Avant Garde Cultural Movements of the 20th Century
The items listed below are a selection of the recently published books available in the USF, St. Petersburg Poynter Library Collection and relevant to the Avant-Garde Cultural Movements of the 20 th Century lecture series. Reference books (call number prefaced by a REF) are located on the first floor of the library. Books in the Circulation collection are located on the 2 nd and 3 rd floors of the library, however the majority of books on the avant-garde are shelved on the 3rd floor of the library under the classification range N and P. To find more resources, do a keyword search on a particular artist or use the following subject headings in Libraries of the USF System Online Catalog, the online book catalog for information on a particular movement:
Avant Garde Aesthethics
Avant Garde Music
A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes REF NX456 .K67 2000
A comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of short essays on avant-garde artists, movements, and styles. Entries may include sections listing the artists' Works, Paintings, Recordings, Exhibition Catalog, and Selected Books.
Debating American Modernism N6512.5.M63 B35 2003
Examines American art between the years 1915 - 1929. This book concentrates on the debates and relationship between the modernist art fractions as represented by Alfred Stieglitz (promoting an "intuitive and sensuous approach") and Marcel Duchamp ("champion of a more cerebral form of artistic investigation").
The Literary Vorticism of Ezra Pound and Wyndham Lewis PS3531.O82 Z57 1985
Dasenbrock defines Vorticism and discusses its use in the fiction and poetic works of Pound and Lewis. In particular, he examines "condition of painting" as a modernist aspiration and how this effects the language and narrative of their works.
Vortex: Pound, Eliot, and Lewis PS324 .M37
Materer provides readers with a literary history of the ideology of modernism. Using quotations, biographical information, and a discussion of the relationship between Pound, Eliot, and Lewis, Vortex examines the modernist context of political ideas, current events in the visual arts, and the study of poetics. Also addresses other modernists, namely Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and James Joyce..
Surrealism and Art
History of the Surrealist Movement NX456.5.S8 D8713 2002
An extensive volume on the historical development of surrealism, chronologically arranged covering the periods from 1919 to 1969. Includes a biographical appendix of brief essays on key surrealists and associates. Also provides a wide-ranging bibliography of primary and secondary resources on surrealism.
The Rise of Surrealism: Cubism, Dada, and the Pursuit of the Marvelous NX456.5.S8 B64 2002
Provides a historical and theoretical examination of the international events, ideas, artists and writers that helped shape and usher in the Surrealist movement. Much of this book is devoted to the competing styles of the avant-garde movements of Cubism (both literary and artistic), Metaphysical Art, Dada, and Surrealism.
Surrealism and Cinema
The Age of Gold: Surrealist Cinema PN1995.9.S85 S56 2003
Examines the theory behind surrealist cinema as well as its precursors and subsequent cinematic legacy. The two films Un Chien Andalou and L'Age d'Or are discussed in detail.
Dada and Surrealist Film PN1995.9.S85 D34 1987
Collection of essays that analyzes the differences between Dada and Surrealist film and explores the context of film scenarios within the larger artistic movements.
Bauhaus, 1919-1933 N332.G33 B443513 2002
Comprehensive history of the rise and demise of the Bauhaus movement. Describes the aesthetic, pedagogical, technological, architectural, and social aims of the Bauhaus and addresses its "conflicts and contradictions." Illustrations taken from Bauhaus Archiv , Berlin .
Bauhaus N332.G33 B42513 2000
Organized around 3 elements of the Bauhaus: 1. Themes - offering insight into the historical, political, and educational background of the Bauhaus from its beginnings in Germany to its current international influence; 2. Works - addressing the directors of particular Bauhaus periods and the artistic masters, and 3. an appendix on the contemporary documentation and merchandising of Bauhaus designs.
Walter Gropius and the Creation of the Bauhaus in Weimar N70 .F69
Examines the conceptual foundation of Bauhaus and aims to locate and define its artistic ideals in the context of Weimar , Germany shortly after World War 1.
Modernism and Literature
Encyclopedia of Literary Modernism REF PN56.M54 E53 2003
A quick reference resource to the authors, works, movements, theories, places, and events associated with literary modernism. Information is presented in mini-essays and focuses on English literary modernism and the period of 1890-1939. All entries include a bibliography of primary and secondary sources and cross-references to related entries.
Modern British Women Writers: an A-to-Z guide REF PR116 .M63 2002
This work provides essays on 58 British women writers (including women born in England and in the British Empire ) during the modernism, anti-modernism, and post-modernism periods of the 20 th century. Each entry includes an overview of the writer's background, analysis of her works, assessment of her achievements, and bibliographical list of primary and secondary resources.
The Senses of Modernism PN56.M54 D36 2002
The author argues that "modernist aesthetics from Marcel Proust to James Joyce [are] an index of a technological mediated crisis of the senses, a perceptual crisis that ultimately cuts across the question of art."
Modernist Women and Visual Cultures PR6045.O72 Z725 2003
Focuses on the domestic photographs of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell as well as the cinema writing of modernist artists such as Woolf, Colette, Richardson, and H.D. Bryer. The purpose of this examination is to explore and analyze the relationship between gender, writing, and visual modernism.
Outsiders Together PR6045.O72 Z8672 2000
Rosenfeld examines the relation of Virgina and Leonard Woofe and their fictional representations of marriage ranging from images of dialogue to a shared sense of isolation. The principle foci of this work are the writings of Virginia Woolf, although biographical information on both artists is also examined.
Dalí: the Salvador Dalí Museum Collection N7113.D3 A4 2000
A complete catalogue of the Dali Museum collection, with images of the art works and accompanying narration of each specific art work and Dali's development as an artist.
Salvador Dalí's Dream of Venus N7113.D3 A64 2002
A description of Dali's Dream of Venus pavilion at the 1939 New York World's Fair. Schaffner's narrative of the historical and physical development of the pavilion within the political context of the time is complemented by photographs of the pavilion construction and the performance preparation.
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