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The Birth of Black Square

Aleksandra Shatskikh

in Black Square: Malevich and the Origin of Suprematism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300140897
eISBN:
9780300162295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300140897.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the origin of Kazimir Malevich's painting Black Square. It explains that although the painting was created in 1915, Malevich backdated to it 1913 because its biography had a ... More


The Kennedy Assassination

Peter Knight

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624102
eISBN:
9780748671199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624102.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As a seminal event in late twentieth-century American history, the Kennedy assassination has permeated the American and world consciousness in a wide variety of ways. It has long fascinated American ... More


Children of Marx and Coca-Cola: Chinese Avant-garde Art and Independent Cinema

Xiaoping Lin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833367
eISBN:
9780824870607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833367.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book affords a deep study of Chinese avant-garde art and independent cinema from the mid-1990s to the beginning of the twenty-first century. It situates selected artworks and films in the ... More


Chapter 7

Xiao Lu

in Dialogue

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028122
eISBN:
9789882206816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028122.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the author's participation in the China Avant-garde Art Exhibition in Beijing, China. It explains that her participation at the exhibit was a pure coincidence because she did ... More


Kinetic Concrete Poetry

Roberto Simanowski

in Digital Art and Meaning: Reading Kinetic Poetry, Text Machines, Mapping Art, and Interactive Installations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667376
eISBN:
9781452946788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667376.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter describes the contemporary kinetic concrete poetry and its distinction from classical concrete poetry. It identifies the connection between software art, mannerism, postmodernism, ... More


Dancers of the Empire

Faye Yuan Kleeman

in In Transit: The Formation of a Colonial East Asian Cultural Sphere

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838607
eISBN:
9780824871482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838607.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the relationship between private body and empire by focusing on the life experiences of two modern dancers from the colonies: Choi Seunghee (1911–1969) of Chōsen and Tsai ... More


Surface Forms: Photography and Gertrude Stein’s Contact History of Modernism

Cara L. Lewis

in Dynamic Form: How Intermediality Made Modernism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749179
eISBN:
9781501749193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749179.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Photography

This chapter investigates how Gertrude Stein plays with the Künstlerroman. In The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933), she offers her own assessment of the position of the artist in a saturated ... More


Improper Names: Collective Pseudonyms from the Luddites to Anonymous

Marco Deseriis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694860
eISBN:
9781452952413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694860.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book offers a genealogy and theory of the improper name—defined as the adoption of the same pseudonym by organized collectives, affinity groups and individual authors. Improper Names focuses on ... More


Uneasy Parallels: From German Nationalism to Jewish Utopia

Kálra Móricz

in Jewish Identities: Nationalism, Racism, and Utopianism in Twentieth-Century Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250888
eISBN:
9780520933682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250888.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The goal of utopias is total unity, accomplished through total order, which has also been the essential quality of totalitarian political systems in the twentieth century. Nothing proved utopias' ... More


The Whitechapel Group

Rebecca Beasley

in Russomania: Russian culture and the creation of British modernism, 1881-1922

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198802129
eISBN:
9780191840531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802129.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

This first interchapter tells the early history of ‘the Whitechapel Group’, the network of Russian Jewish artists and writers who grew up together in the East End of London. We tend to separate the ... More


Conclusion

Gabriele Brandstetter

in Poetics of Dance: Body, Image, and Space in the Historical Avant-Gardes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199916559
eISBN:
9780199370108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916559.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter recontextualizes the pivotal period of avant-garde art at the turn of the century. Based on Rahel Varnhagen’s “dance dreams,” it first describes the transition from nineteenth-century ... More


Conclusion: Modernist Cultural Studies

Catherine Driscoll

in Modernist Cultural Studies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034249
eISBN:
9780813038421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034249.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The vital terms of modernist cultural analysis and debate remain so because they constantly need to be reestablished. Cultural studies as it is defined and practiced at the beginning of the ... More


Social Studies: The Jazz Composers Guild and the Jazz Composers Orchestra

Amy C. Beal

in Carla Bley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036361
eISBN:
9780252093395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036361.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the Jazz Composers Guild and the Jazz Composers Guild Orchestra, which directly affected Bley's career. The Jazz Composers Guild was a member-run musicians' cooperative. ... More


The Left in the 1920s: Good Morning (1919–22); The Freeman (1920–4); and The Modern Quarterly (1923–9)

Peter Marks

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199545810
eISBN:
9780191803475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.003.0049
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines how three different magazines — Good Morning, The Freeman, and The Modern Quarterly — contributed to political and cultural debate from a broadly leftist perspective. Two of ... More


The Negativity of Painting: Magritte’s This Is Not a Pipe.

Catherine M. Soussloff

in Foucault on Painting

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902414
eISBN:
9781452958804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902414.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In his writing on the Surrealist Magritte, Foucault explored the impact of avant-garde “word and image paintings” in the history of twentieth century painting. He proposed that the circulating ... More


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