Folklore & Avant-garde: The Reception of Popular Traditions in the Age of Modernism (Paperback)

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Folklore & Avant-garde: The Reception of Popular Traditions in the Age of Modernism (Paperback)

By Katia Baudin (Editor), Elina Knorpp (Editor)

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A century after the modernism art movement arrived in Europe and America, many artists and architects found new inspiration in an unlikely place. Handcrafted folk-industrialization expanded. Other folkloric traditions such as oral tales, customs, and proverbs also started to influence the pioneers of modernism as the movement began to develop its artistic language. As private collectors, museums, and artists have begun to collect and exhibit these treasured artifacts, the artistic community has started to focus their attention on how popular and folk traditions influenced modern artistic practice.

Folklore & Avantgarde examines the influence of folkloric traditions within the modernism movement in great detail. The work of avant-garde artists such as Josef Albers, Sonia Delaunay, and Johannes Itten is contrasted with craft objects and folk art through 350 illustrations, including African, folk, and peasant art and textile handicrafts.
Katia Baudin is the director of the Kunstmuseum Krefeld in Germany. Her work includes Fernand Léger: Painting in Space and Art And/Or Design?: Crossing Borders.

Elina Knorpp is a curator at Kaiser Wilhelm Museum in Germany. Her most recent work is Mirrored self. Photographic Self-Portraits of Women Artists and Designers in the 1920s
Product Details ISBN: 9783777433844
ISBN-10: 3777433845
Publisher: Hirmer Publishers
Publication Date: February 15th, 2021
Pages: 288