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Author Butler, Christopher, 1940-

Title Early modernism : literature music and painting in Europe, 1900-1916 / Christopher Butler
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press, [1994]


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Description xviii, 318 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents 1. The Dynamics of Change. 1. Scepticism and Confrontation. 2. The Withdrawal from Consensual Languages. 3. Technique and Idea -- 2. The Development of a Modernist Aesthetic: New Languages for Painting and Music. 1. Matisse and Expression. 2. Kandinsky and Abstraction. 3. Schoenberg and Atonality. 4. Braque, Picasso, and Cubism. 5. Language and Innovation -- 3. The Modernist Self. 1. Internal Divisions. 2. Subjectivity and Primitivism -- 4. The City. 1. The Individual and the Collective. 2. The Futurists. 3. The Poet in the City. 4. Beyond the Stream of Consciousness. 5. Berlin -- 5. London and the Reception of Modernist Ideas. 1. From Hulme to Imagism. 2. Post-Impressionism versus Futurism. 3. Futurism. 4. Abstraction, Classicism, and Vonicism -- 6. Aspects of the Avant-Garde. 1. Diffusion and Adaptation. 2. Progress and the Avant-Garde. 3. Irrationalism and the Social. 4. A Political Conclusion?
Summary Early Modernism is a uniquely integrated introduction to the great avant-garde movements in European literature, music, and painting at the beginning of this century, from the advent of Fauvism to the development of Dada
In contrast to the overly literary bias of previous studies of Modernism, the book highlights the interaction between the arts in this period. It traces the fundamental and interlinked re-examination of the arts brought about by Matisse, Picasso, Schoenberg, Eliot, Apollinaire, Marinetti, and many others, which led to radically new techniques, such as atonality, cubism, and collage. These changes are set in the context both of the art that preceded them and of a new and profound shift in ideas. Theories of the unconscious, the association of ideas, primitivism, and reliance upon an expressionist intuition led to a reshaped conception of personal identity, and the book examines the representation of the Modernist self in the work of figures including Mann, Joyce, Conrad, and Stravinsky. Lavishly illustrated, Early Modernism provides an elegant and incisive guide to this momentous period in the history of European art
Analysis Arts Modernism History
Arts Modernism History
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Arts, Modern -- 20th century -- Europe.
Arts, European.
Arts, European -- 20th century.
Modernism (Art) -- Europe.
LC no. 93026945
ISBN 0198117469 :
019818252X paperback