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The Resource The avant-garde : a very short introduction, David Cottington

The avant-garde : a very short introduction, David Cottington

Label
The avant-garde : a very short introduction
Title
The avant-garde
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
David Cottington
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For over a hundred years, the idea of the "avant-garde" has been perhaps the most important and influential force in modern culture, ruling the critical assessment of the significance of an artist or a work of art. If they have been judged to be "avant-garde," then they are worthy of consideration. But very little attempt has been made to explore why the idea of the "avant-garde" carries so much authority, or how it came to do so. What is more, the term remains a difficult one to define, and is often used in a variety of ways. In this Very Short Introduction, art historian David Cottington illuminates the concept of the avant-garde, exploring its wider context through the development of western modernity, capitalist culture, and the global impact of both. Cottington looks at the relation between "the avant-garde"--That is, the social entity (the "club")--and "avant-garde" qualities in a work of art (or design, or architecture, or any other cultural product), and he sheds light on the meaning of "avant-gardism." Perhaps most interesting, he considers whether--now that contemporary art seems to have broken all taboos and is at the center of a billion-dollar art market--is there still an "avant-garde" at all. And if so, what is the point of it and who are the artists concerned?
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cottington, David
Dewey number
700.904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
342
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
  • Art, Modern
  • Art, Modern
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Civilization, Modern
Label
The avant-garde : a very short introduction, David Cottington
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-129) 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
Machine generated contents note: 1.Origins: emergence and consolidation 1820-1914 -- 2.Professionalisms and politics between the wars -- 3.Consumerism and co-option -- 4.The avant-garde and revolution
Control code
809617057
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 136 pages
Isbn
9780199582730
Lccn
2012277389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)809617057
Label
The avant-garde : a very short introduction, David Cottington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-129) 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
Machine generated contents note: 1.Origins: emergence and consolidation 1820-1914 -- 2.Professionalisms and politics between the wars -- 3.Consumerism and co-option -- 4.The avant-garde and revolution
Control code
809617057
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 136 pages
Isbn
9780199582730
Lccn
2012277389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)809617057

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