The Theory of the Avant-Garde by Renato Poggioli

31jguvnHsdL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_ The Theory of the Avant-Garde (translated by Gerald Fitzgerald)

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (October 15, 1981)
Language: English

Convinced that all aspects of modern culture have been affected by avant-garde art, Poggioli explores the relationship between the avant-garde and civilization. Historical parallels and modern examples from all the arts are used to show how the avant-garde is both symptom and cause of many major extra-aesthetic trends of our time, and that the contemporary avant-garde is the sole and authentic one.