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The Theory of the Avant-Garde

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$43.50 • £34.95 • €39.00

ISBN 9780674882164

Publication Date: 10/15/1981


256 pages

Belknap Press


There can be no doubt that this book is a classic.British Journal of Aesthetics

His rich background…ideally equipped him for the task of mapping the wilderness of avant-garde art and aesthetics. Indeed, Poggioli tackles his vast subject systemically, by integrating the aesthetic approach in a psychological, social, and historical range.Comparative Literature Studies

Poggioli’s study is a magnificent achievement. In both his topic and his manner of treatment, he has demonstrated that the criticism of art is indistinguishable from the criticism of life.Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

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