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Classicism of the Twenties: Art, Music, and Literature

Theodore Ziolkowski


This book defines the theory and practice of “classicism” as practiced in the 1920s by a number of composers, writers, and artists, setting it off against other movements of the period that are customarily grouped together under the general heading of “modernism.” It argues that classicism is a more precise term than neo-classicism during this period, since every classicism from antiquity to the present shares certain common qualities as well as characteristics of its own time. The book develops terms of comparison applicable to all three aesthetic forms, exploring the theory of classicism as ... More

Keywords: classicism, neo-classicism, linearity, reason, order

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780226183985
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226184036.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Theodore Ziolkowski, author
Professor Emeritus, German and Comparative literature, Princeton University

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