Art history and the politics of empire: Rethinking the Vienna school

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/95445
Title:
Art history and the politics of empire: Rethinking the Vienna school
Authors:
Rampley, M. (Matthew)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Arts and Media.
Citation:
Rampley, M. (2009) 'Art history and the politics of empire: Rethinking the Vienna school', Art Bulletin, 91 (4), p.446.
Publisher:
College Art Association, Inc.
Journal:
Art Bulletin
Issue Date:
Dec-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/95445
Abstract:
The standard narrative of the Vienna school of art history has cast its authors as cosmopolitan, progressive, and aesthetically liberal. Few have focused on the interrelation of the Vienna school and the Cultural politics of Austria-Hungary. An exploration of the school's engagement with the Hapsburg Empire's cosmopolitan ideology, of "unity in diversity" reveals that Vienna school writings reproduce long-standing hierarchies in which Slav and Romanian art and Culture were either dismissed or regarded as backward. Contrary to commonly held views of the Vienna school as progressive, its cosmopolitanism frequently propounded an imperialist outlook comparable to colonial attitudes elsewhere in Europe.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
Vienna school; art history; cultural politics; Austria; Hungary; Hapsburg Empire
ISSN:
0004-3079
Rights:
No publisher policy information on http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 01/04/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science, 01/04/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorRampley, M. (Matthew)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-01T12:50:46Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-01T12:50:46Z-
dc.date.issued2009-12-
dc.identifier.citationArt Bulletin; 91 (4): 446en
dc.identifier.issn0004-3079-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/95445-
dc.description.abstractThe standard narrative of the Vienna school of art history has cast its authors as cosmopolitan, progressive, and aesthetically liberal. Few have focused on the interrelation of the Vienna school and the Cultural politics of Austria-Hungary. An exploration of the school's engagement with the Hapsburg Empire's cosmopolitan ideology, of "unity in diversity" reveals that Vienna school writings reproduce long-standing hierarchies in which Slav and Romanian art and Culture were either dismissed or regarded as backward. Contrary to commonly held views of the Vienna school as progressive, its cosmopolitanism frequently propounded an imperialist outlook comparable to colonial attitudes elsewhere in Europe.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCollege Art Association, Inc.en
dc.rightsNo publisher policy information on http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 01/04/2010]en
dc.subjectVienna schoolen
dc.subjectart historyen
dc.subjectcultural politicsen
dc.subjectAustriaen
dc.subjectHungaryen
dc.subjectHapsburg Empireen
dc.titleArt history and the politics of empire: Rethinking the Vienna schoolen
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Arts and Media.en
dc.identifier.journalArt Bulletinen
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science, 01/04/2010]en
or.citation.harvardRampley, M. (2009) 'Art history and the politics of empire: Rethinking the Vienna school', Art Bulletin, 91 (4), p.446.-
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