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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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 twelve ...
Walter Conrad Arensberg , c . 1915-20 . Pencil on paper , 11 x 8h in . ( 27.9 x 21.6 cm ) . Arensberg Archives , Francis Bacon Library , Claremont , California The legend has grown up that reporters crowded around Marcel Duchamp as he ...
The guest list consisted of the magazine's contributors - Donald Evans , the Nortons , Wallace Stevens , Carl Van Vechten and Fania Marinoff , and Rogue's patron , Walter Arensberg . In contrast to Kreymborg's usual proletarian haunts ...
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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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