Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2017

368 Pages | 24 black and white illustrations

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781781383223

Bookseller Code (06)

Avant-garde Art and Criticism in Francoist Spain

Paula Barreiro López

Liverpool University Press

Value Art Politics LUP

  • This book fills a gap in the history of Spanish Art and contributes significantly to the scholarship on the second and final phases of the regime (1950s until the 1970s)
  • Proposes a new interpretation of the art, culture and politics of the time and puts forward an original and innovative point of view analysing the reciprocal processes of cultural transfer, the adoption of foreign aesthetic theories and ideas as well as their adaption to the specific Spanish socio-political context, showing the importance of culture in general, which was understood as a battle field against the repressive politics of the Franco regime
  • Based on extensive archival material, until now unavailable in English, and uses an interdisciplinary approach (art history and theory, intellectual history, politics as well as ideology) to bring a completely new facet into the evaluation of art and culture in general
  • Written for undergraduate teaching, providing a concise overview of the art, culture and politics during Francoism, as well as for graduate teaching, with an in-depth study of the intertwined transfer processes, intellectual networks, aesthetic debates and artistic practices during Late Francoism