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Besides, to imagine their impact, one must remember the social structure that
went with the word "Music" in late tsarist Russia. Music pervaded the culture at
every level, but in Moscow and St. Petersburg it was the social art par excellence.
The Surrealists, however, were nearly all baptized Catholics from France or
Spain, and the French Church before World War II enjoyed a degree of social
power almost unimaginable today. To attack Catholic taboos was thus a
Does art's ineffectuality in the face of politics make political consciousness - one's
whole sense of social existence - inaccessible to art? Obviously not. Only the
avant- garde's claim to transform the objective conditions of life through art has ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review