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Avant-Garde Art in Everyday Life: Early Twentieth-Century European Modernism (Art Institute of Chicago)

Andrés Mario Zervigón

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ISBN 10: 0300166095 / ISBN 13: 9780300166095
Published by Art Institute of Chicago / Yale University Press, 2011
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Title: Avant-Garde Art in Everyday Life: Early ...

Publisher: Art Institute of Chicago / Yale University Press

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Beginning around 1910, vanguard artists demanded that true art go beyond the intellectual and transform daily life. This volume highlights the work of six influential European artists who took this idea into the wider world, where it merged enthusiastically with demands in the industrial marketplace, the nascent mass media, and urban popular culture.

Featured are Piet Zwart, a Dutch designer who brought his minimalist aesthetic vision to ubiquitous items like biscuit boxes and postage stamps; Karel Teige, leader of the Czech avant-garde, who produced brilliant book and journal designs; his compatriot Ladislav Sutnar, who brought modernist "good design" to tableware, clothing, and children's toys; Gustav Klutsis, who pioneered using photomontage for political purposes; Lazar (El) Lissitzky, who produced some of the most exciting book, poster, and exhibition designs of the 1920s and '30s in Germany and Russia; and German artist John Heartfield, who worked exclusively in photomontage to design book covers, journals, and agitational posters for the Communist cause.

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Matthew S. Witkovsky is Curator of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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