literatur : ein Abriß in Text und Darstellung by Andreas Huyssen( Book )

32 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in German and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making strange : Gagawaka + Postmortem by Vivan Sundaram by Vivan Sundaram( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume juxtaposes for the first time two striking bodies of work by Delhi-based and internationally recognized contemporary artist Vivan Sundaram. "Gagawaka," the first project, consists of twenty-seven sculptural garments made from a bizarre assortment of recycled materials including foam cups, surgical masks, tire tubes, tampons, X-ray film, bandages, bras, foil pill wrappers, and drain pipes. These garments evoke a relationship both playful and subversive to fashion, haute couture, the runway, and the brand. The second project, "Postmortem," is a collection of haunting sculptural objects composedof mannequins, tailor's dummies, wooden props, and models of human organs and bones. "Postmortem" questions the spectacle of "Gagawaka" with a wider set ofcommentaries about the human body and social concerns related to aging, illness, and death. Exhibition: Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA (19.04-06.09.2015)
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After the great divide : modernism, mass culture, postmodernism
Modernity and the text : revisions of German modernismTwilight memories : marking time in a culture of amnesiaDoris SalcedoPresent pasts : urban palimpsests and the politics of memoryOther cities, other worlds : urban imaginaries in a globalizing ageGuillermo Kuitca : everything : paintings and works on paper, 1980-2008
Alternative Names
Andreas Huyssen académico alemán

Andreas Huyssen Amerikaans literatuurcriticus

Andreas Huyssen críticu lliterariu estauxunidense

Andreas Huyssen german academic

Huyssen, Andreas

Huyssen, Andreas, 1942-

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