Central European Avant-Gardes by Timothy O. Benson
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Central European Avant-Gardes
By Timothy O. Benson

Central European Avant-Gardes

Exchange and Transformation 1910-1930

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Central European Avant-Gardes by Timothy O. Benson

Book Awards

  • Winner of Society of Architectural Historians Philip Johnson Award 2004.

Book Description

Central European Avant-Gardes presents the first interpretive overview of the complex webs of interaction among the artists and intellectuals of early twentieth-century Central Europe. The key stylistic transformation of the period was from Expressionism to Constructivism, as artists and writers, against a volatile background of war and revolution, saw the opportunity literally to construct a new world through their work. The borders between the visual arts, photography, film, architecture, poetry, and typography were obliterated, as artists sought to transcend the forces of traditionalism to forge an elemental visual language that would overcome national and linguistic boundaries. Yet at the same time that these artists advocated pluralism and unity, their work engaged issues such as nationalism and tradition that still resonate in artistic circles today.The book, which accompanies a major exhibition organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and curated by Timothy Benson, assisted by Monika Krol, is arranged around events and situations rather than by linear, art historical categories. It features hundreds of color plates and reproductions of documents; discussions of movements from Artificialism to Zenitism; essays on figures, publications, and exhibitions; and shorter "city views" of Belgrade, Berlin, Bucharest, Budapest, Cracow, Dessau, Ljubljana, GBPodz, Poznan, Prague, Vienna, Warsaw, Weimar, and Zagreb.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262025225
ISBN-10: 0262025221
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 203mm x 38mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Published to accompany the exhibition "Expressionist Utopias" mounted at the Los Angeles County Museum in 1993, this book explores how the optimistic themes of utopia and fantasy sustained faith among artists and architects in the power of art to shape a better world during World War I in Germany.

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Author Biography - Timothy O. Benson

Timothy O. Benson is Curator of the Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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