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The Theory of the Avant-Garde

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ISBN 9780674882164

Publication Date: 10/15/1981

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256 pages

Belknap Press

World

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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.

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