The End of the American Avant Garde: American Social Experience Series (Hardback)Stuart D. Hobbs (author)
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"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.
Publisher: New York University Press
Number of pages: 242
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
"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
"A significant work for intellectual and cultural historians, this is a tight, . . . focused examination of an important aspect of recent American culture."-Choice
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