Chaos and Classicism: The New Body

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Atina Grossmann, Professor of History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Cooper Union, New York, explains the fascination with the body in the period between the two world wars. She reveals how the devastation of World War I led to feelings of physical alienation and an obsession with health and sports.

For more information, visit Chaos and Classicism: Art in France, Italy, and Germany, 1918–1936.