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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A fanfare of trumpets blasted from an upper gallery of the Armory . John Quinn mounted a platform ... They were flanked by nine galleries of American art ; Americans outnumbered Europeans two to one . The American paintings depicted ...
National Gallery of Art ... that his wife's income from her family's brewery could no longer be counted on to finance his gallery and magazine . ... He began disbursing 291's artworks to the Modern , Daniel , and Montross galleries .
LATE WINTER Stieglitz severs the connection between 291 and the Modern Gallery DECEMBER 29 Edgard Varèse arrives in New York after a twelveday crossing from France , intending to stay only a few weeks ( remains for the rest of his life ) ...
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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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