“In the arts an appetite for a new look is now a professional requirement, as in Russia to be accredited as a revolutionist is to qualify for privileges,”56 wrote Harold Rosenberg, a champion of avant-garde painting, in 1960. He was calling attention to some of the unintended ironies that resulted from the politics of the cold war, the chief one being the political and commercial exploitation of the very stance of apolitical and noncommercial unexploitability that was supposed to be the distinguishing feature of the “Western” side in the debate over the meaning and purpose of art.
- Citation (MLA):
- Richard Taruskin. "Chapter 1 Starting from Scratch." The Oxford History of Western Music. Oxford University Press. New York, USA. n.d. Web. 8 Mar. 2014. <http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume5/actrade-9780195384857-div1-001014.xml>.
- Citation (APA):
- Taruskin, R. (n.d.). Chapter 1 Starting from Scratch. In Oxford University Press, Music in the Late Twentieth Century. New York, USA. Retrieved 8 Mar. 2014, from http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume5/actrade-9780195384857-div1-001014.xml
- Citation (Chicago):
- Richard Taruskin. "Chapter 1 Starting from Scratch." In Music in the Late Twentieth Century, Oxford University Press. (New York, USA, n.d.). Retrieved 8 Mar. 2014, from http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume5/actrade-9780195384857-div1-001014.xml