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The Theory of the Avant-Garde

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$40.00 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674882164

Publication: October 1981


256 pages

Belknap Press


Convinced that all aspects of modern culture have been affected by avant-garde art, Renato Poggioli explores the relationship between the avant-garde and civilization. Historical parallels and modern examples from all the arts are used to show how the avant-garde is both symptom and cause of many major extra-aesthetic trends of our time, and that the contemporary avant-garde is the sole and authentic one.