Urban Avant-Gardes and Social Transformation: Art, Architecture and Change / Edition 1

Urban Avant-Gardes and Social Transformation: Art, Architecture and Change / Edition 1

by Malcolm Miles
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415266882

ISBN-13: 9780415266888

Pub. Date: 04/08/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Urban Avant-Gardes and Social Transformation explores one of the key issues of the present avant-gardes: how they challenge and change urban conditions. Comprehensive and insightful, this is a timely and much appreciated publication |o Iain Borden, University College London A timely rallying call. Miles shows how critical cultural practices can even now be

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Urban Avant-Gardes and Social Transformation explores one of the key issues of the present avant-gardes: how they challenge and change urban conditions. Comprehensive and insightful, this is a timely and much appreciated publication |o Iain Borden, University College London A timely rallying call. Miles shows how critical cultural practices can even now be agents of social transformation |o Paul Usherwood, Northumbria University Can art or architecture change the world? Is it possible, despite successive failures, to think of a new cultural avant-garde today? What would this mean? Urban Avant-Gardes and Social Transformation attempts to contribute to debate on these questions, by looking back to past avant-gardes from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, by examining the theoretical and critical terrain around avant-garde cultural interventions, and by profiling a range of contemporary cases of radical cultural practices. Urban Avant-Gardes and Social Transformation brings together material from a wide range of disciplines to argue for cultural intervention as a means to radical change, while recognizing that most such efforts in the past have not delivered the dreams of their perpetrators.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415266888
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/08/2004
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. 1871: Spitting on Napoleon 2. 1912: Red Flags and Revolutionary Anthems 3. 1938: Graffiti at Cap-Martin 4. 1967: The End of Utopia 5. 1989: After the Wall 6. 1993 (i): In Memories of Dark Times 7. 1993 (ii): Participation and Provocation 8. 2001 (i): Sustainabilities 9. 2001 (ii): Cosmopolis

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