A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes
Routledge – 2001 – 736 pages
A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes recognizes that change is a driving force in all the arts. It covers major trends in music, dance, theater, film, visual art, sculpture, and performance art--as well as architecture, science, and culture.
"Bringing together a wealth of information on esthetic innovation, [A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes] will make avant-garde art more accessible to everyone." -- Booklist
"Dictionaries are not usually written for cover-to-cover reading; this one is. It is filled with fascinating people and images." -- Mark Laiosa, WBAI-FM
"Demonstrate[s] a unique subjectivity and distinctive flair without sacrificing quality…" -- Library Journal
"A one-of-a-kind source. Nothing approaches the subject with such admirable verve." -- Wilson Library Bulletin
Richard Kostelanetz is a world-renowned authority on the avant-garde arts, the author of over 25 critical works and over 45 anthologies. He is also a published poet, filmmaker, video and radio artist, and creator of multimedia works. He is a long-time resident of New York's Soho district.