Cultural Mobility in the Interwar Avant-Garde Art Network: Poland, Belgium and the Netherlands, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Cultural Mobility in the Interwar Avant-Garde Art Network

Poland, Belgium and the Netherlands, 1st Edition

By Michał Wenderski

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182 pages

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Description

This book explores the issue of cultural mobility within the interwar network of the European avant-garde, focusing on selected writers, artists, architects, magazines and groups from Poland, Belgium and Netherlands. Regardless of their apparent linguistic, cultural and geographical remoteness, their mutual exchange and relationships were both deep and broad, and of great importance for the wider development of interwar avant-garde literature, art and architecture. This analysis is based on a vast research corpus encompassing original, often previously overlooked periodicals, publications and correspondence gathered from archives around the world.

Table of Contents

List of figures

List of tables

Acknowledgements

List of abbreviations of consulted institutions and repositories

Introduction

Chapter 1: Polish, Belgian and Dutch avant-garde formations, their mutual contacts and cultural mobility within the international network of groups and periodicals

1.1. Interwar avant-garde formations of Dutch, Belgian and Polish provenance

1.2. Cultural mobility between Polish and Belgian avant-garde formations

1.2.1. Traces of Polish-Belgian cultural mobility in Belgian avant-garde periodicals

1.2.2. Traces of Polish-Belgian cultural mobility in Polish avant-garde periodicals

1.3. Cultural mobility between Polish and Dutch avant-garde formations

1.3.1. Traces of Polish-Dutch cultural mobility in Dutch avant-garde periodicals

1.3.2. Traces of Polish-Dutch cultural mobility in Polish avant-garde periodicals

1.4. Traces of Polish-Dutch and Polish-Belgian cultural mobility in relevant international avant-garde periodicals

1.5. Cross-referencing

1.6. Preliminary observations

Chapter 2: Avant-garde manifestos and programmatic statements – inspirations, parallels and dissimilarities

2.1. Abstraction as the idiom of universal art

2.2. L’art pour …?

2.3. Cooperation between disciplines and across borders

2.4. Preliminary conclusions

Chapter 3: "What we do is no imitation, but an effort parallel to…" – selected works of art and architecture as representation of mutual influences and similarities

3.1. Avant-garde publications from Poland and the Low Countries in light of international trends in layout and page design

3.2. Piet Mondrian, Theo van Doesburg and Henryk Stażewski

3.3. Katarzyna Kobro and Georges Vantongerloo

3.4. Mieczysław Szczuka and Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman

3.5. Henryk Berlewi, Vilmos Huszár and Karel Maes

3.6. Poland, the Low Countries and foreign artists: the examples of El Lissitzky and Pietro (de) Saga

3.7. Interior design

3.8. Architecture

3.9. Preliminary conclusions

Closing remarks

References

Primary sources

Secondary sources

Appendix

About the Author

Michal Wenderski, PhD, is an architect, translator and scholar of modern Dutch literature specialising in the history of European interwar avant-garde. He currently works at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Art History

Routledge Research in Art History is our home for the latest scholarship in the field of art history. The series publishes research monographs and edited collections, covering areas including art history, theory, and visual culture. These high-level books focus on art and artists from around the world and from a multitude of time periods. By making these studies available to the worldwide academic community, the series aims to promote quality art history research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART006000
ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General
ART015000
ART / History / General
ART015030
ART / European
ART015100
ART / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
HIS010000
HISTORY / Europe / General
HIS010010
HISTORY / Europe / Eastern
HIS016000
HISTORY / Historiography
HIS027090
HISTORY / Military / World War I
HIS027100
HISTORY / Military / World War II
HIS037070
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century