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Douglas Sirk, Aesthetic Modernism and the Culture of Modernity

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The first truly interdisciplinary analysis to link Douglas Sirk's striking visual aesthetic to key movements in twentieth century art and architecture, this book reveals how the exaggerated artifice of Sirk's formal style emerged from his detailed understanding of the artistic debates that raged in 1920s Europe and the post-war United States. With detailed case studies of Final Chord and All That Heaven Allows, Victoria Evans demonstrates how Sirk attempted to dissolve the boundaries of cinema by assimilating elements of ...

Douglas Sirk, Aesthetic Modernism and the Culture of Modernity 2017, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781474409391

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