Empire of Ecstasy: Nudity and Movement in German Body Culture, 1910-1935

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"Empire of Ecstasy" offers a novel interpretation of the explosion of German body culture between the two wars - nudism and nude dancing, gymnastics and dance training, dance photography and criticism, and diverse genres of performance from solo dancing to mass movement choirs. Karl Toepfer presents this dynamic subject as a vital and historically unique construction of 'modern identity.' The modern body, radiating freedom and power, appeared to Weimar artists and intelligentsia to be the source of a transgressive energy, ...

Empire of Ecstasy: Nudity and Movement in German Body Culture, 1910-1935 1997, University of California Press, Berkerley

ISBN-13: 9780520206632

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