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Title A cultural history of the avant-garde in the Nordic countries 1925-1950 / edited by Benedikt Hjartarson, Andrea Kollnitz, Per Stounbjerg, Tania Ørum.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill Rodopi, [2019]

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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 968 pages) : illustrations
Series Avant-garde critical studies ; volume 36
Avant garde critical studies ; 36.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1925-1950 is the first publication to deal with the avant-garde in the Nordic countries in this period. The essays cover a wide range of avant-garde manifestations: literature, visual arts, theatre, architecture and design, film, radio, body culture and magazines. It is the first major historical work to consider the Nordic avant-garde in a transnational perspective that includes all the arts and to discuss the role of the avant-garde not only within the aesthetic field but in a broader cultural and political context: the pre-war and wartime responses to international developments, the new cultural institutions, sexual politics, the impact of refugees and the new start after the war."--Provided by publisher.
Contents Preface -- Notes on Contributors -- Cosiness and Subversion -- From Post-Cubism to Functionalism and "Scandinavian Surrealism" / Benedikt Hjartarson -- Paradigmatic Cases -- Introduction to Section 1 / Andrea Kollnitz -- Viking Eggeling and European Avant-Garde Cinema / Malte Hagener and Yvonne Zimmermann -- For Our Own Time -- Negotiating Tradition, Modernity and the Avant-Garde at the Stockholm Exhibition 1930 / Andrea Kollnitz -- The Kjersmeier Collection of African Art, the Danish Avant-Garde and the Construction of Photographic Meaning / Wendy A. Grossman -- Alvar Aalto around 1930 -- Between Modernism and the Avant-Garde / Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen -- Asger Jorn and Cobra -- A Many-Headed Beast / Karen Kurczynski -- Legacies and New Directions -- Introduction to Section 2 / Benedikt Hjartarson -- Quosego -- Final Blow, Starting Shot / Fredrik Hertzberg -- Surrealism in Denmark -- Vilhelm Bjerke-Petersen's Book Surrealismen, 1934 / Camilla Skovbjerg Paldam -- "Everybody must participate in everything" -- Cross-Aesthetic Practices in and around the Danish Magazine linien (1934-1939) / Marianne Ølholm -- The Reception of the Halmstad Group in the 1930s / Helen Fuchs -- Smile at the World, and It Will Laugh at You -- Helhesten's Folkelig Avant-Garde / Kerry Greaves -- The Birth of a Vanguard -- Icelandic Art 1940-1950 / Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson -- Scandinavian Women Artists and the Académie Moderne -- Abstraction, Gender and the Nordic / Dorthe Aagesen -- Universal Language on National Ground -- Otto G. Carlsund and Art Concret at the Stockholm Exhibition 1930 / Andrea Kollnitz -- Linien ii -- A Local Avant-Garde Formation in Postwar Denmark / Jens Tang Kristensen -- Transmissions, Appropriations and Responses -- Introduction to Section 3 / Andrea Kollnitz and Harri Veivo -- To France with Love -- Surrealism, Schadism, Situationism and Jens August Schade / Per Stounbjerg -- A Nordic Verfremdung -- Bertolt Brecht's Exile in Denmark, Sweden and Finland 1933-1941 / Rikard Schönström -- Merz in the Mountains: Peripheral Art in a Peripheral Landscape -- On Kurt Schwitters's Norwegian Exile and Artistic Production in Møre og Romsdal, 1937-1940 / Hubert van den Berg -- Rita Kernn-Larsen -- An International Surrealist Career / Ulla Angkjær Jørgensen -- From Bauhaus to Bispebjerg -- Edvard Heiberg and the Social Avant-Garde / Nan Dahlkild -- Corporeal Aesthetics -- Primitivism and the Reception of African American Performing Arts around 1930 / Karen Vedel -- Trajectories, Circulations and Geographical Configurations of the Avant-Garde and Modernism in Finland, 1922-1939 / Harri Veivo -- Institutional Settings -- Introduction to Section 4 / Per Stounbjerg -- How Nordic Neue Sachlichkeit, Kulturradikalisme, Transformed Modernism into a Vernacular Avant-Garde / Michael Fjeldsøe -- The Engineer and the Avant-Garde -- Concrete Artists in Sweden / Linda Fagerström -- Arne Korsmo, PAGON and "Meccano for the Home" / Espen Johnsen -- State-Controlled Avant-Garde? -- Emil Bønnelycke's Radiophonic Portrait of Copenhagen / Jacob Kreutzfeldt -- Nyrki Tapiovaara -- Between Avant-Garde and Mainstream Cinema / Kimmo Laine.
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Subject Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- Scandinavia -- History -- 20th century.
Arts, Scandinavian -- History -- 20th century.
Popular culture -- Scandinavia -- History -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Hjartarson, Benedikt, editor.
Kollnitz, Andrea, 1970- editor.
Stounbjerg, Per, 1956- editor.
Ørum, Tania, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Cultural history of the avant-garde in the Nordic countries 1925-1950. Leiden ; Boston : Brill Rodopi, [2018] 9789004366794 (DLC) 2018047784
ISBN 9789004388291 (electronic book)
900438829X (electronic book)
9789004366794 (hardcover alkaline paper)
Standard No. 10.1163/9789004388291