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Author Barreiro López, Paula, author
Title Avant-garde art and criticism in Francoist Spain / Paula Barreiro López
Imprint Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2017
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  N7108 .B37 2017    AVAILABLE    30520020832417
Descript viii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Series Value: Art: Politics ; 12
Value, art, politics ; 12
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
This groundbreaking book surveys the shifts in the aesthetic discourse and artistic practises that decisively influenced the shaping of the avant-garde during Franco's dictatorship (1939-1975). On the basis of extensive, so far unpublished, archival material, it discusses the intellectual and cultural field as an important battlefield for fighting the regime from within. The study opens with a comprehensive historical overview on the cultural world from the end of the Spanish Civil War throughout Francoism and reveals for the first time the broader intellectual and cultural context of vanguard art considering the special relations and negotiation processes between artist, critics and institutions during a major gap in the historiography of post-war Spanish culture: the late Franco dictatorship (1959-1975). It then analyses in depth the important role that a group of art critics played as theoreticians and peers in key artistic movements from the 1950s onwards. Using their extensive international networks in the midst of the Cold War period, they decisively influenced the aesthetic and cultural debates of their time and very concretely helped shaping a completely new discourse for the avant-garde in Spain. This book discusses the creation of this new discourse that linked culture and ethics/politics and analyses its impact on the intellectual and artistic landscape (visual, print and exhibition culture) during the last decades of Franco's regime
Subject Art -- Spain -- History -- 20th century
Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- Spain -- History -- 20th century
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