European Avant-Garde: New Perspectives

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This collection of critical essays is designed to lay the foundations for a new theory of the European avant-garde. It starts from the assumption that not one all-embracing intention of all avant-garde movements - i.e. the intention of "reintegrating art into the practice of life" (Peter Burger) - but the challenge of new cultural technologies, in particular photography and cinema, constitutes the main driving force of the formation and further development of the avant-garde. This approach permits to establish a ...

European Avant-Garde: New Perspectives 2000, Editions Rodopi B.V., Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789042015937

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