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The freak-garde : extraordinary bodies and revolutionary art in America

Since the 1890s, American artists have employed the arts of the freak show to envision radically different ways of being. The result is a rich avant-garde tradition that critiques and challenges capitalism from within. This book traces the arts of the freak show from P. T. Barnum to Matthew Barney a...

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Main Author: Blyn, Robin (Author)
Document Type: Online Resource Book
Language:English
Published: Minneapolis, Minnesota : University of Minnesota Press , 2013
Online Access:http://kunst.proxy.fid-lizenzen.de/fid/upso-ebooks-art/dx.doi.org/10.5749/minnesota/9780816678167.001.0001
Author Notes:Robin Blyn
License Package:Oxford University Press : Minnesota Scholarship Online / Art
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Summary:Since the 1890s, American artists have employed the arts of the freak show to envision radically different ways of being. The result is a rich avant-garde tradition that critiques and challenges capitalism from within. This book traces the arts of the freak show from P. T. Barnum to Matthew Barney and demonstrates how a form of mass culture entertainment became the basis for a distinctly American avant-garde tradition.
Physical Description:Online-Ressource (1 online resource (xxxvii, 281 pages))
ISBN:9781452947853