Sport and the European Avant-Garde (1900-1945)

Kramer, Andreas and Strozek, Przemyslaw, eds. 2021. Sport and the European Avant-Garde (1900-1945). Leiden: Brill. ISBN 9789004449855 [Edited Book]

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What has been the significance of sport for the European avant-garde in the first half of the 20th century? From an international and interdisciplinary perspective we show the extent to which avant-garde art and culture was shaped by the dynamic encounter with modern sports.

Our focus lies on avant-garde artists, groups, movements and institutions across Europe (including Cubism, Futurism, Vorticism, Purism, Expressionism, Dada, the Bauhaus, Constructivism in Central and Eastern Europe), thereby unfolding the diversity of avant-garde responses to modern sports. The book in front of you includes fascinating readings in the fields of aesthetics, visual cultures, cultural history and politics and highlights why specific kinds of sport such as cycling, boxing and football became important for avant-garde movements and artists.

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Edited Book

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English and Comparative Literature


25 November 2021

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18 Jan 2022 10:14

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