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Josep Renau and the politics of culture in Republican Spain, 1931-1939

Josep Renau and the politics of culture in Republican Spain, 1931-1939
re-imagining the nation

  • ISBN: 9781845197391
  • Editorial: Sussex Academic Press
  • Lugar de la edición: Brighton. Reino Unido
  • Encuadernación: Cartoné
  • Medidas: 24 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 240
  • Idiomas: Inglés

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At once pragmatic and utopian, the Spanish artist, critic and political activist Josep Renau engaged in multiple ways in the volatile cultural conflicts of interwar Europe, which converged on Spain in the Second Republic’s battle to modernise both politics and society (1931–1939). Renau used his idiosyncratic artwork and agit-prop, inspired by the Constructivists and the German avant-garde, to critique the timidity of the Republic’s first democratising reforms. To envision an alternative, he launched arts organizations and magazines whose goal was to begin the work of redefining Spanish national self-image through cultural innovation. This book offers the first interdisciplinary and contextualized analysis of the relationship between art and politics in Renau’s work at the time of Spain’s pivotal attempt to pursue democratic forms of modernization. It traces the connections between Renau’s political goals and the specific visual strategies he deployed, providing a comprehensive historical assessment of his attempts to turn protean theory into effective practice. In spite of the Republic’s military defeat, Renau’s work, and the wartime cultural program he inspired and impelled, offer fertile material for debates on the dynamic relationship between culture and democracy in ways which remain as relevant and urgent today as they were when Renau took up the challenge.


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