Vanguard Culture

Some articles on culture, vanguard culture:

Avant-garde and Mainstream Society
... See also Media culture and Spectacle (critical theory) The concept of avant-garde refers primarily to artists, writers, composers and thinkers whose work is opposed to mainstream cultural ... Many writers, critics and theorists made assertions about vanguard culture during the formative years of modernism, although the initial definitive statement on the avant-garde ... As the essay’s title suggests, Greenberg argued that vanguard culture has historically been opposed to "high" or "mainstream" culture, and that it has ...

Famous quotes containing the words culture and/or vanguard:

    If mass communications blend together harmoniously, and often unnoticeably, art, politics, religion, and philosophy with commercials, they bring these realms of culture to their common denominator—the commodity form. The music of the soul is also the music of salesmanship. Exchange value, not truth value, counts.
    Herbert Marcuse (1898–1979)

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    Orson Welles (1915–1984)