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Greenberg's self-negation

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During the 1940s, Clement Greenberg, one of the first champions of American Abstract Expressionism, developed a critical position based on three sets of binary oppositions: high and low; abstract and literary; surface and illusion. In his 1939 essay “Avant-Garde and Kitsch”, he described how modernity had simultaneously given rise to an avant-garde, characterised by its critical treatment of artistic traditions, and a rearguard, parasitic rather than critical, that exploited existing cultural...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/17496977.2017.1333330

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St Edmund Hall
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Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Intellectual History Review Journal website
Volume:
27
Issue:
3
Pages:
419-431
Publication date:
2017-06-26
Acceptance date:
2017-02-06
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EISSN:
1749-6985
ISSN:
1749-6977
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pubs:675912
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uri:7a9e7ba4-9104-4cc1-93a0-6f6418aa7035
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uuid:7a9e7ba4-9104-4cc1-93a0-6f6418aa7035
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