The Window. Motif and Topos in Austrian, German and Swiss Art and Literature

Kunzelmann, Heide and Simon, Anne, eds. (2016) The Window. Motif and Topos in Austrian, German and Swiss Art and Literature. London German Studies XV . Iudicium, Munich, Germany, 210 pp. ISBN 978-3-86205-438-1. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Windows – those thinner patches in the external skins of buildings that function as both barrier and channel between the individual and the outside world. They structure the facades of buildings and hence our everyday environment. They display articles of desire, technological progress and economic growth and so reveal new departures in style, aspiration and attitudes to the individual. Through the built environment in which we live, windows even function as building blocks of our personal identity. This volume illustrates how an item so central to our everyday life comes to govern aesthetic discourses concerned with openness and knowledge. It also identifies how, in the German cultural context, the literature, art and architecture of different epochs exploit the window's potential as both physical portal and metaphor for human interconnectedness, self-perception and the transcendence of the self.

Item Type: Edited book
Uncontrolled keywords: German literature;Austrian Literature; Swiss Literature; window; cultural studies; architecture; cultural politics; materiality and symbolism
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
P Language and Literature
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages (inc film, TV and radio studies)
P Language and Literature > PD Germanic languages
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PT Germanic literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > German
Depositing User: Heide Kunzelmann
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2016 14:18 UTC
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 07:35 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55082 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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