Art Attack: A Short Cultural History of the Avant-garde

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 192 pages
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In the army, the advance guard is the first wave of soldiers who rush into enemy territory, risking their lives to map out the terrain. In the arts, the avant-garde consists of people who have devoted their talents, even their lives, to seeing the future and to confronting others with their visions. This intriguing introduction to modern art examines the avant-garde from its nineteenth-century origins in Paris to its meaning and influence today. It presents the visionaries who took the greatest risks, who saw the furthest, and who made the most challenging art-art that changed how we imagine our world. From cubism to pop art and beyond, this is the story not only of those risk takers, but of their creations and of the times in which they lived. Notes, bibliography, index.
 

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Would have loved to see the images in color, despite the points Aronson made in "Note to the reader" (p. 13). Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
7
NOTE TO THE READER
13
Nijinsky Against the World
27
The Disorder of My Mind
43
Art Is Dead
57
An Icon for Our Times
70
Our Business Is Rejoicing
87
No Future
148
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Marc Aronson is the award-winning author of a wide variety of nonfiction works for younger readers, including Sir Walter Raleigh and the Quest for El Dorado, which received the first Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award. He edits and publishes young adult fiction in a special arrangement with Candlewick and lives with his wife and two sons in Maplewood, New Jersey. For more information visit www.marcaronson.com.

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