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Avant-Garde Florence

From Modernism to Fascism

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$65.00 • €48.00

ISBN 9780674729315

Publication Date: 12/28/1993

338 pages

9 halftones, 1 line illustration

Studies in Cultural History


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  • Introduction
  • 1. Sources of Avant-Gardism in Nineteenth-Century Florence
    • The Myth of Tuscany and the Problem of the Post—Risorgimento
    • Intellectual Life, the University, and Foreigners
    • Modernizing Florence
    • The Impact of Socialism and Aestheticism
  • 2. The Leonardo Years
    • Fin-de-Siècle Florence and the Myth of Paris
    • The Birth of Leonardo and the Search for Secular Religion
    • The Rhetoric of Cultural Renewal
    • Spiritual Crisis and the End of Leonardo
  • 3. La Voce: The Making of Florentine Avant—Garde
    • New Departures, New Divisions
    • Cultural Politics in Florence, 1909–1911
    • A Widening Circle of Participants
    • War in Libya and Simmering Discontent
  • 4. Culture Wars and War for Culture: The Years of Florentine Futurism
    • The Politics of Autobiography
    • Lacerba and Futurism, 1913–1915
    • The Words of a Modern Man
    • The Intervention Campaign
  • 5. The Fate of the Florentine Avant-Garde: The War Years and the Postwar Crisis
    • The Experience of War
    • The War at Home and the Politicization of the Avant-Garde
    • The Emerging Culture of Florentine Fascism
    • Modernism and the Postwar “Recall to Order”
  • Conclusion
    • The Cultural Politics of Florentine Modernism
    • The Rhetoric of Mussolini
    • The Florentine Avant-Garde between Two Worlds
  • Note
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 1994 Helen & Howard Marraro Prize, American Historical Association, American Catholic Historical Association, and Society for Italian Historical Studies
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