By Stefan Jonsson

ISBN-10: 0231164785

ISBN-13: 9780231164788

Between 1913 and 1933, the loads grew to become a decisive preoccupation of eu tradition, fueling modernist routine in paintings, literature, structure, theater, and cinema, in addition to the increase of communism, fascism, and experiments in radical democracy. Spanning aesthetics, cultural reports, highbrow historical past, and political idea, this quantity unpacks the importance of the shadow agent often called "the mass" in the course of a severe interval in eu heritage. It follows its evolution into the popular conceptual software for social scientists, the fitting slogan for politicians, and the selected picture for artists and writers attempting to seize a society in flux and a humans in upheaval. This quantity is the second one installment in Stefan Jonsson's epic examine of the gang and the mass in glossy Europe, development on his paintings in A short historical past of the Masses, which excited by enormous works of art produced in 1789, 1889, and 1989.

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