The avant-garde : a very short introduction /
- First edition.
- xii, 136 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
- A very short introduction ; 342. .
- Very short introductions ; 342. .
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Machine generated contents note: 1.Origins: emergence and consolidation 1820-1914 -- 2.Professionalisms and politics between the wars -- 3.Consumerism and co-option -- 4.The avant-garde and revolution.
The author explores the concept of the 'avant-garde' and examines its wider context through the development of western modernity, capitalist culture, and the global impact of both.