by James M. Harding, Not The Other Avant Garde Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Not The Other Avant Garde books, Almost without exception, studies of the avant-garde take for granted the premise that the influential experimental practices associated with the avant-garde began primarily as a European phenomenon that in turn spread around the world. These ten original essays, especially commissioned for Not the Other Avant-Garde, forge a radically new conception of the avant-garde by demonstrating the many ways in which the first- and second-wave avant-gardes were always already a transnational phenomenon, an amalgam of often contradictory performance traditions and practices developed in various cultural locations around the world, including Africa, the Middle East, Mexico, Argentina, India, and Japan. Essays from leading scholars and critics-including Marvin Carlson, Sudipto Chatterjee, John Conteh-Morgan, Peter Eckersall, Harry J. Elam Jr., Joachim Fiebach, David G. Goodman, Jean Graham-Jones, Hannah Higgins, and Adam Versényi-suggest collectively that the very concept of the avant-garde is possible only if conceptualized beyond the limitations of Eurocentric paradigms. Not the Other Avant-Garde is groundbreaking in both avant-garde studies and performance studies and will be a valuable contribution to the fields of theater studies, modernist studies, art history, literature, and music history. "Joins the growing field of critical and transnational theories on the arts. . . its grounding in live performance and its foregrounding of the performative human body presents a new theoretical paradigm that is pathbreaking." --Haiping Yan, University of California, Los Angeles James M. Harding is Associate Professor of English at Mary Washington University. He is author of Adorno and "A Writing of the Ruins": Essays on Modern Aesthetics and Anglo-American Literature and Culture and editor of Contours of the Theatrical Avant-Garde: Performance and Textuality. John Rouse is Associate Professor of Theater at the University of California, San Diego. He is author of Brecht and the West German Theatre.
by Robert Knopf, Theater Of The Avant Garde 1890 1950 Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Theater Of The Avant Garde 1890 1950 books, An essential volume for theater artists and students alike, this anthology includes the full texts of sixteen important examples of avant-garde drama from the most daring and influential artistic movements of the first half of the twentieth century, including Symbolism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dada, and Surrealism. Each play is accompanied by a bio-critical introduction by the editor, and a critical essay, frequently written by the playwright, which elaborates on the play’s dramatic and aesthetic concerns. A new introduction by Robert Knopf and Julia Listengarten contextualizes the plays in light of recent critical developments in avant-garde studies. By examining the groundbreaking theatrical experiments of Jarry, Maeterlinck, Strindberg, Artaud, and others, the book foregrounds the avant-garde’s enduring influence on the development of modern theater.
by James M. Harding, The Ghosts Of The Avant Garde S Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Ghosts Of The Avant Garde S books, Pronouncements such as “the avant-garde is dead,” argues James M. Harding, have suggested a unified history or theory of the avant-garde. His book examines the diversity and plurality of avant-garde gestures and expressions to suggest “avant-garde pluralities” and how an appreciation of these pluralities enables a more dynamic and increasingly global understanding of vanguardism in the performing arts. In pursuing this goal, the book not only surveys a wide variety of canonical and noncanonical examples of avant-garde performance, but also develops a range of theoretical paradigms that defend the haunting cultural and political significance of avant-garde expressions beyond what critics have presumed to be the death of the avant-garde. The Ghosts of the Avant-Garde(s) offers a strikingly new perspective not only on key controversies and debates within avant-garde studies but also on contemporary forms of avant-garde expression within a global political economy.
by Gosudarstvennyĭ russkiĭ muzeĭ (Saint Petersburg, Russia), The Knave Of Diamonds In The Russian Avant Garde Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Knave Of Diamonds In The Russian Avant Garde books, One of the most exciting phenomena of the Russian avantgarde is the Knave of Diamonds (Bubnovy valet/Karo Bube). The works of such individual members of this group are often shown at temporary exhibitions and are now shown since July 9 till October 11, 2004, in The Benois Wing.
by Mieke Bal, On Meaning Making Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download On Meaning Making books, This book aims to address the basic questions in semiotics, the theory of signs. What is semiotics? How is it used? how is it taught?
by James M. Harding, Cutting Performances Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cutting Performances books, Sheds light on the critical role that women artists have played in the evolution of the American avant-garde