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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The youngest member of the group , twenty - three - year - old Marcel Duchamp ,
balked at these attempts to define modern art . His laconic style of subversion
was already developing : while enrolled in art classes at the Académie Julian he
The highbrow magazine Current Opinion published " The Iconoclastic Opinions
of M . Marcel Duchamp Concerning Art and America , " and even glossy Vanity
Fair perceived him as sufficiently in vogue for its tony mainstream audience .
Wood met Duchamp on one of her visits to Varèse , who was recuperating from
his automobile accident in a bleak hospital room . ( On an earlier visit the twenty -
three - year - old actress was bravely conversing in her best Comédie Française
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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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