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The style of the present: Karel Teige on constructivism and poetism

Zusi, PA; (2004) The style of the present: Karel Teige on constructivism and poetism. REPRESENTATIONS (88) 102 - 124. Green open access

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Abstract

In this essay the Czech avant-gardist Karel Teige's dual program of Constructivism/Poetism is interrogated in the context of his own claim that architectural historicism was degraded by the rupture into a duality of structure and ornament. This inability to escape the terms of his own critique is shown to be the result of Teige's articulation of avant-garde culture as the embodiment of the historical identity or style of the present. (c) 2005 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Type:Article
Title:The style of the present: Karel Teige on constructivism and poetism
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > SSEES (School of Slavonic and East European Studies)

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