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On the Very Edge: Modernism and Modernity in the Arts and Architecture of Interwar Serbia
Architecture Books
  • Jelena Bogdanović, Iowa State University
  • Lilien Filipovitch Robinson, George Washington University
  • Igor Marjanović, Washington University in St. Louis
On the Very Edge brings together fourteen empirical and comparative essays about the production, perception, and reception of modernity and modernism in the visual arts, architecture, and literature of interwar Serbia (1918–1941). The contributions highlight some idiosyncratic features of modernist processes in this complex period in Serbian arts and society, which emerged ‘on the very edge’ between territorial and cultural, new and old, modern and traditional identities.With an open methodological framework this book reveals a vibrant and intertwined artistic scene, which, albeit prematurely, announced interests in pluralism and globalism. On the Very Edge addresses issues of artistic identities and cultural geographies and aims to enrich contextualized studies of modernism and its variants in the Balkans and Europe, while simultaneously re-mapping and adjusting the prevailing historical canon. Included in the repository is Jelena Bogdanović's introduction, "On the Very Edge: Modernisms and Modernity of Interwar Serbia."
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Leuven University Press

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Jelena Bogdanović, Lilien Filipovitch Robinson and Igor Marjanović. On the Very Edge: Modernism and Modernity in the Arts and Architecture of Interwar Serbia. Leuven, Belgium(2014)
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