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Author Antliff, Allan.

Title Anarchy and art : from the Paris Commune to the fall of the Berlin Wall / Allan Antliff
Published Vancouver [B.C.] : Arsenal Pulp Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (213 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents A beautiful dream: Courbet's realism and the Paris Commune of 1871 -- Wandering: neo-impressionists and depictions of the dispossessed -- Obscenity: the advent of Dada in New York -- True creators: Russian artists of the anarchist revolution -- Death to art!: the post-anarchist aftermath -- Gay anarchy: sexual politics in the crucible of McCarthyism -- Breakout from the prison house of modernism: an interview with Susan Simensky Bietila -- With open eyes: anarchism and the fall of the Berlin Wall
Summary One of the powers of art is its ability to convey the human aspects of political events, ranging from war to revolution to sexual liberation. Art can also transform society, a theme that pervades this fascinating survey on art, artists, and anarchism since the nineteenth century. In numerous essays, Allan Antliff interrogates moments of engagement when artists, poets, philosophers, and critics have confronted pivotal events over the past 140 years. The survey begins with artist Gustave Courbet and writer Emile Zola's activism during the 1871 Paris Commune (which established the modern-day Frenc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-208) and index
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Subject Anarchism in art.
Art and society.
Art -- Political aspects.
Artists -- Political activity.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1551523000 (electronic bk.)
9781551523002 (electronic bk.)