The Aesthetics of Matter: Modernism, the Avant-Garde and Material Exchange

The Aesthetics of Matter [electronic resource] : Modernism, the Avant-Garde and Material Exchange 

Series: European Avant-Garde and Modernism StudiesPublisher: Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, 2013.Description: 1 online resource (435 pages).ISBN: 9783110317534.Subject(s)

Contents:

Introduction — Matter on the Move — Translations — Modernism Diffracted — Picture Postcards from The Sturm Gallery and Walden. Collection in Berlin — André Breton’s Autobiographical Cut-Ups — Collages, Photographs, and Cinema — Visual Music, a Missing Link? — From Abstract Film to Op Art and Kinetic Art? — Henryk Berlewi’s Mechano-Facture as a Transmedial Adaptation of Viking Eggeling’s Experimental Films — “hap-hap-hap-hap-happy clothes” — Avant-Garde Experiments in/with Material(s)
Deconstructive Readings of the Avant-Garde Tradition in Post-Socialist Retro-Avant-Garde Theatre — The Materiality of a Contemporary Avant-Garde? — Legacies of Surrealist Collage in Contemporary Art — Spaces and Places — Reproducing the Avant-Garde — The Art of Modernist Magazines — Bedeutungsveränderung und Kanonisierung des deutschen Expressionismus in den USA — Expressionism, Fiction and Intermediality in Nordic Modernism — Materiality and Dematerialization in Paul Neagu’s Work
Embodiment and Visuality in Post-1950 Music — Subjectivities — M/Paternal Meanings in the Neo-Avant-Garde — Raoul Hausmann et le montage de matériau textuel : Hylé I — Georges Hugnet’s Surrealist Monsters and Women — From Material Meaningless to Poetics of Potentiality — The Religious Dimension of Lettrist Visual Poetry — A “Dance of Gestures” — Hyperdialectic in Gertrude Stein’s Compositions — Conceptual Frames of Life — Passage du sujet dans la « matière mentale » surréaliste — List of Contributors — Index
La maison d’artiste en portrait, manifeste et sanctuaire — L’exemple de Fernand Khnopff — Liquid Modernity and the Concrete City — Ford Madox Ford and Virginia Woolf — Bodies and Sensoria — To “Feel Breathing” — Duchamp and the Immaterial Aesthetics of Scent — Synthesis Instead of Analysis — Avant-Garde Eat Art and the Cultural Dimensions of Taste — Lygia Clark, the Paris Years — The Body as Medium and Material — Les matérialités à l’oeuvre dans la « poésie élémentaire » de Julien Blaine — Corps, que me veux-tu?
The Poetic Materiality of Fascism on the British Stage — Dematerializing Verbal and Visual Matter — Wassily Kandinsky’s Bitextuality — Material Memory — Beyond Matter or Form — Invalidating Subliminal Contradictions in the Aesthetics of Matter — Upon Hearing James Joyce — The Anna Livia Plurabelle Gramophone Disc (1929) — Small Press Modernists — Collaboration, Experimentation and the Limited Edition Book — Plaster as a Matter of Memory — Auguste Rodin and George Segal

 

Summary: This volume proposes an in-depth exploration of the materiality of art and writing in modernism and the avant-garde. The essays explore how the avant-gardes and modernism attempted to establish the material specificity and hybridity of media and art forms. The collection sheds light on the full range and import of the aesthetics of matter in avant-garde and modernist practice across all art forms from the 19th century to the present day

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