By Michael Levenson
In this wide-ranging and unique account of Modernism, Michael Levenson attracts on greater than 20 years of analysis and a career-long fascination with the flow, its individuals, and the interval in which it thrived. looking a extra refined figuring out of the kin among the period's texts and contexts, he offers not just a very good survey but additionally an important reassessment of Modernism itself.
Spanning many a long time, illuminating person achievements and finding them in the intersecting histories of test (Symbolism to Surrealism, Naturalism to Expressionism, Futurism to Dadaism), the e-book locations the adjustments of tradition along the agitations of modernity (war, revolution, feminism, psychoanalysis). during this point of view, Modernism has to be understood extra extensively than just by way of its provocative works, experimental varieties, and singular careers. fairly, as Levenson demonstrates, Modernism might be considered because the emergence of an adversary tradition of the hot that trusted audiences in addition to artists, enemies in addition to supporters.
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Modernism by Michael Levenson