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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In his informal , unpaid role as the magazine's art editor , John Sloan skillfully led this cadre with confidence and an unwavering commitment to socialist principles . His technical expertise in magazine production enabled him to ...
John Sloan recalled after a visit that Stieglitz " talked one ear off . It has grown back pretty well , but I never returned to 291. " ( Van Wyck Brooks , John Sloan : A Painter's Life ( New York : E. P. Dutton , 1955 ) , pp . 129-30 . ) ...
In America law is merely the instrument for good or evil of the most powerful interests , " John Reed concluded . ( John Reed , " One Solid Month of Liberty , " Masses 9 ( September 1917 ] : 6. ) 34. Van Vechten to Stein , incorrectly ...
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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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