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The Resource Inventing Bergson: cultural politics and the Parisian avant-gard

Inventing Bergson: cultural politics and the Parisian avant-gard

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Inventing Bergson: cultural politics and the Parisian avant-gard
Title
Inventing Bergson: cultural politics and the Parisian avant-gard
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At the turn of the century the philosophy of Henri Bergson captivated France, and Bergson's theories of intuition and elan vital influenced artistic and political notions of the supreme individual, the collective consciousness of a class or race, and the esprit of the nation itself. Here Mark Antliff demonstrates how various artists in prewar France positioned themselves and their art in this plurality of political discourse. By interrelating such movements as Futurism, Cubism, and Fauvism, he elucidates the pervasive impact of Bergson on modernism in Europe, especially in terms of theories of organic form. Antliff defines the anarcho-individualism of Gino Severini as it relates to the anarcho-syndicalism of other Futurists, and contrasts both to the Puteaux Cubists, who embraced a leftist discourse of celtic nationalism. All these groups, including the "Rhythmists," an international group of Fauve painters, defined their Bergsonism in reaction to the campaign against Bergson launched by the royalist organization L'Action Francaise. Antliff shows that tbe organicism central to the Bergsonism of these leftist groups had a postwar legacy in fascist ideologies in France and italy, and charts the transformation of an anticapitalist critique into the politics of reaction. Thus Antliff relates the Bergsonism of these movements to the larger political culture confronted by the Parisian avant-garde, exposing the volatile relation of art and culture to ideology in prewar France
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UkLiU
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1957-
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Antliff, Mark
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Art, Modern
  • France
  • France
  • Bergson, Henri
Label
Inventing Bergson: cultural politics and the Parisian avant-gard
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cubism, classicism, and the body politic -- Du Cubisme, between Bergson and Nietzsche -- Rhythmists, Cubists, and the politics of gender -- The body of the nation : Cubism's Celtic nationalism -- From Bergson to Bonnot : Bergsonian anarchism, Futurism, and the Action d'art group -- The politics of time and modernity
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 237 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691032023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Inventing Bergson: cultural politics and the Parisian avant-gard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cubism, classicism, and the body politic -- Du Cubisme, between Bergson and Nietzsche -- Rhythmists, Cubists, and the politics of gender -- The body of the nation : Cubism's Celtic nationalism -- From Bergson to Bonnot : Bergsonian anarchism, Futurism, and the Action d'art group -- The politics of time and modernity
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 237 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691032023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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