The Return of the Real: The Avant-Garde at the End of the Century, Fine w/DJ

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The Return of the Real: The Avant-Garde at the End of the Century
Hal Foster
The MIT Press
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Notes: A Fine book in a Fine dust jacket, 8vo, 9 1/4" x 7 1/2." Black-covered boards in a gray and black paper dust jacket. Silver-foil lettering on book spine. White lettering on black dust jacket spine. Covers pristine and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Dust jacket has light rubbing and minuscule surface scratches, else pristine and intact. Pages pristine and intact. Replete with black-and-white illustrations. 299 pp., including illustrations, Notes, and Index. Incisive monograph about the relationship between art and theory from the 1970s to the 1990s and an examination of the _avant-garde_ and its place in history and the future. Excerpt from front flap: "... Hal Foster argues that we are witness to a 'return to the real'--of art and theory that seek to be grounded in actual bodies and social sites. _The Return of the Real_ presents an original reading of art and theory over the last three decades, with special attention to the controversial connections between the two. It also rethinks the relation between historical avant-gardes and neo-avant-gardes. The result is an authoritative genealogy of art and theory from minimalism and pop to the present, with important ramifications for prewar studies as well." Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.