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Adriatic Fantasies: Venetian Modernism Between Decadence, Futurism, and the World Wars

Jennifer Scappettone

in Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164320
eISBN:
9780231537742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164320.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter demonstrates how Venice's artistic and architectonic heritage makes it extremely oppositional to Fascist urbanization, as well as to F. T. Marinetti's—founder of the Futurist ... More


Admonishment: Interpreting Catastrophe as Divine Punishment

J. Charles Schencking

in The Great Kant? Earthquake and the Chimera of National Reconstruction in Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162180
eISBN:
9780231535069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162180.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes how the Japanese elite interpreted the Great Kantō Earthquake as an act of divine warning and punishment due to increased frivolity, decadence, and hedonism in Tokyo, ... More


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