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Mario Sironi and Italian Modernism
Art and Politics under Fascism

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  • Author: Emily Braun, Hunter College, City University of New York
  • Date Published: May 2000
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print September 2001
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521480154

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  • This book examines the work of Mario Sironi, painter, caricaturist, designer, and muralist, whose images shaped the political myths of Italian Fascism. Providing a case study of the relationship between artistic freedom and political authoritarianism during and between the world wars in Italy, Emily Braun's study challenges traditional interpretations of this period as a 'return to order'. Recounting how Sironi fashioned the Fascist regime's image in both high and low-art forms, from propaganda in the press to monumental mural projects, Braun shows why Sironi was defended by progressive critics, and even Mussolini himself, as the consummate artist of the 'Fascist Revolution'. Both a monograph and cultural history, Mario Sironi and Italian Modernism charts the fate of modern art and the avant-garde project of cultural renewal under Fascism. It reveals the relationship between Fascism, myth and modernism, as well as the link between Sironi's art and post-war abstraction in Europe and America.

    • A comprehensive study of one of the most important, and neglected, of the early twentieth-century painters
    • Includes illustrations of rarely seen art works
    • Counters the notion of Italian art between the wars as parochial or retrograde
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521480154
    • length: 346 pages
    • dimensions: 263 x 186 x 28 mm
    • weight: 1.09kg
    • contains: 147 b/w illus. 16 colour illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print September 2001
  • Table of Contents

    1. Sironi in context
    2. Sironi futurista
    3. The urban landscapes
    4. Melancholy and the modern allegory
    5. Sironi and the Novecento
    6. Bodies mythic and politic
    7. Artist of the Fascist revolution
    8. The politicization of aesthetics
    9. Fascism, myth, and modernism.

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    Emily Braun, Hunter College, City University of New York

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