By Stephen Eric Bronner
Stephen Eric Bronner revisits the modernist project's groundbreaking thoughts, itsexperimental mind's eye, and its utopian politics. interpreting the inventive and highbrow achievements of the movement's top figures opposed to better social, political, and cultural developments, he follows the increase of a fallacious but salient attempt at liberation and its war of words with modernity.
Modernism on the Barricades good points chapters on expressionism, futurism, surrealism, and progressive artwork and comprises clean views at the paintings of Arnold Schoenberg, Wassily Kandinsky, and Emil Nolde, between others. the amount illuminates a world avant garde reason on resisting paperwork, standardization, medical rationality, and the expanding commodification of mass tradition. Modernists sought new methods of feeling, new kinds of expression, and new probabilities of event whereas looking to refashion society. Liberation was once their objective, besides the invigoration of day-by-day life―yet their technique entangled political resistance with the cultural.
Exploring either the political accountability of the artist and the manipulation of authorial goal, Bronner reconfigures the modernist circulation for modern revolutionary reasons and provides perception into the issues nonetheless complicating cultural politics. He eventually reasserts the political measurement of advancements usually understood in basically aesthetic phrases and confronts the self-indulgence and political irresponsibility of yes so-called modernists at the present time. the result's a protracted past due reinterpretation and rehabilitation of the modernist legacy for a brand new age.
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