Matei Calinescu, Five Faces of Modernity: Modernism, Avant-Garde, Decadence, Kitsch, Postmodernism. Durham: Duke University Press, 1987. 395p.

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Three perspectives Intent of artist Eclecticism and hominess - Roger Fry (250-51) Function of providing an illusionary escape from banality and meaninglessness of contemporary day-to-day life Stylistic eclecticism suggests commercial availability Stylistically defined in terms of predictability (253) Literature - interest in older bad writing Avant-garde and kitsch

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