041 // MSN1 // Research 016 / Assembling Art
“As the machine age roared at full tilt in the early twentieth century, avant-garde artists saw opportunities to buck the past. In welcoming the new technologies, they created the art we now identify as modernist.”
[from the jacket text]
The relationship between machine and human being within the field of arts is one of the topics beings discussed by Barbara Beth Zabel in her book: Assembling Art: The Machine and the American Avant-Garde.
This pdf-document contains some thoughts and ideas from the book, that are helpful when approaching different terms of the machine-age culture.