The Originality of the Avant-Garde  

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"If one of the tenets of modernist literature had been the creation of a work that would force reflection on the conditions of its own construction, that would insist on reading as a much more consciously critical act, then it is not surprising that the medium of a postmodernist literature should be the critical text wrought into a paraliterary form. And what is clear is that Barthes and Derrida are the writers, not the critics, that students now read."

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The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths is a 1985 art history book by Rosalind E. Krauss.

Krauss uses the grid as a metaphor and contends that the avant-garde is dead.

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The toe on the cover of the book is by Jacques-André Boiffard , The Big Toe (1929).

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References

  • The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1985. ISBN 0262610469




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