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By Aránzazu Ascunce Arenas

ISBN-10: 1611484243

ISBN-13: 9781611484243

ISBN-10: 1611485908

ISBN-13: 9781611485905

For hundreds of thousands of years, Barcelona and Madrid have shared a deep contention. all through historical past, they've got competed in virtually each element of social lifestyles, recreation, politics, and tradition. whereas festival among towns is normal in lots of international locations around the globe, in relation to Barcelona and Madrid it's been, every so often, excessively opposed. through the years they've got each one attempted to illustrate that one was once extra sleek than the opposite, or extra avant-garde, or richer, or extra athletic, etc. thankfully, the Spain of this present day is a democracy and each kingdom and quarter of the country has the freedom to behave. As such, the contention among those capitals has turn into effective not just for the towns themselves, but additionally for Spain as an entire. 100 years in the past, on the onset of the ancient Avant-Garde in Spain, the connections among Barcelona and Madrid consisted of a classy internet of politics, friendships, guides, and inter-art collaborations. during the last century, the adversarial courting among those cultural capitals has been pushed aside as easily a truth of lifestyles and thereby students, for the main half, have centred in basic terms on Barcelona or Madrid whilst addressing this cultural second. by means of delving deep into the myriad of cultural and political complexities that encompass those towns from the onset of Futurism (1909) to the coming of Surrealism in Spain (1929), a fancy social and cultural community is printed. Networking among artists, poets, newshounds and thinkers hooked up avant-garde Barcelona and Madrid, thereby developing synergy for this inventive and literary stream. In a hybrid, transdisciplarian, translingual and old strategy utilizing a variety of visible and textual artifacts, the complexity of interactions defined the following opens our mind's eye to new methods of considering culture.

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