Definitions

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  • noun the novel, experimental approach of the avant-garde

Etymologies

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avant-garde +‎ -ism, or French avant-gardisme

Examples

  • "There's a tongue-in-cheek quality to the design, in that Mame appreciates avant-gardism from a connoiseurial standpoint while also recognizing its ridiculousness, in the form of the kinetic seating," says Mr. Adler.

    Silver-Screen Décor

  • The most truly and indigenously American thing about abstract expressionism was perhaps the critical rhetoric that celebrated it — the little-magazine polemics, chiefly by Rosenberg and Greenberg, that made matters of taste into moral and political crucibles, reduced aesthetic judgments to formalist tests of a triumphalist teleology, and presented the belated American embrace of European avant-gardism as a world-historical event.

    Splatter-Day Saints

  • We are told, for instance, that they are ideal sites for serial killers to lay undetected, whose barns and silos breed not a predilection for artistic avant-gardism but rather criminally deviant behaviors and the darkest of souls.

    Test Plots

  • But Bohemia has always been a place where the avant-gardism and egalité of the arts has made out with the social disinhibition and liberté of the aristocracy, often by way of providing social and stylistic cover for overt homosexuality.

    Save The Hipster!

  • But Bohemia has always been a place where the avant-gardism and egalité of the arts has made out with the social disinhibition and liberté of the aristocracy, often by way of providing social and stylistic cover for overt homosexuality.

    Save The Hipster!

  • How did Mr. Kline get from downtown avant-gardism to the straightforwardly melodic, practically medieval harmonies of Revelator?

    Eine Kline Nachtmusik

  • How did Mr. Kline get from downtown avant-gardism to the straightforwardly melodic, practically medieval harmonies of Revelator?

    Eine Kline Nachtmusik

  • How did Mr. Kline get from downtown avant-gardism to the straightforwardly melodic, practically medieval harmonies of Revelator?

    Eine Kline Nachtmusik

  • [By avant-gardism] I'm referring to pop art, minimalism and conceptual art.

    Thoroughly Modern, Really

  • Writing poetry, he began find a space between the provincialism of much of Slovene literature at the time and the avant-gardism of poet Srečko Kosovel.

    Edvard Kocbek

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