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The International Culture of the Belle Époque: Media, Avant-Garde and Mass Culture in Europe (1880-1920)

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Duration: 0:21:55 | Added: 06 Apr 2016
Julien Schuh examines the circulation of styles and ideas through periodicals in Europe at the turn of the twentieth century.

This paper analyses the conditions that allowed the birth of a culture of virality in the European press at the end the of nineteenth century through a specific style, 'Synthetism', which relied on abstraction and deformation. This style developed at the same time in the modernist magazines and in the periodicals of mass consumption.

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