The Old Guard and the Avant-Garde: Modernism in Chicago, 1910-1940 Sue Ann Prince

ISBN: 9780226682846

Published: December 18th 1990

Hardcover

304 pages


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The Old Guard and the Avant-Garde: Modernism in Chicago, 1910-1940  by  Sue Ann Prince

The Old Guard and the Avant-Garde: Modernism in Chicago, 1910-1940 by Sue Ann Prince
December 18th 1990 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 304 pages | ISBN: 9780226682846 | 8.22 Mb

The Old Guard and the Avant-Garde: Modernism in Chicago, 1910-1940 brings together the history and the critical reaction to the new developments in art and design, places them in the context of conservative yet innovative Chicago at the turn of theMoreThe Old Guard and the Avant-Garde: Modernism in Chicago, 1910-1940 brings together the history and the critical reaction to the new developments in art and design, places them in the context of conservative yet innovative Chicago at the turn of the century, and explores the tensions between tradition and innovation.

The individual essays present the best in specialized current research, yet one can clearly understand the impact of modernism on the broader intellectual and cultural life of the city. I eagerly await as cohesive and thorough an analysis of the subject for New York.—David Sokol, University of ChicagoThis is fresh and fascinating research about the ups and downs of modernism in Chicago, a city where art students reportedly once hung Matisse in effigy.

Regional studies like this one broaden our understanding of how the art world has worked outside of New York and gives depth to a story we know too narrowly. Applause all the way around.—Wanda M. Corn, Stanford University



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