A Dictionary of the Avant-gardes

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Psychology Press, 2001 - Art - 708 pages
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A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes recognizes that change is a driving force in all the arts. It covers major trends in music, dance, theater, film, visual art, sculpture, and performance art--as well as architecture, science, and culture.
  

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A dictionary of the avant-gardes

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Kostelanetz, an independent writer, filmmaker, performing artist, and self-described collective composed of twelve industrious elves, has added 462 pages and an eight-page glossy photo insert to the ... Read full review

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Yes Kostelanetz is opinionated. But damn is it a fine collection. Where else are you going to find "Rimbaud, Stein, Cage, Beefheart, electronic music, Reinhardt, Duchamp, Fuller, Paik, performance art, Reich, copy culture, etc." STUFF LIKE THIS MUST BE PROTECTED FROM THE PHILISTINES!! Read full review

Contents

THE DICTIONARY
44
POSTFACE
85
CONTRIBUTORS
162
THE PRINCIPAL AUTHOR
SUBJECT INDEX
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Richard Kostelanetz is a world-renowned authority on the avant-garde arts, the author of over 25 critical works and over 45 anthologies. He is also a published poet, filmmaker, video and radio artist, and creator of multimedia works. He is a long-time resident of New York's Soho district.

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