The Critical Theory of Art: Modernism and Violence

  • Ian Heywood


Peter Bürger’s Theory of the Avant-Garde (1984) could be seen to begin where Wolff leaves off Issues which, in Wolff’s work, remain the focus for anxieties, for Bürger become the centre of theoretical debate. Of particular concern are the consequences of a recognition that the theorist does not speak from a position beyond history and society, and the nature of the relationship between critique and the beliefs and practices that form its object.


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© Ian Heywood 1997

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