Primitive Renaissance: Rethinking German Expressionism

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Index
Adorno, Theodor W.: Aesthetic Theory, 194 n.51, 19811.36
Adorno, Theodor W., and Max Horkheimer: Dialectic of Enlightenment, 1–2, 22, 176, 195 n.54, 202 n.17, 229 n.10
Aeschylus, 71; Prometheus Bound, 60–61
aestheticism: expressionist critique of, 110–11, 123, 124–25, 140, 141, 166, 212 n.18; expressionist revolt against, 16, 97; Nietzsche's form of, 37–40, 49– 50, 66–69, 200 n.1
aesthetics: Benjamin's, 7–12, 66–67, 200 n.1; Einstein's, 19–23, 121–46, 155–56, 161, 187–88, 195 n.54, 218 n.48, 219 n.64 n.66, 220 n.70, 225 n.11; expressionist, 3–6, 16, 101; fascist, 14–15; Kandinsky's, 18, 107–8, 109–10, 114– 16, 120; modernist, 98, 194 n.47, 204 n.6 n.7; Nietzsche's, 17–18, 39–50, 51– 65, 78–79, 182–83, 198 n.40, 199 n.4; poststrucmralist, 37–40. See also construction; form; totality
African art: Einstein's interest in, 14–15, 121–25, 129–35, 141–46, 180, 210 n.3, 218 n.48; expressionist interest in, 5, 99, 204 n.7, 208 n.39; history of European interest in, 29, 98–100, 150. See also Negro Sculpture (Einstein)
African legend. See “The Wanderer of the Plain” (Einstein)
African Sculpture (Einstein), 123, 212 n.12
Afrikanische Legenden (Einstein), 173, 223 n.29, 227 n.1
All Saints I (Kandinsky), 104, 104, 206 n.20
All Saints II (Kandinsky), 105, 106, 107, 206 n.20
Animated Stability (Kandinsky), 119
anthropology, 76, 83–93, 98, 195 n.1, 202 n.3
The Antichrist (Nietzsche), 198 n.43, 226 n.16
Anz, Thomas, 189 n.10
Arrival of the Merchants (Kandinsky), 102–3, 107, 207 n.24
Artaud, Antonin, 178
Auerbach, Erich, 151–52, 162, 222 n.23
Bachofen, Johann: Der Mythos vom Orient und Okzident, 51–52, 199 n.3
Baeumler, Alfred, 51–53, 199 n.3
Baltz-Balzberg, Regina, 190 n.11
Balzac, Honoré de, 153
barbarism: myth as, 34, 66–67, 202 n.17; the primitive as, 2, 76; reason as, 17– 18, 69–74
Baudelaire, Charles, 10, 11
Baumann, Zygmunt, 202 n.17
Bebuquin (Einstein), 161–72, 225 n.6; attack on dilettantism in, 167, 225 n.10; real versus fantastical in, 23, 158, 161– 66, 225 n.8 n.11; significance of death in, 166–72, 186, 226 n.13, 227 n.17 n.19; title of, 224 n.4; veiled reference to Nietzsche in, 169, 225 n.7
Becher, Johannes, 5
Beethoven, Ludwig van: Ninth Symphony, 33
Benjamin, Jean K., 205 n.19
Benjamin, Walter, 6–15, 72; ambivalence of, toward ritual and tradition, 7–12, 192 n.22 n.26; call of, for liberation from myth, 10–12, 192 n.31, 200 n.3; as critic of Nietzsche, 66–67, 69, 199 n.1 n.4, 200 n.2 n.3; political affinities of, 6–7, 24–25; primitivism of,

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