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The Cult of the Avant-Garde Artist examines the philosophical, psychological and aesthetic premises for avant-garde art and its subsequent evolution and corruption in the late twentieth century. Arguing that modernist art is essentially therapeutic in intention, both towards self and society, Donald Kuspit further posits that neo-avant-garde, or post-modern art, at once mocks and denies the possibility of therapeutic change. As such, it accommodates the status quo of capitalist society, in which fame and fortune are valued above anything else. Stripping avant-garde art of its missionary, therapeutic intention, neo-avant-garde art instead converts it into a cliché of creative novelty or ironical value for its fashionable look. Moreover, it destroys the precarious balance of artistic narcissism and social empathy that characterizes modern art, tilting it cynically towards the former. Incorporating psychoanalytic ideas, particularly those concerned with narcissism, The Cult of the Avant-Garde Artist offers a reinterpretation of modern art history. Donald Kuspit, one of America's foremost art critics, is a contributing editor to Artforum and the author of many books.

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9780062126016 | Harperteen, January 6, 2015, cover price $17.99
9780521413459, titled "The Cult of the Avant-Garde Artist" | Cambridge Univ Pr, March 1, 1993, cover price $44.95 | also contains The Cult of the Avant-Garde Artist | About this edition: The Cult of the Avant-Garde Artist examines the philosophical, psychological and aesthetic premises for avant-garde art and its subsequent evolution and corruption in the late twentieth century.

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9780062126023 | Harperteen, January 5, 2016, cover price $9.99

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The classic tale of a beautiful young woman confronting the oppression of her sex by taking a lover displays the author's radical views on religion, marriage, the search for self, and the struggle for women. Original.

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9789027201591 | John Benjamins Pub Co, July 29, 2015, cover price $149.00

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9780553214123, titled "The Story of an African Farm" | Bantam Classic & Loveswept, May 1, 1993, cover price $4.95 | also contains The Story of an African Farm | About this edition: The classic tale of a beautiful young woman confronting the oppression of her sex by taking a lover displays the author's radical views on religion, marriage, the search for self, and the struggle for women.

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9781844677207 | Verso Books, June 20, 2011, cover price $26.95

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9781781688380 | Reprint edition (Verso Books, April 7, 2015), cover price $18.95
9780373244300, titled "The Sheik and the Runaway Princess" | Harlequin Books, November 1, 2001, cover price $4.50 | also contains The Sheik and the Runaway Princess

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Product Description: The essays in Virgin Microbe foreground thematic issues and advance recent theoretical agendas, such as the study of identity construction and the relationship between the avant-garde and mass culture, rather than focusing on biographies of individual Dadaists or centers of Dada activity...read more
By David Hopkins (editor)

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9780810129399 | Northwestern Univ Pr, February 28, 2014, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: The essays in Virgin Microbe foreground thematic issues and advance recent theoretical agendas, such as the study of identity construction and the relationship between the avant-garde and mass culture, rather than focusing on biographies of individual Dadaists or centers of Dada activity.

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From antiglobalist activists and corporate adbusters to online hackers and guerilla street artists, the influence of the Situationist International (SI) is writ large across our contemporary cultural landscape. Formed in 1957 as a merger of four European avant-garde groups with backgrounds in Marxism and Lettrism, the SI would over the next decade introduce many key intellectual and artistic concepts to us, including the society of the spectacle, pyschogeography, unitary urbanism, and at least one major work of critical and utopian architecture in Constant's New Babylon: City for Another Life. In 50 Years of Recuperation McKenzie Wark, the critically acclaimed author of A Hacker Manifesto,explores how our contemporary understanding of art, politics, and even reality itself has been shaped by these original culture jammers.

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9781568987897, titled "50 Years of Recuperation of the Situationist International: The Situationist International 1957-2007" | Princeton Architectural Pr, July 4, 2008, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: From antiglobalist activists and corporate adbusters to online hackers and guerilla street artists, the influence of the Situationist International (SI) is writ large across our contemporary cultural landscape.

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9781616891084 | Reprint edition (Princeton Architectural Pr, November 28, 2012), cover price $21.95

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Product Description: This interdisciplinary study fuses analysis of feminist literature and manifestos, radical political theory, critical vanguard studies, women's performance art, and popular culture to argue for the animal liberation movement as successor to the liberationist visions of the early twentieth-century avant-gardes, most especially the Surrealists...read more

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9789042034235 | Rodopi Bv Editions, January 1, 2012, cover price $87.00 | About this edition: This interdisciplinary study fuses analysis of feminist literature and manifestos, radical political theory, critical vanguard studies, women's performance art, and popular culture to argue for the animal liberation movement as successor to the liberationist visions of the early twentieth-century avant-gardes, most especially the Surrealists.

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Product Description: Situation -- a unique set of conditions produced in both space and time and ranging across material, social, political, and economic relations -- has become a key concept in twenty-first-century art. Rooted in artistic practices of the 1960s and 1970s, the idea of situation has evolved and transcended these in the current context of globalization...read more
By Claire Doherty (editor)

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9780262513050 | Mit Pr, October 30, 2009, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Situation -- a unique set of conditions produced in both space and time and ranging across material, social, political, and economic relations -- has become a key concept in twenty-first-century art.

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9780271033426 | Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, July 15, 2009, cover price $82.95
9780139387128, titled "The United States in the Twentieth Century" | Prentice Hall, March 1, 1978, cover price $41.20 | also contains The United States in the Twentieth Century

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9781402759215 | Sterling Pub Co Inc, November 4, 2008, cover price $14.95

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Product Description: Poetry of the Revolution tells the story of political and artistic upheavals through the manifestos of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Ranging from the Communist Manifesto to the manifestos of the 1960s and beyond, it highlights the varied alliances and rivalries between socialism and repeated waves of avant-garde art...read more

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9780691122595 | Princeton Univ Pr, November 21, 2005, cover price $78.50

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9780691122601 | Princeton Univ Pr, November 21, 2005, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: Poetry of the Revolution tells the story of political and artistic upheavals through the manifestos of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Product Description: Zurbrugg (English and cultural studies, DeMontford U., England) had completed the manuscript before he died suddenly in 2001. Over the course of 15 years he interviewed avant-garde poets, filmmakers, dancers, writers, composers, and performance artists...read more
By Nicholas Zurbrugg (editor)

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9780816638321, titled "Art, Performance, Media: 31 Interviews" | Univ of Minnesota Pr, May 1, 2004, cover price $78.00 | About this edition: Over the course of fifteen years, Nicholas Zurbrugg interviewed the avant-garde poets, filmmakers, dancers, writers, composers, and performance artists who were defying tradition, crossing genres, and forever changing how art would be created, performed, and interpreted.

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9780816638338 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, May 1, 2004, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Zurbrugg (English and cultural studies, DeMontford U.

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Analyzes the art and artists of the futurist movement, focusing on its themes and background

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9780226657318 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 1, 1987, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Analyzes the art and artists of the futurist movement, focusing on its themes and background

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9780226657387 | Univ of Chicago Pr, December 3, 2003, cover price $30.00
9780226657325 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, November 1, 1989), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Analyzes the art and artists of the futurist movement, focusing on its themes and background

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9780810114920 | Northwestern Univ Pr, October 1, 2000, cover price $99.95

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9780810114937 | Northwestern Univ Pr, October 1, 2000, cover price $34.95

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Since the eighteenth century, artists--especially so-called avant-garde artists--have played a conflicting role in society. Part of the reason for their complex position, argue Raphael Sassower and Louis Cicotello, is the survival of the culture of idolatry in the modern age. In the twentieth century, artists can criticize the worship of material things or they can produce the things themselves. They can paint the scenes of worship of the golden calf--as the German expressionist Emil Nolde did in "Dance Around the Golden Calf" (1910), in which garish exaggerations reflect a condemnation of materialistic culture--or they can be the ones fabricating the idol for a fee.Part radical critics, part celebrity servants of bourgeois tastes, avant-garde artists such as Marcel Duchamp, René Magritte, Andy Warhol, the Christos, and Keith Haring have captured the twentieth-century imagination and inspired the artistic community to reconsider its social, political, and cultural roles. Charting the uneasy middle ground occupied by these artists and their work, Sassower and Cicotello argue that their success has as much to do with their complicity with capitalist forces as it does with their defiance of them. Indeed, the major theme of The Golden Avant-Garde is the inability of any cultural subgroup to withstand the overwhelming power of capitalism, commercialism, and science and technology.While some artists are paid by governments and institutions to construct national and religious monuments that express and honor society's most valuable principles and goals, the same society has fabricated a romantic myth of artists as revolutionary heroes who defy the authorities and pay dearly for their passion and vision. The Golden Avant-Garde is a unique collaboration between a philosopher and an artist, who bring their different perspectives to bear on how the avant-garde navigates the cultural, financial, and technological challenges presented by this postmodern dilemma. Often, Sassower and Cicotello conclude, avant-garde artists have become adept at manipulating the same forces that they seek to exaggerate and articulate in their work. (view table of contents)

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9780813919348 | Univ of Virginia Pr, June 1, 2000, cover price $60.00

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9780813919355 | Univ of Virginia Pr, June 1, 2000, cover price $38.50 | About this edition: Since the eighteenth century, artists--especially so-called avant-garde artists--have played a conflicting role in society.

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For the past few decades Hal Foster’s critical gaze has encompassed the increasingly complex machinery of the culture industry. His observations push the boundaries of cultural criticism to establish a vantage point from which the seemingly disparate agendas of artists, patrons, and critics have a telling coherence. Recodings has become the classic “primer in poststructuralist debate” (Village Voice). The essays present a constellation of concerns about the limits and myths of postmodernism, the uses and abuses of historicism, the connections of recent art and architecture with media spectacle and institutional power, and the transformations of the avant garde and of cultural politics generally.

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9780941920032 | Bay Pr, December 1, 1985, cover price $16.95

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9781565844643 | New Pr, March 1, 1999, cover price $20.95
9780941920049 | Bay Pr, June 1, 1985, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: For the past few decades Hal Foster’s critical gaze has encompassed the increasingly complex machinery of the culture industry.

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Following World War I, a new artistic-social avant-garde emerged with the ambition to engage the artist in the building of social life. Through close readings of the works of Alexander Rodchenko, El Lissitzky, and László Moholy-Nagy whose careers covered a broad range of artistic practices and political situations, Victor Margolin examines the way these three artists negotiated the changing relations between their social ideals and the political realities they confronted. Focusing on the difficult relationship between art and social change, Margolin brings important new insights to the understanding of the avant-garde's role in a period of great political complexity."An ambitious effort. This book puts the masters of European Modernism into perfect focus as inventors, propagators, and practitioners of a visual language that continues to hold sway over contemporary graphic style."—Steven Heller"Worth the wait. . . . Margolin usefully presents what he calls the 'failed hope' of this movement in this valuable effort."—Publishers Weekly

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9780226505152 | Univ of Chicago Pr, April 1, 1997, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Following World War I, a new artistic-social avant-garde emerged with the ambition to engage the artist in the building of social life.

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9780226505169 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, June 20, 1998), cover price $32.00

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9780896599628 | Exp sub edition (Abbeville Pr, July 1, 1989), cover price $34.95

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9780789202963 | 3 sub edition (Abbeville Pr, February 1, 1998), cover price $37.50
9780896599635 | Revised edition (Abbeville Pr, July 1, 1989), cover price $29.95

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