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Rethinking the Vanguard : aesthetic and political positions in the modernist debate, 1917-1962

Author: John W Maerhofer
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2009.
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How has political revolution figured into the development of avant-garde cultural production? Is the vanguard an antiquated concept or does its influence still resonate in the 21st century? Focusing closely on the convergence of aesthetics and politics that materialized in the early part of the twentieth century, this study offers a re-interpretation of the historical avant-garde from 1917 to 1962, a turbulent  Read more...
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Maerhofer, John W.
Rethinking the Vanguard.
Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2009
(DLC) 2009674526
(OCoLC)390401405
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John W Maerhofer
ISBN: 9781443811354 1443811351 9781443812276 1443812277
OCLC Number: 667048827
Description: 1 online resource (x, 215 pages)
Contents: The theoretical margins of the historical avant-garde. Spectrums : Adorno, Bürger, and Suleiman ; Revolution-as-signifier : aesthetics and politics after 1917 ; Toward a Leninist theory of art : vanguardism and the role of the committed artist, 1917-1934 --
Art, propaganda, and the manifesto, 1924-1938. Ideology and the praxis of the manifesto ; The strange diversion : communism in the service of the Surrealist revolution ; Socialist realism and the cult of the avant-garde artist --
Vanguardism : left and right movements, 1930-1948. Engineering souls : Louis Aragon and réalisme socialiste ; Ezra Pound, Futurism, and the culture of Fascism ; Towards a revolutionary Formalism : the vanguardist poetics of Louis Zukofsky --
Third world revolutions and the crisis of European aesthetic and political vanguardism, 1950-1962. Vanguardism and third world revolutionary discourse ; Aimé Césaire, Négritude, and vanguardist crisis ; The localization of the vanguard : Frantz Fanon and the Algerian revolution --
Towards a conclusion : late capitalism and the historical context of the neo-avant-garde.
Responsibility: by John W. Maerhofer.

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How has political revolution figured into the development of avant-garde cultural production? Is the vanguard an antiquated concept or does its influence still resonate in the 21st century?  Read more...

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