The Reshaping of Society and the Rise of the Avant-Gardes

  • Georgina Williams


This chapter explains the focus on the decade 1908–1918; this era saw the fight for emancipation and the subsequent movement between private and public spheres for women, especially as associated with the First World War. In addition, technological advances that assisted in the increase in periodicals is considered, including associated advertising which contributed to, and learned from, the burgeoning propaganda industry, particularly in respect of the pictorial poster. Vorticism and Futurism are examined for their aesthetic as well as theoretical contribution to the subject, whilst further enquiry is made into imagery and the elemental constructs within it as signifiers of genealogical legacy, including William Hogarth’s line of beauty.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.WinchesterUK

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