Poetist

Czech avant-garde movement of the 1920s, spearheaded by Karel Teige and the group Dev?tsil. Poetism was an attempt to unify all the arts from literature to architecture, and was influenced by the other European avant-garde movements of the time, including the Futurist, Constructivist, Dada, and Surrealist movements. Poetism was eventually absorbed by the Czech Surrealist movement in the 1930s.

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Poetist
Poetism
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Czech Poetism

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Czech avant-garde movement of the 1920s, spearheaded by Karel Teige and the group Devětsil. Poetism was an attempt to unify all the arts from literature to architecture, and was influenced by the other European avant-garde movements of the time, including the Futurist, Constructivist, Dada, and Surrealist movements. Poetism was eventually absorbed by the Czech Surrealist movement in the 1930s. Teige's theories encompassed not only the conventional arts of literature, painting, theater and architecture, but epicurianism, jazz music, the circus, and such entertainments as fireworks. All were considered "poetry for the senses."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300266332. The J. Paul Getty Trust.