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

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"Kitchification of culture substantially caused by mass diffusion of art psychologically mass media induce passiveness mass media "designed for a mindless, hedonistic use of spare time media cause homogenized culture antielistist, Leslie Fiedler, - (257) massification affects all the arts, most directly visual arts (257)
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