+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
Central European Avant-Gardes : Exchange and Transformation, 1910-1930 - Timothy O. Benson

Central European Avant-Gardes

Exchange and Transformation, 1910-1930

By: Timothy O. Benson (Editor), Peter Nadas (Foreword by)

Hardcover Published: 15th March 2002
ISBN: 9780262025225
Number Of Pages: 448
For Ages: 18+ years old

Share This Book:

Hardcover

RRP $139.00
$100.75
28%
OFF
or 4 easy payments of $25.19 with Learn more
Ships in 3 to 4 business days

Winner of the 2004 Philip Johnson Award presented by the Society of Architectural Historians "Central European Avant-Gardes" presents the first interpretive overview of the complex webs of interaction among the artists and intellectuals of early twentieth-century Central Europe. The key stylistic transformation of the period was from Expressionism to Constructivism, as artists and writers, against a volatile background of war and revolution, saw the opportunity literally to construct a new world through their work. The borders between the visual arts, photography, film, architecture, poetry, and typography were obliterated, as artists sought to transcend the forces of traditionalism to forge an elemental visual language that would overcome national and linguistic boundaries. Yet at the same time that these artists advocated pluralism and unity, their work engaged issues such as nationalism and tradition that still resonate in artistic circles today. The book, which accompanies a major exhibition organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and curated by Timothy Benson, assisted by Monika Krol, is arranged around events and situations rather than by linear, art historical categories. It features hundreds of color plates and reproductions of documents; discussions of movements from Artificialism to Zenitism; essays on figures, publications, and exhibitions; and shorter "city views" of Belgrade, Berlin, Bucharest, Budapest, Cracow, Dessau, Ljubljana, odz, Poznań, Prague, Vienna, Warsaw, Weimar, and Zagreb.

Forewordp. 8
Introductionp. 12
A Careful Definition of the Locale: Walking Around and Around a Solitary Wild Pear Treep. 22
Exchange and Transformation: The Internationalization of the Avant-Garde(s) in Central Europep. 34
Nationalism and Modernityp. 68
Praguep. 81
The First Skupina Exhibition, Prague, 1912p. 87
Surrealitiesp. 90
Poetry in the Midst of the World: The Avant-Garde as Projectilep. 108
Central Europe: The Linguistic Turnp. 132
Budapestp. 141
Between Cultures: Hungarian Concepts of Constructivismp. 146
Viennap. 165
Art into Life: International Constructivism in Central and Eastern Europep. 172
Berlinp. 199
Weimarp. 205
The First Bauhaus Exhibition, Weimar, 1923p. 213
Dessaup. 217
The Exhibition as a Work of Art: Avant-Garde Exhibitions in East Central Europep. 226
Bucharestp. 247
Zagrebp. 255
Ljubomir Micic and the Zenitist Utopiap. 260
Belgradep. 279
Ljubljanap. 283
Methodology and Meaning in the Modern Art of Eastern Europep. 288
Poznanp. 307
Modernity and Nationalism: Avant-Garde Art and Polish Independence, 1912-1922p. 312
Cracowp. 327
Warsawp. 333
Collaboration and Compromise: Women Artists in Polish-German Avant-Garde Circles, 1910-1930p. 338
Lodzp. 357
The Phenomenon of Blurringp. 362
Checklist and Artist Biographiesp. 374
Selected Bibliographyp. 416
Acknowledgmentsp. 431
Lenders to the Exhibitionp. 436
Illustration Creditsp. 437
Indexp. 440
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780262025225
ISBN-10: 0262025221
Series: The MIT Press
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 15th March 2002
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.3  x 4.4
Weight (kg): 1.88