Strange Bedfellows: The First American Avant-garde
This book tells the story of the first American avant-garde in art, poetry and the theatre. The people discussed in this book include Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, Marcel Duchamp and the Stettheimer sisters. The author suggests that this exchange of ideas transformed modern culture. Quotations from letters, diaries and interviews enliven this history. The development of the avant-garde depended as much on social intercourse, whether sexual, suppressed or platonic, as on aesthetics. By the time of the 1913 Armory Show, bohemia had made a home for itself in New York's Greenwich Village.
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Walter Arensberg graduated cum laude in June 1900 and was named class poet
. Many of his classmates expected Arensberg , whose family money emancipated
him from practical concerns , to pursue an exceptionally creative career .
His inability to make rapid decisions cost him a Rodin drawing , bought by his
Harvard classmate William Ivins for the Metropolitan Museum of Art , and
Arensberg departed instead with an Edouard Vuillard lithograph , acquired for
115 When guests later recalled the Arensberg gatherings , they emphasized the
introductions — to new people and new ideas — that took place there and
changed their lives . It was in the Arensberg studio that Dreier met Duchamp and
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Exhaustive, rollicking, and fascinating account of the poets, artists, patrons, and bohemians who brought, developed, and promoted modernism in/to America. Highly recommended. Volledige review lezen
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This book chronicles the rise of American modernism through a "group portrait of a small band of cultural renegades'' who comprised avant-garde circles from 1913 to 1917 in New York, Cambridge ... Volledige review lezen
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