On the Very Edge: Modernism and Modernity in the Arts and Architecture of Interwar Serbia (1918–1941)

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Jelena Bogdanović, Lilien Filipovitch Robinson, Igor Marjanović
Leuven University Press, Sep 1, 2014 - Art - 360 pages
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Revealing a vibrant and intertwined artistic scene in the Balkans
On the Very Edgeábrings 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 booká reveals a vibrant and intertwined artistic scene, which, albeit prematurely, announced interests in pluralism and globalism.áOn the Very Edgeáaddresses 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.

Contributors
Jelena Bogdanović (Iowa State University), Lilien Filipovitch Robinson (George Washington University), Igor Marjanović (Washington University in St. Louis), Miloš R. Perović (University of Belgrade), Jasna Jovanov (The Pavle Beljanski Memorial Collection and University EDUCONS, Novi Sad), Svetlana Tomić (Alfa University, Belgrade), Ljubomir Milanović (Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts), Bojana Popović (Museum of Applied Art in Belgrade), Anna Novakov (Saint Mary’s College of California), Aleksandar Kadijević (University of Belgrade), Tadija Stefanović (University of Belgrade), Dragana Ćorović (University of Belgrade), Viktorija Kamilić (independent scholar), Marina Djurdjević (Museum of Science and Technology, Belgrade), Nebojša Stanković (Princeton University), Dejan Zec (Institute for Recent History of Serbia)

 

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Contents

Chapter 1
31
Chapter 2
63
Chapter 3
85
Chapter 6
86
Chapter 4
97
Chapter 5
115
ENVISIONING THE VEIL
135
Chapter 7
148
Chapter 10
201
Chapter 11
223
Chapter 12
235
Chapter 13
247
Chapter 14
269
Bibliography
289
List of Contributors
315
Index
325

Chapter 8
167
Chapter 9
179

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About the author (2014)

Jelena Bogdanović is an Assistant Professor of Architectural History at Iowa State University.

Lilien Filipovitch Robinson is Professor of Art History at the George Washington University.

Igor Marjanović is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis.

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