Avant-Garde Florence: From Modernism to Fascism

Avant-Garde Florence: From Modernism to Fascism



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674055254
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 12/28/1993
Series: Studies in Cultural History Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 1.12(w) x 9.53(h) x 6.40(d)

Table of Contents


1. Sources of Avant—Gardism in Nineteenth-Century Florence

The Myth of Tuscany and the Problem of the Post—Risorgimento

Intellectual Life, the University, and Foreigners

Modernizing Florence

The Impact of Socialism and Aestheticism

2. The Leonardo Years

Fin—de—Siècle Florence and the Myth of Paris

The Birth of Leonardo and the Search for Secular Religion

The Rhetoric of Cultural Renewal

Spiritual Crisis and the End of Leonardo

3. La Voce:The Making Ofd Florentine Avant—Garde

New Departures, New Divisions

Cultural Politics in Florence, 1909—1911

A Widening Circle of Participants

War in Libya and Simmering Discontent

4. Culture Wars and War for Culture: The Years of Florentine Futurism

The Politics of Autobiography

Lacerba and Futurism, 1913—1915

The Words of a Modern Man

The Intervention Campaign

5. The Fate of the Florentine Avant—Garde: The War Years and the Postwar Crisis

The Experience of War

The War at Home and the Politicization of the Avant—Garde

The Emerging Culture of Florentine Fascism

Modernism and the Postwar "Recall to Order"


The Cultural Politics of Florentine Modernism

The Rhetoric of Mussolini

The Florentine Avant—Garde between Two Worlds




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