A Dictionary of the Avant-gardes

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Routledge, 2000 - Art - 708 pages
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This reference introduces the concept of avant-garde art to readers as it has been practised over the 20th century. Covering figures and genres in all styles of art - from animated films and holography to radio plays and concrete poetry - this resource is an introduction to often misunderstood art forms. Entries are divided between important individuals and trends and movements. Each entry includes a complete bibliography, discography, videography, works list and appropriate web links.

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An important resource for me but Kostelanetz's omissions and flatulent, dismissive treatment of certain figures (see his entry for Charles Bernstein) are telling. A few obscure and pretentious ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeb Haley - Goodreads

An important resource for me but Kostelanetz's omissions and flatulent, dismissive treatment of certain figures (see his entry for Charles Bernstein) are telling. A few obscure and pretentious ... Read full review

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Richard Kostelanetz is a world-renowned authority on the avant-garde arts, the author of over 25 critical works and over 45 anthologies. He is also a published poet, filmmaker, video and radio artist, and creator of multimedia works. He is a long-time resident of New York's Soho district.

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