A Dictionary of the Avant-gardes

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Schirmer Books, 2000 - Art - 708 pages
This interdisciplinary guide to the cutting edge art movements include hundreds of new entries in all areas of the arts, greater coverage of women artists, and new entries on the internet and other emerging technologies. It covers every influential avant-garde movement and style, such as abstract expressionism, bauhaus, bebop, free jazz, futurism, performance art, and surrealism.--[book cover]

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About the author (2000)

Richard Kostelanetz was born in 1940 in New York City and still lives there. He is a writer, artist, critic, and editor of the avant- garde who is productive in many fields. He has degrees from Brown University, Columbia University, and attended King's College, London. He served as visiting professor or guest artist at a variety of institutions and lectured widely. His published works include In the Beginning (1971), The End of Intelligent Writing: Literary Politics in America (1974), Recyclings: A Literary Autobiography (1974, 1984), A Berlin Lost (1984), and A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes (1999), as well as many small press experimental and visual poetry titles. Individual entries on Richard Kostelanetz's work appear in Readers Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers, Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature, Contemporary Poets, Contemporary Novelists, Postmodern Fiction, Webster's Dictionary of American Writers and Britannica.com.

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