"By 1966, the composer Virgil Thomson would write, "Truth is, there is no avant-garde today." How did the avant garde dissolve, and why? In this thought-provoking work, Stuart D. Hobbs traces the avant garde from its origins to its eventual appropriation by a conservative political agenda, consumer culture, and the institutional world of art.
"Hobbs provides ample grounds for readers to ponder the interplay between particular movements in the arts and a larger American culture in the late 1950s and early 1960s."
-American Historical Review
Series: American Social Experience Series; 37
Number Of Pages: 242
Published: 1st January 2000
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.78 x 14.86
Weight (kg): 0.34