Peter Burger

Theory of the Avant-garde

V-A-C press 2014, 200 pp.

Peter Burger is a German theorist and art historian, he is also an author of many books and articles about contemporary aesthetics, French literature and history of subjectivity.

In Theory of the Avant-garde Burger not only presents a reconstruction of art movements of the 20th century, but also investigates conditions of historical potential of the avant-garde and proposes instruments allowing to view it independently from the art as institution. This book is essential for analyzing and understanding the contemporary artistic practices and their institutional, cultural, and market function characteristics.