New PDF release: Classicism of the Twenties: Art, Music, and Literature

By Theodore Ziolkowski

ISBN-10: 022618398X

ISBN-13: 9780226183985

The triumph of avant-gardes within the Nineteen Twenties has a tendency to dominate our discussions of the tune, artwork, and literature of the interval. however the broader present of modernism encompassed many hobbies, and the most unique and influential used to be a flip to classicism.


In Classicism of the Twenties, Theodore Ziolkowski deals a compelling account of that stream. Giving equivalent cognizance to track, paintings, and literature, and focusing particularly at the works of Stravinsky, Picasso, and T. S. Eliot, he exhibits how the flip to classicism manifested itself. In response either to the excesses of neoromanticism and early modernism and to the horrors of global warfare I—and with respectful detachment—artists, writers, and composers tailored topics and varieties from the earlier and attempted to imbue their very own works with the values of simplicity and order that epitomized previous classicisms.


By determining parts universal to all 3 arts, and thoroughly situating classicism in the broader sweep of modernist hobbies, Ziolkowski offers a refreshingly unique view of the cultural lifetime of the 1920s.

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