French Primitivism and the Ends of Empire, 1945-1975

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For over a century, the idea of primitivism has motivated artistic modernism. Focusing on the three decades after World War II, known in France as les trentes glorieuses despite the loss of most of the country s colonial empire, this probing and expansive book argues that primitivism played a key role in a French society marked by both economic growth and political turmoil. In a series of chapters that consider significant aspects of French culture including the creation of new museums of French folklore and of African and ...

French Primitivism and the Ends of Empire, 1945-1975 2011, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226752693

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