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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Hail to thee , fair Chicago ! On thy brow America , thy mother ... The ceremonial reverence accorded the arts that day reflected their function as civilizing ornaments to Chicago's industry . Members of the city's newly prosperous ...
In his autobiographical novel , Moon - Calf ( 1920 ) , his desire to escape small - town life and to flee the complications of romance took shape in a single word : " ' Chicago ! ' he said to himself . The rhythm of a word that said ...
See also specific residents and organizations Chicago Art Institute , 13 , 22-23 , 177 , 382n , 402 Chicago Evening Post , 20 , 25 , 398 Chicago Literary Club , 23 Chicago Literary Renaissance , 20 , 152 , 194 , 288 , 297 , 383n , 398 ...
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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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