The alchemy of the avant-garde

Art Nov 29, 2016

The alchemy of the avant-garde

by John L. Tran

"Abanga-do," the Japanese loan word derived from "avant-garde" has a relatively wider usage than the original French term. The political philosopher Henri de Saint-Simon (1760-1825) originally coined "avant-garde" as a rallying cry for art of the early 19th century to be a medium of ...