Anarchy and Art: From the Paris Commune to the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Alan Antliff. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp, 2012. 213 p.: ill.; 23 cm. Text in English
This book is a collection of art historical essays about the last 150 years of the intertwining between Anarchism and the arts. From Courbet’s realism as defended by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon in the Principle of Arts and It’s Social Destination (1865), to the anarchist movements after the fall of the Berlin Wall, through Dadaism and Russian anarchist art of the revolution, the book explores the role of the artist in the struggle against social conservatism. Art and Anarchy is pertinent in the way it responds to questions about the relevance of the arts in times of social upheaval. TL
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Published April 3, 2015