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Dictionary of the Avant Gardes, 1993

Identifier: CC-42712-44731

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Scope and Contents

This is the first edition of the book. Lost Books synopsis: Who invented the miniskirt? What avant-garde artist made a film of 200 human behinds? Why is a themepark a work of art? Who turned a urinal upside down, mounted it to a board, and submitted it to an art exhibit, signed "R. Mutt"?Our era is one of nearly constant innovation and change. The new is constantly pushing aside the old; and the once unimaginable-even the once ridiculed-is now commonplace. A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes recognizes that change is a driving force in all the arts. It covers major trends in music, dance, theater, film, visual art, sculpture, and performance art--as well as architecture, science, and culture. Entries are divided between important individuals and trends and movements. Each entry includes a complete bibliography, discography, and videography; works list; and appropriate web links. The book is richly illustrated with original art works and an 8-page color insert. For anyone with an interest in "what's new," this work is a treasure trove ofexploration and discovery. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1993



0 See container summary (1 soft cover book (244 pages)) ; 25.3 x 20.2 x 1.5 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

alpha shelf

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, gift from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: New York : a cappella books. Nationality of creator: American. General: Added by: MARVIN; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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