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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31 Nevertheless , Stieglitz was able to attract the most advanced artists of the day , and he gave them the kind of support ... Their chief co - combatant was Robert Henri , an artist and teacher who shared Stieglitz's belief in freedom ...
The artists who organized the Society of Independent Artists in 1917 descended from both sides of this transatlantic ... a six - dollar membership fee guaranteed that each artist could exhibit two paintings at the Grand Central Palace .
Jerome Myers , An Artist in Manhattan ( New York : American Artists Group ... A nude by Robert Henri inspired him to write a story about an artist who painted " a raw cold virgin " in photographic verisimilitude and then began to take ...
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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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