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The Resource Embattled avant-gardes : modernism's resistance to commodity culture in Europe, Walter L. Adamson

Embattled avant-gardes : modernism's resistance to commodity culture in Europe, Walter L. Adamson

Label
Embattled avant-gardes : modernism's resistance to commodity culture in Europe
Title
Embattled avant-gardes
Title remainder
modernism's resistance to commodity culture in Europe
Statement of responsibility
Walter L. Adamson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This sweeping work, at once a panoramic overview and an ambitious critical reinterpretation of European modernism, provides a bold new perspective on a movement that defined the cultural landscape of the early twentieth century. Walter L. Adamson embarks on a lucid, wide-ranging exploration of the avant-garde practices through which the modernist generations after 1900 resisted the rise of commodity culture as a threat to authentic cultural expression. Taking biographical approaches to numerous avant-garde leaders, Adamson charts the rise and fall of modernist aspirations in movements and individuals as diverse as Ruskin, Marinetti, Kandinsky, Bauhaus, Purism, and the art critic Herbert Read. In conclusion, Adamson rises to the defense of the modernists, suggesting that their ideas are relevant to current efforts to think through what it might mean to create a vibrant, aesthetically satisfying form of cultural democracy."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adamson, Walter L
Dewey number
709.04
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
NX542
LC item number
.A32 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arts, European
  • Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
  • Modernism (Aesthetics)
Label
Embattled avant-gardes : modernism's resistance to commodity culture in Europe, Walter L. Adamson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-425) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early avant-garde modernism -- Intellectuals, commodity culture, and religions of art in the nineteenth century -- F.T. Marinetti -- Guillaume Apollinaire -- Wassily Kandinsky -- Varieties of interwar modernism -- The rise and fall of design modernism: Bauhaus, De Stijl, and purism -- Futurism and its modernist rivals in fascist Italy -- André Breton's surrealism -- The critical modernism of Herbert Read
Control code
123136739
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 435 pages
Isbn
9780520252707
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007014869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)123136739
Label
Embattled avant-gardes : modernism's resistance to commodity culture in Europe, Walter L. Adamson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-425) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early avant-garde modernism -- Intellectuals, commodity culture, and religions of art in the nineteenth century -- F.T. Marinetti -- Guillaume Apollinaire -- Wassily Kandinsky -- Varieties of interwar modernism -- The rise and fall of design modernism: Bauhaus, De Stijl, and purism -- Futurism and its modernist rivals in fascist Italy -- André Breton's surrealism -- The critical modernism of Herbert Read
Control code
123136739
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 435 pages
Isbn
9780520252707
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007014869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)123136739

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