The culture of regionalism : art, architecture and international exhibitions in France, Germany and Spain, 1890-1939 / Eric Storm
- Storm, Eric, 1966-
- Manchester : Manchester University Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- xi, 319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
- Machine generated contents note: 1.France -- 2.Germany -- 3.Spain -- 4.Germany -- 6.Spain -- 7.Barcelona and Seville -- 8.Paris -- 9.Munich and Düsseldorf.
- This pioneering book studies the rise, heyday and demise of regionalism from the Belle +poque until the Eve of the Second World War. By using a novel comparative perspective it gives a fresh view of the relationship between regionalism, regional movements and nation-building. Storm further illuminates how during the first decades of the twentieth century the culture of regionalism slowly lost the battle against its main rival, the avant-garde. -- and Regional identities, like national identities, were created and sometimes even invented; and this was equally the case in France, Germany and Spain. Artists, architects and international exhibitions played a highly influential role in this process. During the 1890's painters began to apply the regionalist ideology by producing images of a presumably harmonious and authentic rural society. Shortly afterwards they were followed by architects, who constructed villas and garden cities inspired by vernacular cottages. Later on regionalism was used at international exhibitions by widely differing regimes, such as the Primo de Rivera dictatorship in Spain, the Popular Front government in France, and the Nazis in Germany. They all appropriated, and in some cases perverted, the regionalist message showing that strong regional identities would ultimately reinforce national unity. --Book Jacket.
- 9780719081477 (hbk.) and 0719081475 (hbk.)
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-311) and index.
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