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The sacred cause : the Europe that was lost : thoughts on central and eastern European modernism

Author: Tom Sandqvist
Publisher: Frankfurt am Main : PL Academic Research, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is about Modernism and Avant-Garde movements in Central and Eastern European art around the last turn of the century. It sketches a surrealistic, bewildering, irrational arena. At the same time, we are offered a differentiated view on the complex whole of the avantgarde scene in Eastern Europe. The author takes us to dark soirees, scandalous dada theatrical performances, drunken bouts with loudmouthed  Read more...
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Sandqvist, Tom.
Sacred cause
(DLC) 2013002515
(OCoLC)826899613
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Sandqvist
ISBN: 9783653024098 3653024099
OCLC Number: 864140906
Language Note: Translated from the Swedish.
Notes: "This book was originally published in Swedish under the title "Ett svunnet Europa. Om modernismens glömda rötter", ©Brutus Östlings Bokförlag Symposion, Stockholm 2009."
Description: 1 online resource (534 pages)
Contents: Cover; Commendatory Foreword; Contents; Introduction; 1. In Teresienburg and Berlin. Miroslav Krleža ́s Teresienburg, Internationale Ausstellung Revolutionärer Künstler in Berlin, and the Uproar in Düsseldorf; 2. In Vilnius. Lithuanian "la Belle Epoque" and the Birth of Polish Constructivism; 3. In Zagreb and Belgrade. Ljubomir Micić, the Barbaro-Genius, Zenitism, and Yugoslavian Dadaism; 4. In Budapest. Lajos Kassák, Activism, Constructivism, and the Hungarian Soviet Republic; 5. In Prague. Karel Teige, Devětsil, Poetism, and the Czech Avant-Garde. 6. In Poland. Polish Dada, Witkacy, the Polish Avant-Garde, and Nationalism7. In Galicia and Elsewhere. "Halb-Asien", Sociological Circumstances, Conditions of Life, and a Remarkable Exhibition in Lemberg; 8. Back in Poland. Symbolism, Messianism, Przybyszewski, Nationalism, and the Polish People; 9. Back in Prague. Alfons Mucha, Franz Kafka, Franz Werfel, Bohemian Nationalism, and Czech Turn of the Century; 10. Back in Budapest. Mihály Munkácsy, Endre Ady, Hungarian Symbolism, and the City at the Danube; 11. The "Jewish Question" --
and the National One. Preliminary Conclusions; Bibliography.
Other Titles: Svunnet Europe.
Responsibility: Tom Sandqvist.

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