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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
58 words

a term coined by R. Wagner. It denotes a work of art to which music, poetry, mime, painting (in ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
85 words

(German: ‘total work of art’). ...

A term used to describe the cooperation of several arts in a single expressive aim.

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John Warrack

The Oxford Companion to Music

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
Length:
136 words
Although the ideal of an art form unifying music, poetry, and painting is as old as opera, and particularly absorbed German composers and writers from the mid-17th century, the term is ... More
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
65 words

(German, ‘complete or unified work of art’) ...

A term associated with the composer Richard Wagner (1813–1883) and discussed by him in his ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music
Length:
48 words
Unified work of art. Wagner's term for a dramatic work in which drama, music, poetry, song and paintings should be united into a new and complete art‐form. This theory is expounded in his ... More

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