the avant-garde


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the avant-garde

Collectively, the artists of a particular era, medium, genre, etc., who represent the most innovate practitioners of that particular art form. He was a member of the avant-garde in Paris, but became disillusioned with the constant quest for original ideas.
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Citing the non-existence of critical literature on the Spanish avant-garde until the late 1980s, Gregori and Herrero-Sen<AEe> present their book on the avant-garde cultural practices from 1914 to 1936.
Posner has been praised by some for trying to expand the notion of the avant-garde, but the danger in applying the term to such a wide variety of films is that it becomes meaningless.
Sometimes I rather feel that way about the avant-garde, whether it's in dance, in drama, music, painting, or gardening.
Thus the discrepancy between the unifying promise of the title and the un-recuperated fracturing of the avant-garde along national lines will dismay the comparatist.
Philip Glass is a composer from the avant-garde wings of opera, concert music and performance art.
A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries, 1950-1975
Papers address such topics as building the Avant-Garde style through play, the child at the heart of the modern utopia, the destruction of the object and toys and art interdependency in the modern age.
By 1985, I had also read Peter Burger's Theory of the Avant-Garde, which was published in Germany in 1974 and finally appeared in English translation in 1984.
Personally, I am always just a shade suspicious of the avant-garde -- perhaps because I am now old enough to recognize how much of it is deja vu
Of the eleven essays on the avant-garde sensu strictu, seven are devoted to poetry, four of them wholly or partly to Lorca.
The book is divided into three sections on the future of art, the problem of progress in art and what makes up truly progressive art, and challenges to the perspective that the avant-garde opened productive spaces for the future of art.
of Otago, New Zealand) warns readers that there is no particular order or movement to her study, no new history of gastronomy or the avant-garde since the middle of the 20th century.
Mancini's sociological treatment of this basic art-world tension, and its significance for the future development of the avant-garde in the United States, is the most important feature of the book.
A recent authoritative history of Spanish literature, published in France, assigns to the avant-garde only four sides and three authors, Guillermo de Torre, Bergamin, and Gimenez Caballero, none of whom is considered at length in the collection under review.
If you cynically thought that the avant-garde had been reduced to a marketing tool to snare a hip audience, you're wrong.
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