Textbooks European Avant-garde Mobi Read Apps Download This collection of critical essays is designed to lay the foundations for a new theory of the European avant-garde. Published by Publisher ♜Rodopi♜ It starts from the assumption that not one all-embracing intention of all avant-garde movements – i.e. Published by Publisher ♜Rodopi♜ the intention of “reintegrating art into the practice of life” (Peter Bürger) – 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. Published by Publisher ♜Rodopi♜ This approach permits to establish a theoretical framework that takes into account the diversity of artistic aims and directions of the various art movements and encourages a wide and open exploration of the multifaceted and often contradictory nature of the great variety of avant-gardist innovations. Published by Publisher ♜Rodopi♜ Following the theoretical foundation of the new approach, individual contributions concentrate on a diverse range of avant-gardist concepts, trends and manifestations from cubist painting and the literary work of Apollinaire and Gertrude Stein to the screeching voices of futurism, dadaist photomontage and film, surrealist photographs and sculptures and neo-avant-gardist theories as developed by the French group OuLiPo. Published by Publisher ♜Rodopi♜ The volume closes with new insights gained from placing the avant-garde in the contexts of literary institutions and psychoanalytical and sociological concepts. Published by Publisher ♜Rodopi♜ The main body of the volume is based on presentations and discussions of a three-day research seminar held at Yale University, New Haven, in February 2000. Published by Publisher ♜Rodopi♜ The research group formed on this occasion will continue with its efforts to elaborate a new theory of the avant-garde in the coming years.
- Author≣Dietrich Scheunemann,American Comparative Literature Association_Books
- ISBN 10≣9789042012042
- ISBN 13≣9042012048