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The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution

Steven Lee

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173520
eISBN:
9780231540117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173520.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

During the 1920s and 1930s, American minority artists and writers collaborated extensively with the Soviet avant-garde, seeking to build a revolutionary society that would end racial discrimination ... More


The Last Snapshot of the British Intelligentsia: Documentary, Mass-Observation, and the Fate of the Liberal Avant-Garde

Thomas S. Davis

in The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231169424
eISBN:
9780231537889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169424.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that documentary aesthetics turn to everyday life in order to create works that promoted the norms and values of the British liberal state during its period of greatest distress.


Jean-François Lyotard: The Roller Coaster of the Sublime

Boris Groys

in Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146180
eISBN:
9780231518499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146180.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Jean-François Lyotard's theory of the sublime. In his Critique of Judgment, Immanuel Kant defines the sublime as follows: “That is sublime which even to be able to think of ... More


/ The Translatability of Planetary Poiesis: Vicente Huidobro’s Creacionismo in Temblor de cielo / Tremblement de ciel

Ignacio Infante

in After Translation: The Transfer and Circulation of Modern Poetics Across the Atlantic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251780
eISBN:
9780823252831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251780.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter analyzes the avant-garde poetics of the cosmopolitan Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro (1893-1948). Huidobro’s creacionismo was mostly developed while he was connected to two different ... More


Dialogue

Lu Xiao

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028122
eISBN:
9789882206816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028122.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

What forces continue to oppress and restrain women artists in contemporary China? Some powerful answers are provided in this fictional memoir of an author who played an important role in the ... More


Watching the red dawn: The American avant-garde and the Soviet Union

Barnaby Haran

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719097225
eISBN:
9781526109705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097225.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Watching the red dawn charts the responses of the American avant-garde to the cultural works of its Soviet counterpart in period from the formation of the USSR in 1922 to recognition of this new ... More


Sound and Vision: The Artistry of Margaret Leng Tan and Evans Chan in Sorceress of the New Piano, Makrokosmos I & II, and The Maverick Piano

Michael Ingham

in Postcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative Histories: The Cinema of Evans Chan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789888208166
eISBN:
9789888313488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208166.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Written in the light of theories of cinematic sound and musical composition, this essay examines the four documentaries Evans Chan has filmed about the work of the pianist Margaret Leng Tan. Like ... More


Somewhere in the city

Des O’Rawe

in Regarding the Real: Cinema, documentary, and the visual arts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099663
eISBN:
9781526104137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099663.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In Joseph Cornell’s New York films from the 1950s, documentary forms shift between realism and symbolism, materiality and mystery. This chapter emphasizes several converging critical contexts for the ... More


Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices

Catherine Gander and Sarah Garland (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991500
eISBN:
9781526115003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991500.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Mixed Messages presents and interrogates ten distinct moments from the arts of nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century America where visual and verbal forms blend and clash. Charting ... More


Introduction: the red Atlantic

Barnaby Haran

in Watching the red dawn: The American avant-garde and the Soviet Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719097225
eISBN:
9781526109705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097225.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter sets up the book by considering another of introductory themes. ‘The red Atlantic’ involves an American-Russian transnationational interchange across several media in relation to the ... More


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