Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Avant-garde Performance by G. Berghaus

How did the concept of the avant-garde come into existence? How did it impact on the performing arts? How did the avant-garde challenge the artistic establishment and avoid the pull of commercial theatre, gallery and concert-hall circuits? How did performance artists respond to new technological developments? Placing key figures and performances in their historical, social and aesthetic context, Gunter Berghaus offers an accessible introduction to post-war avant-garde performance. Written in a clear, engaging style, and supported by text boxes and illustrations throughout, this volume explains the complex ideas behind avant-garde art and evocatively brings to life the work of some of its most influential performance artists. Covering hot topics such as multi-media and body art performances, this text is essential reading for students of theatre studies and performance.

Buy Avant-garde Performance by G. Berghaus from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781403946454
ISBN-10: 1403946450
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 4-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Avant-garde Performance by G. Berghaus

Book Reviews - Avant-garde Performance by G. Berghaus

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Avant-garde Performance book by G. Berghaus and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - G. Berghaus

GUNTER BERGHAUS is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, UK. He has published widely in the areas of Renaissance and Baroque theatre, popular theatre, dance history, Modernist theatre, and avant-garde performance. As a theatre practitioner he has directed numerous plays from the classical and modern repertoire and devised many productions of an experimental nature.

Books By G. Berghaus

Avant-garde Performance by G. Berghaus
Hardback, May 2005