By Theodore Ziolkowski
In Classicism of the Twenties, Theodore Ziolkowski bargains a compelling account of that move. Giving equivalent awareness to tune, paintings, and literature, and focusing specifically at the works of Stravinsky, Picasso, and T. S. Eliot, he indicates how the flip to classicism manifested itself. In response either to the excesses of neoromanticism and early modernism and to the horrors of worldwide struggle I—and with respectful detachment—artists, writers, and composers tailored subject matters and kinds from the earlier and attempted to imbue their very own works with the values of simplicity and order that epitomized past classicisms.
By opting for components universal to all 3 arts, and thoroughly situating classicism in the broader sweep of modernist activities, Ziolkowski offers a refreshingly unique view of the cultural lifetime of the 1920s.
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