Modernism The Lure of Heresy from Baudelaire to Beckett and Beyond

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Publisher's Synopsis

In his most ambitious endeavour since Freud, acclaimed cultural historian Peter Gay traces and explores the rise of Modernism in the arts, the cultural movement that heralded and shaped the modern world, dominating western high culture for over a century.

He traces the revolutionary path of modernism from its Parisian origins to its emergence as the dominant cultural movement in world capitals such as Berlin and New York, presenting along the way a thrilling pageant of hereitcs that includes Oscar Wilde, Pablo Picasso, James Joyce, Walter Gropius and Any Warhol. The result is a work unique in its breadth and brilliance.

Lavishly illustrated, Modernism is a superb achievement by one of our greatest historians.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780099441960
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 700.9034
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 610
Weight: 468g
Height: 196mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 38mm