Early Modernism: Literature, Music, and Painting in Europe, 1900-1916 / Edition 1

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Overview

Early Modernism is a uniquely integrated introduction to the great avant-garde movements in European literature, music, and painting at the beginning of this century, from the advent of Fauvism to the development of Dada.

In contrast to the overly literary focus of previous studies of modernism, this book highlights the interaction between the arts in this period. It traces the fundamental and interlinked re-examination of the languages of the arts brought about by Matisse, Picasso, Schoenberg, Eliot, Apollinaire, Marinetti, Ben, and many others, which led to radically new techniques, such as atonality, cubism, and collage. These changes are set in the context both of the art that preceded them and of a new and profound shift in ideas. Theories of the unconscious, the association of ideas, primitivism, and reliance upon an expressionist intuition led to a reshaped conception of personal identity, and Butler examines the representation of the modernist self in the work of figures including Mann, Joyce, Conrad, and Stravinsky.

Accessible and wide-ranging, the book is lavishly illustrated with over sixty illustrations, many in color. It provides an elegant and incisive guide to a momentous period in the history of European art.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198182528
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 1,171,011
  • Product dimensions: 9.13 (w) x 6.13 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Butler is Tutor in English Literature and Curator of Pictures at Christ Church, Oxford.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction
1 The Dynamics of Change
1 Scepticism and Confrontation 1
2 The Withdrawal from Consensual Languages 4
3 Technique and Idea 14
2 The Development of a Modernist Aesthetic: New Languages for Painting and Music
1 Matisse and Expression 25
2 Kandinsky and Abstraction 37
3 Schoenberg and Atonality 46
4 Braque, Picasso, and Cubism 56
5 Language and Innovation 70
3 The Modernist Self
1 Internal Divisions 89
2 Subjectivity and Primitivism 106
4 The City
1 The Individual and the Collective 133
2 The Futurists 137
3 The Poet in the City 154
4 Beyond the Stream of Consciousness 158
5 Berlin 176
5 London and the Reception of Modernist Ideas
1 From Hulme to Imagism 209
2 Post-Impressionism versus Futurism 215
3 Futurism 220
4 Abstraction, Classicism, and Vonicism 225
6 Aspects of the Avant-Garde
1 Diffusion and Adaptation 241
2 Progress and the Avant-Garde 250
3 Irrationalism and the Social 261
4 A Political Conclusion? 268
Bibliographic Notes 287
Index 297
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