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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Marius de Zayas , 1912 . Platinum print , 834 x 714 in . ( 22.5 X 18.3 cm ) . National Gallery of Art , Washington , D.C .; Alfred Stieglitz Collection f E 10 51 two liberal newspapers — but the family's money had recently been ...
31 It was in this charged atmosphere that de Zayas opened negotiations with Stieglitz . In fastidiously tactful letters de Zayas described the Modern Gallery as the next stage in the spirit of 291 ; just as artistic expression evolved ...
De Zayas to Stieglitz , December 22 , 1910 , Stieglitz Collection , 21. Paul Haviland financed the book and helped write it , but its Olympian perspective and content reflected de Zayas's thinking . 22. Haviland to Clarence H. White ...
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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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