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THE IDEA OF THE AVANT-GARDE: AND WHAT IT MEANS TODAY. Ed. by Marc James Leger. Manchester University Press, 2014. Published in association with Left Curve Publications, Oakland. Distributed by Oxford University Press. 294 pp. with 114 ills. 28 x 22 cm. ISBN 9780719096914 In English.
Publisher's description: The Idea of the Avant Garde: And What It Means Today is premised on the view that the avant garde has an increased importance in these times of global political crisis. Much cultural production today is shaped by a biopolitics that construes all creative and knowledge production in terms of capital accumulation. A different kind of culture is possible. This collection of writings, essays, interviews and artworks by many of today's most radical cultural practitioners and astute commentators on matters avant garde mediates the different strategies and temporalities of avant-garde art and politics. Tracing diverse genealogies and trajectories, the book offers an inter-generational forum of ideas that covers different arts fields, from visual art, art activism, photography, film and architecture, to literature, theatre, performance, intermedia and music.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1970 — Several Media
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 164054
Paperbound $35.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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