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Preface Introduction PART ONE: EARLY AVANT-GARDE MODERNISM 1. Intellectuals, Commodity Culture, and Religions of Art in the Nineteenth Century 2. F.T. Marinetti 3. Guillaume Apollinaire 4. Wassily Kandinsky PART TWO: VARIETIES OF INTERWAR MODERNISM 5. The Rise and Fall of Design Modernism: Bauhaus, De Stijl, and Purism 6. Futurism and Its Modernist Rivals in Fascist Italy 7. Andre Breton's Surrealism 8. The Critical Modernism of Herbert Read Conclusion Notes Index

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Walter L. Adamson is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of History at Emory University where he teaches modern European intellectual and cultural history as well as modern Italian history. He is author of Avant-Garde Florence: From Modernism to Fascism. winner of the Howard Marraro Prize of the American Historical Association, and Hegemony and Revolution (UC Press), winner of the Howard Marraro Prize of the Society for Italian Historical Studies.


"This [is an] erudite, richly comparative study of avant-garde aesthetics and public engagement." -- Laura Winkiel Modernism/Modernity

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