Origin of avant-garde
Examples from the Web for avant-garde
From the refined attire at Lincoln Center to the avant-garde dress downtown, we spotted many of the big 2014 trends.
She veers towards the avant-garde, using metal-powder deformed silicone piercings as textural embellishment and digital printers.
It was definitely the heart of not just the American avant-garde but the leading edge of all Western art.Why Did Llewyn Davis’s Greenwich Village Disappear?|Andrew Romano|December 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Symbolizing CSM as a “creativity birth place,” 1Granary took an avant-garde approach towards the creation to life.1Granary: The College Magazine Funded by Comme des Garçons|Erin Cunningham|October 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The staples of the avant-garde are in the fray: Issey Miyake, Maison Martin Margiela, Walter Van Beirendonck.
She got possession of the kiln, as usual, and the ass was sent to graze on the green; but Mary was only the avant-garde.A History of the Gipsies|Walter Simson
Reading the avant-garde stuff of nowadays, usually the contrast is merely grotesque, still I keep finding parallels.The Trial of Callista Blake|Edgar Pangborn
Unlike elsewhere in Eastern Europe, there has been no experimental or avant-garde theater in Bulgaria.Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
The avant-garde of 500 regulars and 400 provincials, commanded by Lieut.-Col."Evacuation Day", 1783|James Riker
British Dictionary definitions for avant-garde
Word Origin for avant-garde
Word Origin and History for avant-garde
(also avant garde, avantgarde); French, literally "advance guard" (see avant + guard (n.)). Used in English 15c.-18c. in a literal, military sense; borrowed again 1910 as an artistic term for "pioneers or innovators of a particular period." Also used around the same time in communist and anarchist publications. As an adjective, by 1925.
The avant-garde générale, avant-garde stratégique, or avant-garde d'armée is a strong force (one, two, or three army corps) pushed out a day's march to the front, immediately behind the cavalry screen. Its mission is, vigorously to engage the enemy wherever he is found, and, by binding him, to ensure liberty of action in time and space for the main army. ["Sadowa," Gen. Henri Bonnal, transl. C.F. Atkinson, 1907]