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Modernism : the lure of heresy : from Baudelaire to Beckett and beyond

Author: Peter Gay
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Historian Gay explores the modernist rebellion that, beginning in the 1840s, transformed art, literature, music, and film with its assault on traditional forms. Beginning his epic study with Baudelaire, whose lurid poetry scandalized French stalwarts, Gay traces the revolutionary path of modernism from its Parisian origins to its emergence as the dominant cultural movement in world capitals such as Berlin and New  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Gay
ISBN: 9780393052053 0393052052
OCLC Number: 147986311
Description: xxii, 610 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: A climate for modernism --
Professional outsiders --
Irreconcilables and impresarios --
Painting and sculpture : the madness of the unexpected --
Prose and poetry : intermittences of the heart --
Music and dance : the liberation of sound --
Architecture and design : machinery, a new factor in human affairs --
Drama and movies : the human element --
Eccentrics and barbarians --
Life after death? --
Coda : And Gehry at Bilbao.
Responsibility: Peter Gay.
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A celebration of subversives: the first one-volume history of the greatest cultural movement since the Enlightenment.  Read more...

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