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The Golden Avant-Garde

Idolatry, Commercialism, and Art

The Golden Avant-Garde( )
Author: Sassower, Raphael
Cicotello, Louis
Series title:Cultural Frames, Framing Culture Ser.
Publication Date:May 2000
Publisher:University of Virginia Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $60.00
Book Description:

Since the eighteenth century, artists--especially so-called avant-garde artists--have played a conflicting role in society. Part of the reason for their complex position, argue Raphael Sassower and Louis Cicotello, is the survival of the culture of idolatry in the modern age. In the twentieth century, artists can criticize the worship of material things or they can produce the things themselves. They can paint the scenes of worship of the golden calf--as the German expressionist...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Art / History / General
Philosophy / Aesthetics
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.63 Inches
Book Weight:0.77 Pounds

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