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Postwar Avant-Garde

Nowhere was the postwar avant-garde more radical than in architecture.  In order to shake off the “hegemonic grip” of academic classicism—and therefore bourgeois society—architecture would have to undergo a complete definitional transformation.  Instead of buildings serving functional uses for consumers’ lives and thereby reinforcing unjust social divisions, architecture would form a “single continuous environment, the world rendered uniform by technology, culture, and all the other inevitable forms of imperialism.”  And just what does
February 4, 2013
Flier for very first show at Taptoe, December 22, 1955
July 12, 2012
Chopin's library contains all kinds of quirky and fascinating volumes.
May 24, 2012
At left: Chopin at a sound poetry performance. At right: sample dactylopoème or typewriterpoem.
May 15, 2012
Bizarre, nos. 1-2; new series, nos. 1-46 (Paris, 1953-1968) Siné's Cover for Bizarre, no. 11/12 (May 1959), a special issue devoted entirely to "Jocondoclastie," or the playful misappropriation (and willful defacement) of the Mona Lisa
May 6, 2009
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