Sunday, November 29, 2009

theories of avant-garde

Mélanie Thierry, Clotilde Courau et Hafsia Herzi
Ellen Von Unwerth

Vogue Italia, May 2009
Editorial: The Now Smash of Style
Photographer: Craig McDean
Models: Eniko Mihalik, Suzie Bird, Jourdan Dunn, etc.

Tom Ford Spring/Summer 09

Rrose Selavy

One of the most useful and respected analyses of
vanguardism as a cultural phenomenon remains
the Italian essayist Renato Poggioli's 1962 book
Teoria dell'arte d'avanguardia (The Theory of the Avant-Garde).
Surveying the historical, social, psychological and philosophical aspects of vanguardism, Poggioli reaches beyond individual instances of art, poetry and music to show that vanguardists may be seen as sharing certain ideals or values which are manifested in the non-conformist lifestyles they adopted, vanguard culture being shown to be a variety or subcategory of Bohemianism.

Other authors have attempted to both clarify
and extend Poggioli's study. The German literary critic
Peter Bürger's Theory of the Avant-Garde (1974)
looks at the Establishment's embrace of socially critical
works of art and suggests that in complicity with capitalism,
"art as an institution neutralizes the political content of the individual work."

this excerpt taken from here

Thursday, November 26, 2009

costume and vintage space people

Monday, November 23, 2009

lullie vintage clothing and everythingstyle

Why Buy Vintage?

Shae Acopian Detar
Founder Of Lullie Vintage Clothing &

thierry tillier

sweet eyes' delight of this meticulous and endearing
meadow digger.
fingertips upright,
a heart jumps at the sight.

Thierry Tillier

Saturday, November 21, 2009

pansy maiden

Laura Collins of Pansy Maiden Bags has a simply splendid blog and featured Under The Root with the Sustainable Saturday articles.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

..without the waiting

Boris Indrikov

how long?
who has the rabbit's clock?
strolling along,
minding everyone's business,
i jumped up to the first branch of breathing.

what have you done?
where did it go?
along pounced a giant ball,
bouncing everything's bubbles,
they stepped over to the first lane in stretching.