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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13 The renaissance was also embodied in the variety of new clubs that had recently sprung up on campus . Most prominent was the Socialist Club , founded in 1908. In its wake smaller political organizations formed : the ...
14 But the clubs ' collective presence gave students a way to force the ivory tower to open up to the twentieth century . The clubs ' common aim , as Reed wrote , was " to realize right here and now what had been vague dreams ...
The Liberal Club's two high - ceilinged parlor rooms were sparsely furnished with scattered wooden chairs and a few tables ; the rooms ' chief attractions were an upright electric pianola and a deep fireplace .
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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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